Delicious Taste, 1984.

Delicious Taste, 1984.

Love in the Time of War
Thursday, September 1, 2016, 6 - 8 PM
Delicious Taste in Conversation with Curators at 7 PM

Please join us for the opening reception of  Love in the Time of War curated by Việt Lê and Jennifer Vanderpool.  


Ken Light & Darcy Padilla
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
6 - 8 PM
SF Camerawork Member Ticket Price: $5
General Ticket Price: $10

Please join us on Wednesday, September 14th from 6 - 8 PM with photographers Ken Light and Darcy Padilla. Both photographers will present their coverage of the current election cycle. Ken Light will also be talking about and signing copies of What's Going On? 1969-1974.

What's Going On? 1969-1974 is a monograph of Ken Light's earliest work from 1969 to 1974 documenting the social landscape of America as it roiled with upheaval.  Light began as a participant in the youth movement and later became an observer of the entire spectrum of cultural and political wars in America, crisscrossing the country with youthful passion and a yearning to explain his county to himself. 

Darcy Padilla is a photographer, lecturer, and member of Agence Vu in Paris. Padilla's awards include a W. Eugene Smith Grant, Guggenheim Fellowship, Alexia Foundation Grant, Open Society Institute Fellowship, Getty Images Grant, Alicia Patterson Fellowship, and three World Press Photo Awards. In 2016, Padilla received the Canon Female Photojournalist Award and has been documenting the U.S. elections exclusively for the French newspaper, Le Monde. 


Friday, September 16, 2016
4 - 8 PM
6th Street between Market and Howard

Please join us for the 6th annual 2 Blocks of Art art walk featuring photography, painting, and music by over 75 artists at 20 different locations on 6th Street between Market and Howard. 

This year, the event will premier new photography by Janet Delaney, who has documented the ever changing life and landscapes of San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood since the late 1970s.  There will also be independent exhibitions by Oskar Lawrence, Brent Malone, Richard Perri and Chelsea Larsson, and group shows by Art Span, Inks of Truth, and Recology. 

Presented by the Central Market Community Benefit District and Urban Solutions, 2 Blocks of Art is free and open to the public. The event also includes outdoor music and dance, as well as food and drinks at local restaurants and bars. 

Walking maps are available here.


Forgetting Vietnam by Trinh T. Minh-ha
Friday, September 16, 2016, 7 - 9 PM New Parkway Theater, Oakland
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7 - 9 PM Timken Hall, CCA, San Francisco

Please join us in viewing Trinh T. Minh-ha's Forgetting Vietnam, which will be screened off-site both at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland on September 16th and at CCA's Timken Hall on September 22nd.  Shot in Hi-8 video in 1995 and in HD and SD in 2012, the film explores Vietnam’s geo-political situation by examining the relation of land and water to Vietnamese history and culture. Touching on a trauma of international scale, Forgetting Vietnam is made in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War and of its survivors. 

Click here for tickets.

Image from August members' critique; photographs by Rusty Weston.

Image from August members' critique; photographs by Rusty Weston.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
6 - 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly member critique. This is a great opportunity to get direct feedback on your work and photographic practice by SF Camerawork's staff and wider photographic community.

Please email with "August Members' Critique" if you are interested in participating. Space is limited. 

Anida Yoeu Ali, Red Chador

Anida Yoeu Ali, Red Chador

Love in the Time of War
Saturday, October 15
6 - 8 PM

Please join us in closing our current exhibition Love in the Time of War.  At the event, curator Việt Lê will moderate an artivist panel with artists Anida Yoeu Ali, Bo, Francisco Camacho Herrera, Amy Lee Sanford, and Nguyễn Quốc Thành.  In addition, Anida Youe Ali will also preform her site-specific durational performance Red Chador. 

Binh Danh, San Francisco Camerawork

Binh Danh, San Francisco Camerawork

"Curator Picks" Walkthrough with
Sandra S Phillips, SFMOMA Curator Emeritus
Thursday, October 27, 2016
6 - 9 PM

Please join us Thursday, October 27th from 6 - 9 PM for the preview reception to our 2016 Benefit Auction.  The reception features an in-gallery talk led by SFMOMA photography curator emeritus and field expert Sandra S Phillips. 


Saturday, October 29, 2016
Registration: 5:30 PM
Bidding: 7:00 PM

The SF Camerawork Benefit Auction is our pivotal event and our most important annual fundraiser. Every year we have a dynamic selection of photographic artwork that has been generously donated by local, national, and internationally renowned artists to be auctioned off by auctioneer Rick Wester. Save the date for our 2016 Benefit Auction, this year on the evening of Saturday, October 29th. 

Please click here for more information for the 2016 Benefit Auction.