David Butow. Image courtesy of the photographer.

David Butow. Image courtesy of the photographer.

David Butow & Jessica Christian
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
6 - 8 PM
SF Camerawork Member Ticket Price: $5
General Ticket Price: $10

Judy Walgren (Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and editorial director for ViewFind), SF Camerawork, and PhotoArts Marin have teamed up to invite cutting-edge photographers from across the country to talk about their work and approach to visual storytelling. 

Storytelling is a word that has become increasingly popular in the field of photography.  The "Story" embedded in a photograph or group of photographs creates the understanding and connection between audience and photograph - no matter which branch of the field the photographer employs. Photojournalism has been the cornerstone for this narrative approach to image-making, but as photographic genres continue to blur, the Storyteller's skill is increasingly important to all photographers.

This is the third night in this series of lectures and will feature the work of photographers David Butow and Jessica Christian.

California-based photojournalist David Butow began photographing while in high school in Dallas, Texas. He has since worked in over two dozen countries including Afghanistan, Burma, Iraq, Peru and Yemen. His news and feature coverage of subjects such as the 2011 Japanese tsunami, the 2008 China earthquake, and social issues in the United States have won awards from World Press Photo, Communications Arts, American Photography Annual, Photo District News and others. His current book project "Seeing Buddha" has been published in the New York Times and National Geographic magazine. 

Jessica Christian, a Bay Area native, is a visual journalist and photo editor of the San Francisco Examiner. Her recent work focuses on protests against corruption within law enforcement and telling the stories of those who have been affected by the ever-changing landscape within the Bay Area.

BUY YOUR TICKETS FOR RESERVED SEATING. The last Storytellers event was standing room only!


Theresa Ganz, Rock Room, 2016; Image courtesy of the artist.

Theresa Ganz, Rock Room, 2016; Image courtesy of the artist.

Thursday, July 28, 2016
6 - 8 PM

On the evening of Thursday, July 28th from 6 - 8 PM the jurors of S P A C E will walk us through the curated exhibition. The jury was composed of: Anastasia James, Associate Curator, The Contemporary Jewish Museum; Michael Light, Artist and Bookmaker; and Mark Murrmann, Photography Editor, Mother Jones. Join us to hear firsthand about their selection process and how they came to their final decision. 


Thursday, August 18, 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. 


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.