Binh Danh, Yosemite Falls, June 20,  2014

Binh Danh, Yosemite Falls, June 20,  2014

Thursday, January 25, 2018
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on Thursday, January 25th from 6 - 8 PM for a very special conversation with photographer Binh Danh and author Shelton Johnson about their work and how it relates to diversity and inclusion within the National Parks System.

Shelton Johnson’s mission has been to tackle issues of under representation within the national parks, to bring diversity to the trails, and to encourage minorities to establish relationships with the outdoors. The catalyst for this work has been his influential research into the Buffalo Soldiers, an African-American regiment which served in the Sierra Nevadas at the end of the nineteenth-century and whose members later became some of Yosemite’s first park rangers. By unearthing and sharing this untold history, Johnson hopes to create a sense of inclusion for African-American and other non-white park visitors and hopes to better engage communities of color with the park system.

Current exhibiting artist Binh Danh photographs Yosemite with attention to the complex relationship between the national parks and the non-white body.  In his Yosemite project, Danh uses the daguerreotype to render with exquisite detail Yosemite’s mountains and valleys, and to create a reflective surface upon which the viewer can see his or her own reflection superimposed upon the landscape. For Danh, who is Vietnamese-American, the reflective quality of the daguerreotype is highly important in that it specifically allows immigrants and minorities to see their own body as part of the natural American landscape.

Monet Clark as the two characters Perspicacious and Catharsis in NOW

Monet Clark as the two characters Perspicacious and Catharsis in NOW

NOW: A Video Art Ritual
John Sanborn & Monet Clark
Thursday, February 8, 2017
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on Thursday, February 8th from 6 to 8 PM for the opening reception of our new exhibition NOW: A Video Art Ritual, a multi-screen audience participatory performance and video installation.

Learn more about the exhibition here

J. John Priola, Grey Wall, 2014

J. John Priola, Grey Wall, 2014

with special guest J. John Priola
Thursday, February 15, 2018
6 - 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly members' 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. This month we will be joined by special guest J. John Priola, a contemporary visual artist using photography and video.  Priola has exhibited nationally and internationally. Currently, he is represented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery where he has had many solo and group exhibitions. His work is part of the permanent collections of major museums including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum, New York.  He is Senior Lecturer at the San Francisco Art Institute and has taught at ICP Bard, SF State, and CCA.

If you are interested in participating in the February critique, please email with the subject line "February Members' Critique." Spots fill up quickly so don't wait to sign up!


February 22 - 25, 2018
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion

Come visit SF Camerawork's booth at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco -- the cutting edge contemporary art fair dedicated to the photographic medium—returning to Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion from February 22-25, 2018. The fair's international focus and boutique curation create an excellent environment to discover and collect innovative works of art.  For information, visit