EVENTS/PAST/UPCOMING

J. John Priola, Grey Wall, 2014

J. John Priola, Grey Wall, 2014

FEBRUARY MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
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 kristina@sfcamerawork.org with the subject line "February Members' Critique." Spots fill up quickly so don't wait to sign up!

 

OPENING RECEPTION
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

 
Lena Martinez-Miller, Untitled

Lena Martinez-Miller, Untitled

PROJECT PROJECTION
Artists: Samantha Allard, Alex Hamilton, Alex Goodwin,
Oliver Leach, Danny Lulu, and Lena Martinez-Miller
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on Tuesday, January 30th from 6 to 8 PM for a fun night of slide projections organized by artist and educator Alice Shaw. Current Bay Area students Samantha Allard, Alex Hamilton, Danny Lulu, and Leana Martinez-Miller, along with recent graduates Alex Goodwin and Oliver Leach will project their work onto the gallery walls, and visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the space and experience the various work. These artists, all millenials who began their photographic work after the slide projector’s heyday, utilize the device in alternative ways to creatively address issues pertaining to the intersection of photography with performance and sculpture.

 
Binh Danh, Yosemite Falls, June 20,  2014

Binh Danh, Yosemite Falls, June 20,  2014

CONVERSATION WITH BINH DANH & SHELTON JOHNSON
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.

 

JANUARY MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
with special guest Bill Kouwenhoven
Thursday, January 18, 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 Bill Kouwenhoven.  Bill is an independent curator and freelance photography critic with more than 20 years experience as an editor for such noted publications as photo metro and HotShoe. He is the author of introductory essays for more than 30 photography books as well as Nuevas Historias: Contemporary Spanish Photography and Video Art (Hatje Cantz, 2008). He is interested in long-term documentary and journalistic projects for consideration as photography books. He can help with portfolio development and suggest galleries, publications and festivals appropriate to the work. Based in Berlin and New York, he speaks English, German, Spanish and some French.

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

 
Noah Wilson, Cherokee, California from the series Ground Truthing. Available through our Membership Fine Print Program.

Noah Wilson, Cherokee, California from the series Ground Truthing. Available through our Membership Fine Print Program.

WINTER HOLIDAY HOURS
December 23, 2017 - January 8, 2018

SF Camerawork will be closed for the holidays December 23rd through January 8th.  The gallery will reopen with our current exhibition LANDMARK: Yosemite through the Lens of Contemporary Photography on Tuesday, January 9th.

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