EVENTS/PAST/UPCOMING

2 BLOCKS OF ART
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.

Ken Light.  Image courtesy of the artist.

Ken Light.  Image courtesy of the artist.

STORYTELLERS LECTURE SERIES
EVENING 4
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.

Darcy Padilla.  Image courtesy of the artist.

Darcy Padilla.  Image courtesy of the artist.

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. 

 
Delicious Taste, 1984.

Delicious Taste, 1984.

OPENING RECEPTION & ARTIST TALK
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.  

 
Scene from June Members' Critique; Photographs by Deana Collins.

Scene from June Members' Critique; Photographs by Deana Collins.

AUGUST MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
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 joseph@sfcamerawork.org with "August Members' Critique" if you are interested in participating. Space is limited. 

 

S P A C E  JUROR WALKTHROUGH
Thursday, July 28, 2016
6 - 8 PM

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

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

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. 

 

STORYTELLERS LECTURE SERIES
EVENING 3
David Butow & Jessica Christian
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
6 - 8 PM
SF Camerawork Member Ticket Price: $5
General Ticket Price: $10

David Butow. Image courtesy of the photographer.

David Butow. Image courtesy of the photographer.

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!

SPONSORS

Amelia Konow, V838, 2013; Image courtesy of the artist. 

Amelia Konow, V838, 2013; Image courtesy of the artist. 

 

OPENING RECEPTION
S P A C E
Thursday, July 14, 2016
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on Thursday, July 14th from 6 - 8 PM for the opening reception of S P A C E, the 2016 Annual Juried Exhibition. Featuring artwork by David Campbell, Theresa Ganz, Amelia Konow, and Jacqueline Woods, the artwork in this exhibition presents an exploration and varied creative, photographic interpretations of the concept of "space." 

View the exhibition page here.

 

ARTIST TALK AND BOOKSIGNING
Jona Frank, The Modern Kids
Mimi Plumb, The Girls
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on Wednesday, June 16th from 6 - 8 PM with photographers Jona Frank and Mimi Plumb

Jona Frank will present her new book, The Modern Kids (Kehrer Verlag). Beginning in 2010, Frank has explored and photographed an amateur boxing club in a working class community outside Liverpool, England. These photographs combine the qualities of formal portraiture with the intimacy of viewing the sport from a woman's view. The book features an essay by artist and filmmaker Bruce Webber.

The Girls is an ongoing project by Mimi Plumb. For the past five years, Plumb has been making color portraits of young women who remind her of her 1970s suburban roots. 

 
Scene from June Members' Critique; Photographs by Deana Collins.

Scene from June Members' Critique; Photographs by Deana Collins.

JUNE MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Wednesday, June 22, 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.

 

CREATIVE MEAN
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
6 - 8 PM

We are excited to be hosting an upcoming Creative Mean event on June 21st from 6 - 8 PM.

This evening, Creative Mean will present Chinatown Pretty blog photographer Andria Lo and writer Valerie Luu; San Francisco Chronicle filmmakers Tim Hussin and Erin Brethauer; and journalist and radio producer Annie Brown. 

Creative Mean is a new meetup and speaker series that brings together professionals from different mediums and industries for a night of talks and performances. For more information on Creative Mean, view their website here

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Photographer and writer duo Andria Lo  and Valerie Luu share a soft-spot for Chinese po-pos (grandmas) and their unique fashion sense. Together, the two created ChinatownPretty.com celebrating street style of seniors living in San Francisco's Chinatown. 

"Last Men Standing" is the first feature-length documentary from the San Francisco Chronicle. The film follows the lives of eight men who lived through the AIDS epidemic of the 80s and 90s. A preview of the film will be featured followed by a discussion with the filmmakers Erin Brethauer and Tim Hussin.

Journalist Annie Brown will discuss her recent piece in the California Sunday Magazine about sex-reassignment surgery inside the American prison system, and her experience translating the piece for radio. 

 
Image courtesy of Suné Woods.

Image courtesy of Suné Woods.

STORYTELLERS LECTURE SERIES
EVENING 2
WITH SUNÉ WOODS & WESAAM AL-BADRY
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
6 - 8 PM
Ticket price: $10

Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and editorial director for ViewFind Judy Walgren, 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 through their work.

Storytelling is a word that has become increasingly popular in the field of photography.  The "Story" embedded in a photograph or group of photographs is what 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 second in this series of lectures and will feature the work of artists Suné Woods and Wesaam Al-Badry.

Suné Woods creates photographs, collage works, and multi-channel video installations. Woods employs a combination of appropriated and created imagery to address sociological phenomenon, imperialist mechanisms, and formations of knowledge. Her work engages absences and vulnerabilities within cultural and social histories through the photographic image. She is interested in how language is emoted, guarded, and translated through the absence/presence of a physical body. Woods is the recipient of The 2016 Baum Award for an Emerging American Photographer and her work is currently on view at SF Camerawork through June 25, 2016.

Wesaam Al-Badry was born in Nasiriyah, Iraq, and lived at a refugee camp where he traded some marbles for a camera and has been shooting ever since.  Al-Badry has been a contract photographer for CNN and Al-Jazeera America. He is currently pursuing his BFA in Photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. His recent work covers the rise of Islamophobic merchandising in America.

 
Roman Vishniac, [Interior of the Anhalter Bahnhof railway terminus near Potsdamer Platz], Berlin, 1929-early 1930s. Ink-jet print. (C) Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography. Roman Vishniac Rediscovered. On view February 11 - May 29, 2016. The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Roman Vishniac, [Interior of the Anhalter Bahnhof railway terminus near Potsdamer Platz], Berlin, 1929-early 1930s. Ink-jet print. (C) Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography. Roman Vishniac Rediscovered. On view February 11 - May 29, 2016. The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

SF CAMERAWORK COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP EVENT
CJM GALLERY TALK CHAT: ROMAN VISHNIAC REDISCOVERED
with Judy Walgren
Friday, May 20, 2016
12:30 - 1:00 PM

The Contemporary Jewish Museum is offering all SF Camerawork members a discounted ticket price to attend Judy Walgren's lunchtime Gallery Chat on May 20th. 

CJM Gallery Chats are short talks or performances in the gallery providing insights into the art or expanding on the stories in the exhibition. On May 20 at 12:30pm, in conjunction with the exhibition "Roman Vishniac Rediscovered," Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and editorial director for ViewFind Judy Walgren will discuss how contemporary photographers have considerably blurred or even obliterated the distinction among journalism, art, and documentary in late twentieth century photography.

"Roman Vishniac Rediscovered," on view at The CJM through May 29, introduces recently discovered and radically diverse new bodies of work and repositions #RomanVishniac's iconic photographs of Eastern Europe within the broader tradition of 1930s commissioned social documentary photography.
→ thecjm.me/RVrediscovered

 

MAY MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Wednesday, May 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 michael@sfcamerawork.org with "May Members' Critique" if you are interested in participating. Space is limited. 

 
Suné Woods, Mano a Mano, 2015, mixed media collage

Suné Woods, Mano a Mano, 2015, mixed media collage

OPENING RECEPTION
Suné Woods
2016 Baum Award for an Emerging American Photographer
Thursday, May 5, 2016
6 - 8 PM

Please join us for the opening reception of the 2016 Baum Award for an Emerging American Photographer Exhibition, this year awarded to Los Angeles-based artist Suné Woods. 

Learn more about the Baum Award here

 
Image courtesy of Glen Graves.

Image courtesy of Glen Graves.

APRIL MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Wednesday, April 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 michael@sfcamerawork.org with "April Members' Critique" if you are interested in participating. Space is limited. 

 
Todd Heisler

Todd Heisler

STORYTELLERS LECTURE SERIES
INAUGURAL EVENING
WITH TODD HEISLER AND LEAH MILLIS
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
6 - 8 PM
Ticket price: $10

Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and editorial director for ViewFind Judy Walgren, 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 through their work.

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

This inaugural event will feature the work of photojournalists Todd Heisler and Leah Millis

Todd Heisler has been a staff photographer for the New York Times since 2006. In 2010 he was part of the team that won the National News and Documentary Emmy for One in 8 Million, and in 2006 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for Final Salute

Leah Millis, born and raised in Denver, picked up her first SLR camera at the age of 12 and has had one in her hands ever since. Millis joined the San Francisco Chronicle in 2013 as a staff photographer. Her recent work is concerned with covering the worst drought in California's modern history.

Storytellers is funded in part by Cioppino'sViewFind, the Northern California Council of Camera Clubs, and PhotoArts Marin.

 

MEMBER FOR A DAY
Saturday, March 19, 2016
12 - 5 PM

Step into Spring with a day of art around town! Choose among your favorites from the following Bay Area institutions offering SF Camerawork Members free admission on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Please present your membership card for two free general admissions per membership at each location; some restrictions apply. Check with each location for details of open hours and a listing of exhibitions on view.

Click here to renew your membership or to become a new member. 

Participating Museums:

Asian Art Museum
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Museum of the African Diaspora
Oakland Museum of California
SF Camerawork
University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Walt Disney Family Museum
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

 

MARCH MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
6 - 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly member critique. Our March critique will be led by Gallery Manager Michael Thurin and our good friend Jennifer Brandon, a San Francisco-based artist and educator at Mills College in Oakland, CA.

This is a great opportunity to get direct feedback on your work and photographic practices by SF Camerawork's staff and wider arts community. We review up to 6 portfolios a night, and registration is on a first come basis. 

Please email michael@sfcamerawork.org with "March Members' Critique" as the subject if you are interested in participating. Space is limited.

 

SF CAMERAWORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PHOTOALLIANCE AND DAYLIGHT BOOKS PRESENT:
DAYLIGHT BOOKS SPRING 2016 PRE-LAUNCH PARTY & BOOK SIGNING

Thursday, March 10, 2016
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on March 10th from 6 - 8 PM for a special pre-launch event featuring Daylight Books' Spring 2016 title. This event will be co-hosted at our gallery with PhotoAlliance as a kickoff to the PhotoAlliance portfolio review weekend

Daylight's Spring 2016 titles include: Alice Hargrave, Paradise WaveringGary Harwood and David Foster, Tiger Legacy: Stories Of Massillon FootballRubi Lebovitch, Home Sweet HomeWilliam McDowell, Ground: A Reprise of Photographs from the FSA; Stan Raucher, Metro: Scenes from an Urban Stage; Leah Sobsey, Collections: Birds Bones and Butterflies

The artists will be on hand to give short presentations about their books and sign them. Refreshments will be provided!

 

ARTISTS' TALK
Kurt Tong
Daniel Traub
Tuesday, February 23, 2015
6 - 8 PM

On Tuesday, February 23rd SF Camerawork and Chinese Culture Center present an artist talk and book signing with exhibiting artists from our dual-sited exhibition,  Retrieved.
This event will be held at SF Camerawork.

 

OPENING RECEPTION
 Retrieved
Kurt Tong, Daniel Traub, Beijing Silvermine/Thomas Sauvin
Friday, February 19, 2015
6 - 8 PM

Please join SF Camerawork and Chinese Culture Center as we open our dual-sited exhibition,  Retrieved. A complimentary shuttle will be available to take guests between venues.  

 

FEBRUARY MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Wednesday, February 17, 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 michael@sfcamerawork.org with "February Members' Critique" if you are interested in participating. Space is limited. 

 

EN.VI.SION
Young Artists on the Horizon
Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco Citywide Art Show
February 9 - 11, 2016
Poetry Reading: February 9, 2016, 4 - 5 PM
Opening Reception: February 11, 2016, 5 - 7 PM

 

ARTIST TALKS AND BOOK PERFORMANCE
Amber Hoy
Ethan Rafal: Shock and Awe
Thursday, January 28, 2015
7 - 9 PM

Please join us for an evening of artist talks, performance, and book signing with Amber Hoy and Ethan Rafal on Thursday, January 28th from 7 - 9 PM. 

In 2006, Amber Hoy deployed to Iraq as an ammunition specialist. Her work explores questions of her military service through the use of photographs, stories and abstractions: images and words pointing to each other, providing and withholding clues. In this work, she speaks to incidences of trauma, sexism and racism, combining images of past and present showing the slippage between military and civilian life colliding, communicating, and unraveling. 

Ethan Rafal's twelve-year, autobiographical project examining the relationship between protracted war and homeland decay, Shock and Awe, is a meticulously crafted image, text, and found object journal that blurs the line between author and subject, and personal and authoritative histories. Completed over countless years traveling the United States, the project pulls from the traditions of documentary photography and writing set on the American road.

The Shock and Awe Book Tour returns the journal to the people and places depicted, bringing author, subject, and viewer into an exploration of the total meaning of the work. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the project, the performance of Shock and Awe is equal parts story-telling, show-and-tell, and group discussion, presented with ample cast-iron pie, whiskey.

 
"Littoral Drift" installation view. Image courtesy of the artist.

"Littoral Drift" installation view. Image courtesy of the artist.

CONVERSATION WITH THE ARTIST
Meghann Riepenhoff
with Emily Lambert, Associate Director, Fraenkel Gallery
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
6 - 8 PM

On Tuesday, January 19th artist Meghann Riepenhoff will be joined by Emily Lambert, Associate Director of Fraenkel Gallery to discuss the artist's work and current exhibition, Littoral Drift. Please join us to learn more about Meghann's artwork, how she developed her unique process, and how it relates to historic and contemporary photographic practices.

 

JANUARY MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
6 - 8 PM

You're invited to join us for our first members' critique of 2016! 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 michael@sfcamerawork.org with "January Members' Critique" if you are interested in participating. Space is limited.