EVENTS/PAST/UPCOMING

 
Sanaz Mazinani, Trump on TV, 2016

Sanaz Mazinani, Trump on TV, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION
SANAZ MAZINANI
Signal to Noise
Thursday, February 23, 2017
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on Thursday, February 23, 2017 for the opening reception of Signal to Noise, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Sanaz Mazinani.  

You can learn more about the exhibition here.

 
Image from November Members' Critique.  Photographs by Emmanuel Feucht

Image from November Members' Critique.  Photographs by Emmanuel Feucht

FEBRUARY MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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.  If you are interested in participating in the February critique, please email joseph@sfcamerawork.org with the subject "February Members' Critique."

 

MEMBER FOR A DAY
Sunday, February 12, 2017

This year's Member for a Day event is February 12th! All current SF Camerawork members enjoy free admission to all participating venues.  Simply 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.

If you are not a current member, renew by February 7th and receive your membership card right away! Click here to renew your membership or to become a new member. 

Choose your favorites from the following Bay Area institutions:

Asian Art Museum
BAMPFA
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Museum of the African Diaspora
Oakland Museum of California
SFMOMA
University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Walt Disney Family Museum
Yerba Bunea Center for the Arts

 
Paula Bronstein, Razima holds her two-year old son Malik

Paula Bronstein, Razima holds her two-year old son Malik

STORYTELLERS LECTURE SERIES
WITH PAULA BRONSTEIN
Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6 – 8 PM
General Admission: $10
Members Admission: $5

SF Camerawork kicks off the second year of our popular Storytellers lecture series with award-winning American photojournalist Paula Bronstein.  Bronstein will be speaking about her latest work and signing copies of her new book Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear.  Over the past 14 years, Bronstein has traveled to Afghanistan to document the daily lives of the Afghan people.  Her work gives voice to many Afghans who remain silenced by the Taliban repression, particularly women and children.  Bronstein's searing photographs depict the country's on-going challenges as well as the stirrings of new hope.  Bronstein counters images of human rights abuses, poverty, self-immolation, and heroin addiction with images of women participating in elections, attending rallies, and receiving an education for the first time.  At the core of Bronstein's work is her compassion for her subjects and her ability to gain extraoridary access to document the hope and beauty as well as the harsh realities of their lives. 

The Storytellers lecture series is curated in collaboration with Judy Walgren, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and currently the editorial director for ViewFind.  Storytellers presents cutting-edge photographers from across the country whose approach to visual storytelling often blurs the lines between journalistic, documentary, and fine art photography.  The "story" embedded in a photograph or group of photographs is what creates the understanding and connection between audience and photograph. Photojournalism has been the cornerstone of this narrative approach to image-making, but with shifting trends in photography production and consumption, Storytellers aim to broaden the conversation in and about successful modes of photographic practice. 

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PHOTOFAIRS | SAN FRANCISCO
January 27 - 29, 2017
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion

SF Camerawork will debut our 2017 Fine Print Collection at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco this January 27 - 29, 2017 at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion.  PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco presents prominent galleries from around the world at the West Coast's leading destination for discovering and collecting artworks by emerging and internationally recognized artists working with still and moving images.  Come visit us at the fair and don't miss the chance to experience cutting-edge, contemporary photography on a global scale.  For more information, visit www. photofairs.org

 

IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT 8 X 10 WORKSHOP
Friday, January 27, 2017
6 - 9 PM

SF Camerawork is excited to be hosting an 8x10 workshop with Impossible Project and FotoFilmic on January 27, 2017 from 6 - 9 PM. This three-hour workshop will offer hands-on demonstration on how to use a 1920s 8x10 large format camera with 8x10 Impossible Project instant film, and a practice session where all participants get to shoot their own take and keep portrait. There is room for up to 15 participants and registration is open until January 25th. Registration costs, which cover use of all photographic equipment, film and related gear is $125 to the general public and $100 to current SF Camerawork members.  Learn more here.

 As an added bonus, all workshop participants will receive discounted entries to FOTOFILMIC17, the FotoFilmic International Traveling Exhibition Competition.  Discounts will include $10 off the EXHIBITION call for entry fee and $15 off the EXHIBITION + BOOK call for entry fee.

 
Jenny Odell, Things Made in North America, On view at SF Camerawork.

Jenny Odell, Things Made in North America, On view at SF Camerawork.

RECOLOGY SPECIAL SHUTTLE EVENT

CANCELED!

The shuttle event scheduled for Saturday, January 21, 2017 has been canceled!  Two big marches are taking place on Market Street and will block street access to the gallery on that day.

The current exhibition for Recology AIRs Ramekon O'Arwisters, Anja Ulfeldt, and Jinmei Chi will still take place at 401 Tunnel Avenue on January 20th, 21st, and 24th.  We encourage you to visit their studios.  More information can be found here.  

You can read more about the scheduled Women's March, a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all, here. 

 
Image from November Members' Critique.  Photographs by Emmanuel Feucht

Image from November Members' Critique.  Photographs by Emmanuel Feucht

JANUARY MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Thursday, January 19, 2017
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.  If you are interested in participating in December's critique, please email joseph@sfcamerawork.org with the subject "January Members' Critique."

 

SF CAMERAWORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PULITZER CENTER PRESENT:
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO END AIDS?
Thursday, January 12, 2017
6 - 8 PM

We are very excited to be hosting an upcoming panel discussion with The Pulitzer Center on January 12th from 6 - 8 PM.

Please join us as Pulitzer Center supported journalists Jon Cohen, Amy Maxmen, and Misha Friedman discuss their reporting on HIV/AIDS around the globe.  Jon Cohen's nuanced writing and video explore the movement to end AIDS.  Amy Maxmen reports from South Africa where scientists are working to break a cycle of infections in young women.  Misha Friedman's work explores the human side of the crisis: he has spent years documenting the crisis in Eastern Europe and recently returned to South Africa to photograph HIV-infected subjects he first interviewed three years ago. 

The Pulitzer Center supports in-depth reporting and educational programming about a myriad of under-reported global issues.  Please join us in a photography presentation and panel discussion to explore just what it will take to end AIDS.