EVENTS/PAST/UPCOMING

 
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OPENING RECEPTION
Creating A Different World Together
Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco Citywide Arts Show
Thursday, April 12, 2018
4 - 7 PM

Please join us in the gallery on Thursday, April 12th for the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco's 2018 Citywide Arts Show, Creating A Different World Together.  This exhibition features dance, spoken word, digital art, photo, voice, portraits, paintings, and collages from the Club's youth.  A series of live performances will begin in the gallery at 5:15 PM.

You can read more about this exhibition here.

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

 
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ARTIST TALK
Monet Clark & John Sanborn in conversation with
Matt Sussman, BAVC
Co-presented by SF Camerawork and Bay Area Video Coalition
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7 - 9 PM

Please join us at SF Camerawork for a conversation and screening with John Sanborn and Monet Clark, moderated by Matt Sussman (Public Programs and Fellowships Manager Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC).  The discussion will focus on the experience of collaboration both on their current piece NOW: A Video Art Ritual, as well as earlier collaborative works. 

 
  Image courtesy of Ben Molina

Image courtesy of Ben Molina

STORYTELLERS LECTURE SERIES
Scott Strazzante & Ben Molina
Curated by Judy Walgren
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6 - 8 PM
General Admission: $10.00
Members Admission: $5.00

  Image from "Shooting from the Hip"; courtesy of Scott Strazzante

Image from "Shooting from the Hip"; courtesy of Scott Strazzante

Join us in the gallery on Wednesday, February 28th, with photographers Scott Strazzante and Ben Molina. The Storytellers lecture series is curated in collaboration with Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Judy Walgren and 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 aims to broaden the conversation in and about successful modes of photographic practice.

Ben Molina is a designer who has spent over a decade working in the print industry.  He currently lives in the Bay Area and works as a pre-production artist and programmer for national public institutions and public corporations.  His photographs have been shown in numerous exhibitions and publications.  He has been involved in the design, editing, and production of several published photo books and zines.  Ben is also an avid photobook collector.

Scott Strazzante is a staff photographer at the San Francisco Chronicle.  Prior to his work at the Chronicle, he spent 27 years of his career working for various Chicago newspapers.  Strazzante’s 23- year long personal project and first book, Common Ground, has been featured in National GeographicMother Jones, and New York Times’ Lens Blog, and has won BOP’s Best Feature Video and POYi’s Community Awareness Award. In 2017, Strazzante published his second book, Shooting from the Hip, a collection of iPhone Hipstamatic images. Strazzante is a former POY/NPPA National Newspaper Photographer of the Year, an 11-time Illinois Photographer of the Year, and was part of a Chicago Tribune team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for investigative journalism.

 
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PHOTOFAIRS | SAN FRANCISCO
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 www.photofairs.org.

 
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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

 
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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.

 
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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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