EVENTS/PAST/UPCOMING

 

2017 STORYTELLERS LECTURE SERIES
EVENING #3
Amy Osborne & Josh Smith
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6 - 8 PM
General Ticket Price: $10
SF Camerawork Member Ticket Price: $5

Amy Osborne, Taylor Miller’s aunt, Jenny Lindsey, pins a shoulder board during Miller’s promotion to Coast Guard lieutenant at the Long Beach, Calif., base in January. Miller’s aunt and her husband accept her transition. Miller’s parents have disowned her.

Amy Osborne, Taylor Miller’s aunt, Jenny Lindsey, pins a shoulder board during Miller’s promotion to Coast Guard lieutenant at the Long Beach, Calif., base in January. Miller’s aunt and her husband accept her transition. Miller’s parents have disowned her.

Join us in the gallery on Tuesday, September 19th, for the third evening of this year's Storytellers Lecture Series featuring photographers Amy Osborne and Josh Smith.

Amy Osborne is a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in San Francisco who specializes in long-term projects. For the past year, Amy has been documenting Lieutenant Taylor Miller, the first openly transitioning officer in the Coast Guard.  Amy's project was recently published in the Washington Post, and the story prompted the Coast Guard Commandant to take a stand on the issue.  Following the story's release, he personally reached out to Lieutenant Miller and publicly vowed he would not break faith with transgender members of the Coast Guard.  Amy continues to document Taylor's transition and plans to continue photographing Taylor as she completes gender reassignment surgery. Amy also works part-time as a contributing photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle and as a full-time mom.

Josh Smith, Monster Truck and Dead Flowers

Josh Smith, Monster Truck and Dead Flowers

Born in Springfield, Missouri, Joshua Smith earned his M.F.A. in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, and has been living and working in the Bay Area since 2004.  Throughout his career, he has explored various photographic projects.  His most recent project, The First Years, documents his own expanding family. When he and his wife had two boys within two years of each other, they experienced a swift change in their family dynamic and had to confront the unknown. The unremitting demands of parenthood contained joy, tenderness, vulnerability, frustration, and fear all at once. The weight of being fully needed by their children afforded a sense of purpose, but also denied them their autonomy and individuality.  Under the guise of family historian, Smith works to examine and better understand this new way of being. Through this process, he explores all the contradictions and intricacies that exist within the complex and universal realm of family.  Smith has exhibited widely within the Bay Area and beyond, including Stanford University, the a.Muse gallery in San Francisco, and SF Art Market.  Smith is a photography instructor at Marin Academy and resides in Pacifica, CA with his wife and two sons.

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 aims to broaden the conversation in and about successful modes of photographic practice.

 
Photos by Viet Nghiem on display at the July Members' Critique

Photos by Viet Nghiem on display at the July Members' Critique

SEPTEMBER MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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 September critique, please email kristina@sfcamerawork.org with the subject line "September Members' Critique." Spots fill up quickly so don't wait to sign up!

 
Left: Rebecca Norris Webb, Stained Glass; Right: Alex Webb, Arcahaie, Haiti

Left: Rebecca Norris Webb, Stained Glass; Right: Alex Webb, Arcahaie, Haiti

ARTIST TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Slant Rhymes: The Photographs of
Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Please join us on Tuesday, September 26th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM for an artist talk and book signing with photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb.  They will show work from a number of projects, both published and unpublished, and discuss the creative challenges of working together and apart over the past three decades. The creative couple will show photographs from individual projects -- including Rebecca's My Dakota, her meditation on loss and landscape, and Alex's La Calle some 30 years of work from Mexico -- as well as their new collaborative book, Slant Rhymes, and joint work-in-progress The City Within

Alex Webb is known for his vibrant color work, including The Suffering of Light, a survey book of 30 years of his color photographs.  He’s exhibited at museums worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A Magnum Photos member since 1979, his work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and other publications. He has received numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007.  His most recent books are La Calle: Photographs from Mexico and Slant Rhymes, the latter with Rebecca Norris Webb.  He’s represented by Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco.

Originally a poet, Rebecca Norris Webb often interweaves her text and photographs in her six books, most notably with her monograph, My Dakota—an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly—with a solo exhibition of the work at The Cleveland Museum of Art in 2015.  Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cleveland Museum of Art, and George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY.  A new edition of Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (with Alex Webb) will be published in 2018. She’s represented by Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco.

 
Alice Shaw, Sedona

Alice Shaw, Sedona

OCTOBER MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
with special guest Alice Shaw
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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 Alice Shaw, an artist and educator based in San Francisco, CA.  Shaw is an Artadia Grant Awardee and is included in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  Her book People Who Look Like Me was published by Gallery 16 in San Francisco, where her work is represented. She currently teaches at the California College for the Arts.

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

 
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2 BLOCKS OF ART
Friday, October 13, 2017
5 - 9 PM
6th Street between Market and Howard

Please join us for the 7th annual 2 Blocks of Art art walk featuring photography, painting, and music by over 75 artists at 25 different locations on 6th Street between Market and Howard. Dance, listen to live musical performances, and view a variety of art exhibits in near-by galleries, bars, restaurants, and storefronts.

New this year will be a large-scale lighting art projection on the back of 16-story high 995 Market Street. The lighting art projection will begin shortly after 7 PM and the viewing area will also include a stage for entertainment. 

Presented by the Central Market Community Benefit District and Urban Solutions, 2 Blocks of Art is free and open to the public. 

Walking maps and more information is available here.

 

PREVIEW RECEPTION
"Curator Picks" Walkthrough with
Sandra S Phillips, SFMOMA Curator Emeritus
Thursday, October 26, 2017
6 - 9 PM
Hosted by Kerry Mansfield and RJ Muna

Please join us Thursday, October 26th from 6 - 9 PM for the preview reception to our 2017 Benefit Auction.  The reception features a "Curator's Picks" walkthrough led by SFMOMA Photography Curator Emeritus and field expert Sandra S Phillips and will be hosted by Kerry Mansfield and RJ Muna. 

 

2017 SF CAMERAWORK BENEFIT AUCTION
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Doors Open: 5:30 PM

The SF Camerawork Benefit Auction is our most important annual fundraiser. We host a traditional live auction of curated contemporary and vintage photography from around the world. You won't want to miss this opportunity to support photography in the Bay Area!

Learn more here