SF Camerawork’s exhibitions are nationally recognized as a focal point for innovation, a pacesetter for new trends in the medium and a launching pad for artists’ careers. Our exhibitions present contemporary work in the photographic arts, as well as digital, video, and related visual image media. We have provided early exposure to a distinguished list of artists that includes Richard Barnes, Jim Campbell, Binh Danh, Graciela Iturbide, Todd Hido, Barbara Kruger, Richard Misrach, Shirin Neshat, Catherine Wagner, Carrie Mae Weems, Joel-Peter Witkin, and many others.
Camerawork provides support for artists to develop their work, including commissions and awards. Workshops, critiques, and portfolio reviews assist artists with their development and allow them to discuss their work with curators and gallery directors.
Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts, our award-winning publication, is produced twice annually and distributed nationally and internationally to subscribers, libraries, museums, universities, and bookstores. The Journal presents high-quality reproductions of contemporary photographic work and in-depth critical writing.
Camerawork offers a popular series of lectures, performances, film screenings, and forums for viewing new work and discussion of developments in the medium with artists, curators, gallery directors, historians, and other cultural leaders.
Camerawork’s 3,500+ volume reference library is a valuable resource for students, educators, scholars, and gallery visitors. Containing many rare and out-of-print books and periodicals, the library will reopen to the public in Fall 2009.