ARCHIVE/2019/EXHIBITIONS/ EVENTS

 
SFC Members’ Critique, image courtesy of Scott Globus

SFC Members’ Critique, image courtesy of Scott Globus

AUGUST MEMBERS’ CRITIQUE
Thursday, August 15, 2019
6 – 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly members’ critiques. This is a great opportunity to receive direct feedback from SF Camerawork’s staff and wider photographic community.  If you are interested in participating in the August critique, please email kristina@sfcamerawork.org.

 Become a member or renew your membership here.

 
Vikesh Kapoor,  On an Island,  from SFC’s exhibition  Forecast 2019

Vikesh Kapoor, On an Island, from SFC’s exhibition Forecast 2019

JUROR WALKTHROUGH
Forecast 2019: SF Camerawork’s Annual Survey Exhibition
Thursday, August 8, 2019
6 - 8 PM

Please join us in the gallery on Thursday, August 8th from 6 to 8 PM for a special exhibition walkthrough with this year’s jurors Beryl Bevilacque (Artist Liaison, Jessica Silverman Gallery), Samantha Cooper (Photo Editor, Wired Magazine), and Erica Deeman (Artist). They will speak candidly about the jurying process and discuss the artwork selected for this year’s exhibition.

Read more about this exhibition here.

 
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CREATIVE MEAN
Curators Panel with Robin Birdd & Dominic Cheng,
Susie Kantor, and Heather Snider
Thursday, August 1, 2019
6 - 8 PM

Please join us in the gallery on Thursday, August 1st for Creative Mean’s summer event. At this Curators Panel, Creative Mean founder Jeff Enlow will moderate a discussion with a panel of curators, directors, and producers, celebrating those working behind the scenes and their commitment to our Bay Area community.

The night will feature a discussion with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) curator Susie Kantor, artists and Macro Waves collective members Robin Birdd and Dominic Cheng, and director of SF Camerawork Heather Snider.

 
Caleb Charland,  The Surface of the Penobscot River, Stockton Springs, Maine , 2018

Caleb Charland, The Surface of the Penobscot River, Stockton Springs, Maine, 2018

FIELD GUIDE: SF Camerawork Off-Site Events
Presented by Sarah Shepard Gallery and SF Camerawork
Date: Friday, July 19, 2019, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: Sarah Shepard Gallery (2245 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939)

RSVP here

SF Camerawork’s programming series Field Guide presents unique opportunities to explore new ideas and approaches to photography at off-site venues around the Bay Area. For this Field Guide event, please join us at Sarah Shepard Gallery in Larkspur where gallery owner Sarah Shepard will introduce the current exhibition Caleb Charland: A Survey, and join in a conversation with SF Camerawork director Heather Snider and Sasha Wolf (Sasha Wolf Projects, NY). Together they will discuss Caleb Charland’s experimental photographic works which delve into time, space, geometric patterns, and illusory components. This event is free and open to the public.

 
Stuart Gunn presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique.

Stuart Gunn presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique.

JULY MEMBERS’ CRITIQUE
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
6 – 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly members’ critiques. This is a great opportunity to receive direct feedback from SF Camerawork’s staff and wider photographic community.  If you are interested in participating in the July critique, please email kristina@sfcamerawork.org.

 Become a member or renew your membership here.

 
Adrian Burrell,  Black Americans , July 4, 2018, from SFC’s exhibition  Forecast 2019

Adrian Burrell, Black Americans, July 4, 2018, from SFC’s exhibition Forecast 2019

HOLIDAY HOURS
Thursday, July 4 - Saturday, July 6, 2019

In observance of Independence Day, the gallery will close for the July 4th holiday.  We hope you have an enjoyable holiday with friends and family. The gallery will resume normal hours on Wednesday, July 10th.

 
Kristina Knipe,  Daiquiri and Crawfish , from SFC’s exhibition  Forecast 2019

Kristina Knipe, Daiquiri and Crawfish, from SFC’s exhibition Forecast 2019

OPENING RECEPTION
Forecast 2019: SF Camerawork’s Annual Survey Exhibition
Thursday, June 27, 2019
6 - 8 PM

Please join us in celebrating this year’s selected artists at the opening reception for Forecast 2019: SF Camerawork’s Annual Survey Exhibition on Thursday, June 27th from 6 - 8 PM.

Selected Artists: Adrian Burrell, Nathan Cordova, Salome El, Keko Jackson, Brendon Kahn, Vikesh Kapoor, Kristina Knipe, Desiree Rios, Sophia Schultz Rocha, Chanell Stone, Adrian Octavius Walker, and Aaron Wax.

Read more about the exhibition here

 
Andrea Bruce,  Our Democracy

Andrea Bruce, Our Democracy

CATCHLIGHT LOCAL INFORMATION SESSION
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
5:30 - 8 PM
RSVP here

Join us in the gallery on Wednesday, June 26th to learn more about CatchLight’s new visual storytelling initiative CatchLight Local. This information session will feature a live Q&A with CatchLight Local staff and newsroom partners, an informal project pitch breakout session, and lightning talks by program partners working at the intersection of community-based storytelling, journalism, creative placemaking, and social change. This event is free and open to the public. Door open at 5:30 pm; Program begins at 6:00 pm.

CatchLight Local Visual Storytelling Initiative is a place-based program that connects powerful visual storytelling directly with local newsrooms and community members to establish vital common ground for diverse insights and possible solutions to critical issues in a local context.

Learn more about CatchLight Local here.

 
David Clarkson presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

David Clarkson presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

JUNE MEMBERS’ CRITIQUE
Thursday, June 20, 2019
6 – 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly members’ critiques. This is a great opportunity to receive direct feedback from SF Camerawork’s staff and wider photographic community.  If you are interested in participating in the June critique, please email kristina@sfcamerawork.org.

 Become a member or renew your membership here.

 
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EVENING RECEPTION
StreetFoto SF presents
Two Way Street: An exhibition of diptychs by Women in Street
Thursday, June 6, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Please join us in the gallery on Thursday, June 6th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM for the evening reception for Two Way Street: An exhibition of diptychs by Women in Street. The group’s founder Casey Meshbesher will be in attendance and will participate in a Q & A session.

Read more about the exhibition here.

 
Stuart Gunn presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

Stuart Gunn presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

MAY MEMBERS’ CRITIQUE
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 (* new date!)
6 – 8 PM

 All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly members’ critiques. This is a great opportunity to receive direct feedback from SF Camerawork’s staff and wider photographic community.  If you are interested in participating in the May critique, please email kristina@sfcamerawork.org.

 Become a member or renew your membership here.

 
Jennifer Brandon,  Reflect-ing I , 2016

Jennifer Brandon, Reflect-ing I, 2016

EXHIBITION WALKTHROUGH
Presented by Casemore Kirkeby and SF Camerawork
with Jennifer Brandon and Sean McFarland

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7 - 8 PM
Location: Casemore Kirkeby
(1275 Minnesota Street #102, San Francisco, CA 94107)

Please join us for a walkthrough of Casemore Kirkeby’s current exhibition Handless Operative (April 13 - May 25) with artists Sean McFarland and Jennifer Brandon. Works in Handless Operative explore the photograph as an object of agency through viewership.

 
Left Image: PACE/WIRTZ,  British Bomber 8-22 1940 , Right Image: Kirk Crippens,  Tracy Deetjen’s Dining Room

Left Image: PACE/WIRTZ, British Bomber 8-22 1940,
Right Image: Kirk Crippens, Tracy Deetjen’s Dining Room

ARTIST TALK & BOOK SIGNING
PACE/WIRTZ, Images in Transition: Wirephotos 1938 – 1945
Kirk Crippens, Going South — Big Sur
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6 – 8 PM

Please join us in the gallery for an artist talk and book signing on Wednesday, May 8th from 6 - 8 PM.  Collaborators David Pace and Stephen Wirtz will share their newly published book Images in Transition: Wirephotos 1938 – 1945 and Kirk Crippens will discuss his latest book Going South — Big Sur.

In Images in Transition: Wirephotos 1938-1945, David Pace and Stephen Wirtz transform news photographs from the Second World War into images with powerful contemporary resonance. Drawing from Wirtz’s extensive collection of wirephotos originally transmitted by radio or wire for publication in newspapers in the United States, Pace and Wirtz scan the originals, radically cropping and dramatically enlarging portions of the images. Images in Transition both continues and subverts the historical process of transforming these wartime images, raising questions about the technologies of image making and image transmission, the history of photography, the notion of truth in journalism, and the role of propaganda in news photography.

Kirk Crippens’ latest book Going South — Big Sur, explores Big Sur’s rugged landscape as well as the locals who call the area home. Crippens began this project after the winter of 2017, when extreme rainfall caused one of the main bridges along Highway 1 to collapse, subsequently shutting off access to the area. During this closure when Big Sur was empty and quiet, Crippens hiked his large format camera into the area, exploring the devastation caused by mudslides, as well as meeting with the resilient residents, and photographing.

Both Going South — Big Sur and Images in Transition: Wirephotos 1938 – 1945 are published by Schilt Publishing and are available in stores and online.

 
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2 BLOCKS OF ART
Saturday, May 4, 2019
1:00 - 5:00 PM

Head over to our Mid-Market neighborhood on Saturday, May 4th for an afternoon of art. The revered San Francisco 2 Blocks of Art returns for its 8th year featuring over 20 local businesses, organizations, artists, and art groups including, the Luggage Store Gallery, Sketchpad Gallery, 1AM, Thrasher Magazine, and ArtSpan. 

Learn more about all exhibitors and view the complete neighborhood map at 2BlocksofArt.org

 
Andréanne Michon,  Index 8

Andréanne Michon, Index 8

PHOTOALLIANCE LECTURE SERIES:
ANDRÉANNE MICHON AND ASPEN MAYS

Friday, April 19, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Location: SFAI, Osher Lecture Hall
(800 Chestnut Street at Jones Street)
Tickets: $15
Show your SF Camerawork Member Card at the door and bring a guest for free!

Please join us at SFAI for a PhotoAlliance Lecture Series with Aspen Mays and SF Camerawork exhibiting artist Andréanne Michon (Colliding, April 11 - June 8, 2019).

Art Papers describes Aspen Mays' work as standing in deft opposition to the technology we have come to rely on for answers, putting faith not in complex databases and rapidly evolving technology, but rather in the ability of everyday objects and materials to spark our imagination. In doing so, she re-imagines the world around us, finding new possibilities in the commonplace.

Toronto-based artist Andréanne Michon has developed a photographic practice that incorporates a series of exchanges between traditional mediums, incorporating straight photography, printmaking, video, sound, sculpture, and pyrogravure. Michon’s processes, which depend on chemical reactions, pressure, heat, darkness, and light, parallel the processes that drive environmental change. These photographic processes, which transmute materials into new substances, seek to interpret geological formations and investigate the earth’s evolution. Film is transformed by heat into undulating sculptures, and carved outlines on linoleum blocks are transformed into lustrous silver gelatin prints. The resulting abstracted images and manipulated objects are photographic meditations on tectonic, volcanic, and cataclysmic forces.

 
Peter Merts presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

Peter Merts presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

APRIL MEMBERS’ CRITIQUE
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
6 – 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly members’ critiques. This is a great opportunity to receive direct feedback from SF Camerawork’s staff and wider photographic community.  If you are interested in participating in the April critique, please email kristina@sfcamerawork.org.

 Become a member or renew your membership here.

 
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MEMBER FOR A DAY
Sunday, April 14, 2019

SF Camerawork members can enjoy exhibitions across the Bay Area for free! Want to check out Johannes Brus at SFMOMA or Pushing West: The Photography of Andrew J. Russell at the Oakland Museum of California? Now is the time!

Choose among your favorites from the following Bay Area institutions who have joined together to offer SF Camerawork members free admission! Present your SF Camerawork Member card for two free admissions per membership at each location; some restrictions apply.

Thinking about becoming a member? Join here


PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS
Asian Art Museum
BAMPFA
Cartoon Art Museum
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - de young and Legion of Honor (surcharge for special exhibition)
Museum of African Diaspora
Museum of Craft and Design
Oakland Museum of California
(small surcharge for special exhibition)
SFMOMA
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
The Walt Disney Family Museum

 
Spread from  Sanaz Mazinani: Signal to Noise  featuring  Dark Sight

Spread from Sanaz Mazinani: Signal to Noise featuring Dark Sight

BOOK SIGNING WITH SANAZ MAZINANI
Sanaz Mazinani: Signal to Noise
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Book Signing: 1:30 - 2:30, 1275 Minnesota St, Upper Gallery
Panel Discussion: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 1275 Minnesota St, Lounge

Artist Sanaz Mazinani will sign copies of her hardcover book Signal to Noise, which was produced by SF Camerawork and designed by Bob Aufuldish.  This book elegantly presents the breadth of Mazinani’s work as it was installed at the SF Camerawork gallery in 2017. 40 full-color reproductions capture natural light effects and provide full frame and detail treatments of Mazinani’s intricate photographic wall sculptures. Sanaz Mazinani's multi-disciplinary work wields the transformative power of beauty and exploits the means by which repetition affects our association with visual information.

Sanaz Mazinani's work will be featured in Minnesota Street Project's main gallery as part of the exhibition Once at Present (March 29 - April 20, 2019), curated by Kevin B. Chen and Taraneh Hemami.  Following the book signing, a discussion with Once at Present artists, Shiva Ahmadi, Abbas Akhavan, Taravat Talepasand, and Sanaz Mazinani, moderated by Marc Mayer will take place in the downstairs Minnesota Street Project Lounge from 3:00 - 5:00 PM.

Copies of the book can be purchased here.

 
Left: Andréanne Michon,  Matrix Pyrogravure Embossing 2  (Detail), Right: Jennifer Brandon,  Dislocation  (Detail)

Left: Andréanne Michon, Matrix Pyrogravure Embossing 2 (Detail), Right: Jennifer Brandon, Dislocation (Detail)

OPENING RECEPTION
Jennifer Brandon & Andréanne Michon: Colliding
Thursday, April 11, 2019
6 – 8 PM

 Please join us for the opening reception of our exhibition Colliding, featuring the work of artists Jennifer Brandon and Andréanne Michon.

This exhibition is supported by The Bernard Osher Foundation, Fleishacker Foundation , and L’imprimerie centre d’artistes.

Read more about the exhibition here.

 
Pamela Gentile presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

Pamela Gentile presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

MARCH MEMBERS’ CRITIQUE
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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 from 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.”

Become a member or renew your membership here.

 
Tanya Habjouqa,  The Last Image of Abu Abdullah

Tanya Habjouqa, The Last Image of Abu Abdullah

ARTIST TALK: TANYA HABJOUQA
Practice in Visual Storytelling Part II:
Intimacy of Place & Tools of Telling

Location: Apple Store, Union Square
(300 Post Street, San Francisco)
Saturday, March 2, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Photographer Tanya Habjouqa will explore the ways you can move your photography beyond a linear narrative and create a "felt experience" for your audience. Tanya encourages photographers to transcend previous notions of documentary into a new terrain incorporating humane, personal, collaboration into the unexpected.

 
Tanya Habjouqa, from the series  Tomorrow There Will be Apricots

Tanya Habjouqa, from the series Tomorrow There Will be Apricots

ARTIST TALK: TANYA HABJOUQA
Practices in Visual Storytelling Part i:
Politics of Place & Rabbit Holes

Location: SF Camerawork
(1011 Market Street, Fl 2, San Francisco)
Thursday, February 28, 2019
6 - 8 PM

In this session, Tanya Habjouqa will share unseen new work, tackling issues from Palestine, Israel, and Syrian refugee diaspora in unexpected ways. She will discuss her attempts to dig deeper into the politics of a place, through blending and overturning competing narratives, and her use of evidentiary and metaphorical approaches.

 
Peter Merts presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

Peter Merts presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

FEBRUARY MEMBERS’ CRITIQUE
Thursday, February 21, 2019
6 - 8 PM

All our current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly members’ critique. This is a great opportunity to get direct feedback from SF Camerawork’s staff and wider photographic community. If you are interested in participating in the February critique, please email kristina@sfcamerawork.org with the subject line “February Members’ Critique.”

Become a member or renew your membership here.

 
Pamela Gentile presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

Pamela Gentile presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

JANUARY MEMBERS’ CRITIQUE
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
6 - 8 PM

All our current members or SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly members’ critique. This is a great opportunity to get direct feedback from SF Camerawork’s staff and wider photographic community. If you are interested in participating in the January critique, please email kristina@sfcamerawork.org with the subject line “January Members’ Critique.”

Become a member or renew your membership here.

 
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ARTIST TALK: GOHAR DASHTI
In Conversation with curator Peggy Sue Amison
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
6 - 8 PM

Please join us in the gallery for an artist talk with Iranian photographer Gohar Dashti and curator Peggy Sue Amison. Amison will introduce the current exhibition In Transit, which challenges accepted misconceptions about immigration in order to tell a more human story about citizenship in our era of mass migrations. Exhibiting artist Gohar Dashti will speak about her series Stateless, which focuses on the relationships between nature and home and raises questions about whether home is a physical or psychological place.

 
Daniel Castro Garcia, from the series  I Peri N’Tera

Daniel Castro Garcia, from the series I Peri N’Tera

OPENING RECEPTION
In Transit
Thursday, January 24, 2019
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on Thursday, January 24th from 6 to 8 PM for the Opening Reception of our exhibition In Transit, featuring the work of George Awde, Daniel Castro Garcia, Gohar Dashti, Tanya Habjouqa, and Stefanie Zofia Schulz. Curated by Peggy Sue Amison, this exhibition challenges accepted misconceptions about immigration and otherness in order to tell a more human story of what constitutes citizenship in the wake of the enormous migrations to Europe. 

This exhibition is supported by Lensculture and the Bernard Osher Foundation.

You can read more about this exhibition here.

 
From the SFC Fine Print Program, Lisa Robinson’s  Fault  from the series  Snowbound

From the SFC Fine Print Program, Lisa Robinson’s Fault from the series Snowbound

WINTER HOLIDAY HOURS
December 23, 2018 - January 7, 2019

SF Camerawork will be closed for the holidays December 23rd through January 7th.  The gallery will reopen with our current exhibition I am to see to it that I do not lose you, featuring photographers Orestes Gonzalez and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on Tuesday, January 8th.

 

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