San Francisco’s space for provocative new ideas and directions in photography since 1974.

SF Camerawork provokes discovery, experimentation, and exchange through exhibitions and experiences for all who value new ideas in photography.


SF Camerawork was founded in 1974 by a collective of artists to promote photography as an art form. The founders envisioned SF Camerawork as a forum where photographers and community members could meet and critically discuss the photographic medium. They welcomed experimental photography and fostered a range of alternative styles and approaches that included artists working with conceptual, performance, and language-based practice within photography.

Throughout its 45-year history, SF Camerawork has hosted exhibitions and events with many innovative and influential artists, including Sophie Calle, Larry Clark, Binh Danh, Lee Friedlander, Robert Heinecken, Chris McCaw, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Donna Lee Phillips, Sebastiao Salgado, Lew Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems.  For a full listing of SF Camerawork’s exhibition and event history, please visit the Archive page of our website.

Today, SF Camerawork engages a vibrant community of artists, photography enthusiasts, collectors, and patrons and provides a critical platform for innovative and challenging new work in the field of photography.

SF Camerawork is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.



Heather Snider, Executive Director
Kristina Graber, Gallery Manager
Senny Mau, Auction Liaison


Michelle Branch, (President), Attorney and Educator
Alexis Gordon, (Vice President/Secretary), Major Gifts and Research Coordinator at SFJAZZ
Philip Sager, (Vice President), Cardiologist, Academic Physician, and Senior Healthcare Executive
Christina Li, (Treasurer), Investment Associate, Spero Ventures
Monique Deschaines, Director & Owner, EUQINOM Gallery
Dave Elfving, Associate Creative Director, Apple
Erika Gentry, Artist, Professor and Photography Department Chair, City College of San Francisco
Ken Hoffman, (Director of Strategic Partnerships), Retired, Business Executive & Commercial Real Estate Agent
Ann Jastrab, Executive Director, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel
Marcia Kadanoff, President & COO | Co-Founder at Lighthouse One, Inc.
Aimee Le Duc, Society Manager, Saint Joseph's Arts Society
Rachel Phillips, Artist and Educator
Ellen Shershow, Photographer & Educator
J. Marie Valdivia, Director of Marketing,


Janet Delaney (Berkeley)
Sergio De La Torre (San Francisco)
Jeanne Friscia (San Francisco)
Việt Lê (San Francisco)
Abigail Solomon-Godeau (Paris)
Darcy Padilla (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Carolina Ponce De León (Bogota)
Judy Walgren (San Francisco)
Edna Togba (Chicago)


Vincent Courtoy
Colleen Donovan
Isabella Leporte
Yan Shao
Daren You


SF Camerawork is supported in large part by grants from San Francisco Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax Fund; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Bernard Osher Foundation; The National Endowment for the Arts; The Joy of Giving Something; The Fleishhacker Foundation, Lensculture; The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation; Individual Contributors; and SF Camerawork's Membership.

To find out more about our internship and submission opportunities, please click here.