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2ND ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE PROCESS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Event Type: SHOW

2017-09-09 to 2017-11-22  

The Image Flow

401 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Event is Free

Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00 AM-6:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 388-3569
email: info@theimageflow.com
website: www.theimageflow.com


The Image Flow presents our second annual group exhibition of alternative process photography. Cyanotype, platinum, palladium, gum bichromate, van dyke, photogravure, tintype, ambrotype, wet plate collodion, daguerreotype, transfers and lifts, salt-prints, hand-painted, original lumens, and any combination of alternative process photography will be on display.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Event Type: SHOW

2017-11-03 to 2017-11-23  

Pacific Art League

668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Event is Free

Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM;  Sat 10:00 AM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (650) 321-3891
email: info@pacificartleague.org
website: www.pacificartleague.org


This November Pacific Art League will be presenting a collection of works dedicated solely to the exploration of photographic arts. Welcoming photographers of all levels, we want to see how you create alluring images reflecting the fragments of life. Whether it be abstract or representational, nature or urban, timeworn or new, personal or ordinary. The gallery invites all photographic processes in color or BW.

Award Judge: TBD

Opening Reception: November 3rd Submission Deadline: October 5th Selection Notification Date: October 12th Drop off: October 27th & 28th Pick up: November 22nd

WATER & SURF PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACK WOLFORD

Event Type: SHOW

2017-06-01 to 2017-11-22  

The Image Flow

401 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Event is Free

Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00 AM-6:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 388-3569
email: info@theimageflow.com
website: www.theimageflow.com


Jack Wolford is a local Mill Valley photographer who grew up in Honduras, the Philippines, Hawaii, and California. He was inspired to take up photography though his lifelong passion for surfing and skateboarding and his love of the ocean and traveling.

RECEPTION FOR CHRISTOPHER BURKETT - NEW RELEASES

Event Type: OPENING

2017-11-25   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Photography West Gallery

Dolores, One South or Ocean Ave, Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921

Event is Free

For more information:

email: julia@photographywest.com
website: www.photographywest.com

CHILDREN OF THE CAMPS

Event Type: SHOW

2017-02-01 to 2017-12-02  

National Japanese American Historical Society

640 OId Mason Street, along Crissy Field in the Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94512

General Admission   $10.00, Members & Vets   $.00

Hours: Sat 12:00 PM-5:00 PM;  Sun 12:00 PM-5:00 AM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 921-5007
email: hjahs@njahs.org
website: www.njahs.org/events/children-camps-exhibit-series/


In 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 granting the US military full authority to designate military zones from which to exclude all persons. While the order never mentioned “Japanese” or Japanese Americans,” it paved the way for the mass removal, detention, and eventually incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry from west coast states. At the time, two-thirds of them were American-born citizens, who average age was 19. In addition, some 11,000 Germans (including German Jews) and some 3,000 Italians were also interned on a case- by-case basis. Subsequently, as series of proclamations emanated from the Presidio of San Francisco, including the infamous Instructions of All Persons of Japanese Ancestry. The exhibits also include the rendition of Japanese Latin Americans to Dept of Justice Internment camps and the wartime removal of the Aleutian native people in Alaska .NJAHS presents these National Archive photographic images by Dorothea Lange, Clem Albers, and others taken during this dark chapter in American history. Come investigate what happened and why. For the 75th anniversary of E.0.9066, at two historic points of departure:

SF Japantown NJAHS Peace Gallery: M-F, 12 -5PM & First Saturdays of the month. Free Admission. 1684 Post Street, SF Japantown, CA 94115

and at: Presidio of SF, Building 640. MIS Historic Learning Center. 640 Old Mason St. Crissy Field, San Francisco CA 94129 Weekends, 12 – 5PM @ Building 640, 640 Old Mason St. Presidio of San Francisco CA 94129 Weds – Friday, 12 – 5PM – Group Tours By appointment Only.

IN SITU: TRACES OF MORANDI BY CATHERINE WAGNER

Event Type: SHOW

2017-10-21 to 2017-11-25  

Anglim Gilbert Gallery

1275 Minnesota Street, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA 94104

Event is Free

Hours: Tue - Sat 11:00 AM-6:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 433-2710
email: gallery@anglimgilbertgallery.com
website: anglimgilbertgallery.com


In Situ: Traces of Morandi, is the culmination of my 2-year residency at museo Morandi, Casa Morandi in Bologna, and Morandi’s summer home in Grizzana. I have long admired the austere structural logic and poetry of Giorgio Morandi’s still life paintings. Working in situ at Morandi’s studio, with a practiced intuition, I conceived of new constructions with the objects he so carefully arranged and interpreted. I abstracted these forms both formally and conceptually, using colored gels, and created new frameworks through repeated imagery. I stripped the patina from Morandi’s objects, and made ephemeral moments in cast shadows. These still lifes deal with the compression of space and the transparency of form, creating the intangibility that supports these concepts. In photographing an inherently immaterial intangible interaction with light I composed vaporous images. The solid objects appear elusive, caught in the vibratory aura at the edge of a shadow.

MADE BY HAND: AN EXHIBITION ON HANDMADE PHOTOGRAPHS

Event Type: SHOW

2017-09-29 to 2017-11-27  

PhotoCentral

Hayward Area Park and Recreation Office, 1099 E Street, Hayward, CA 94544

Event is Free

Hours: Mon 8:30 AM-10:00 PM;  Tue - Fri 8:30 AM-5:00 PM;  Sat - Sun 12:00 AM-12:00 AM;  

For more information:

phone: (510) 881-6721
email: info@photocentral.org
website: www.photocentral.org


PhotoCentral presents Made by Hand: Panel Discussion and Exhibition on Handmade Photographs featuring the artwork of internationally recognized practitioners of unique contemporary & historic processes. Artists include Linda Connor, Susan Friedman, Vaughn Hutchins, Sandy King, Kerik Kouklis, Elizabeth Opalenik, Kari Orvik, Brian Taylor, Jerry N. Uelsmann, Sarah Van Keuren, and Ellie Young.

Made By Hand is an exhibition in conjunction with PhotoCentral’s first Artist-in-residence, Vaughn Hutchins. The exhibit will include Carbon Prints, Mordancies, Printing-out Silver Gelatin, Cyanotype, Wet-plate Collodion, Ambrose, Gum Bichromate and more. This exhibition will be a celebration of the tradition, craft and vision of photography.

REVERBERATIONS - SOLO SHOW BY ARUP BISWAS

Event Type: SHOW

2017-10-18 to 2017-11-19  

Main Gallery

1018 Main St, Redwood City, CA 94063

Event is Free

Hours: Wed - Sun 9:00 AM-3:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (650) 701-1018
email: rwc.maingallery@gmail.com
website: www.themaingallery.org


I have always been fascinated by how the landscapes bring out our innermost feelings. For the last twenty years I have traveled around the country photographing these intimate portraits of nature that resonate deep inside us. My fascinations with Indian classical dance started a few years ago when my daughter started learning “Kathak”, the famous north Indian classical dance form. While photographing the dance recitals, it occurred to me that both these art forms share the same goal of offering the viewer an experience that transports them to a different world. In this exhibition, I have attempted to explore the shared goals of these two very different art forms.

Note: All the profits from the proceedings of this show will be donated to Prism, a social NGO in India that has dedicated itself towards the betterment of the under-privileged population in India through various projects like free drinking water purification, environmental rehabilitation etc.

PORTENTOLOGY

Event Type: SHOW

2017-10-20 to 2017-11-26  

Interface Gallery

486 49th Street, between Telegraph Avenue and Clarke Stre, Oakland, CA 94609

Event is Free

Hours: Fri - Sat 11:00 AM-4:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 990-8028
email: interfaceartgallery@gmail.com
website: www.interfaceartgallery.com


Alvarez-Perez imagines the gallery as a kind of divination room, presenting new photographs and objects alluding to the ways we try to make meaning and predict the future. The installation includes a copy of the I Ching and a coin set for visitors to cast and read their own hexagrams as well as a reading area for looking at the science fiction books provided. Also included are works made by artists Sarah Cathers, Anna Nearburg and John Zappas.

LENS CULTURE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

Event Type: SHOW

2017-11-11 to 2017-11-18  

SF Camerawork

1011 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-1605

Event is Free

Hours: Tue - Fri 12:00 PM-6:00 PM;  Sat 12:00 PM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 487-1011
email: info@sfcamerwork.org
website: www.sfcamerawork.org


Street photography, like the medium in general, has witnessed an explosion of popularity over the past decade. What drives us to produce so many pictures, to make such endless piles (or files) of photographs? Scroll through your feed and notice how in many of these photographs the lens is pointed outward—the frame becomes the beholder’s attempt to capture a moment or make sense of the world. Nowhere is this more evident than in street photography, in which the camera is used to find some order, impose a structure, or simply recognize the joyous chaos of the world’s ever-growing cities and built environments.

Lens Culture began these awards with the idea of recognizing fresh approaches to the venerable genre, hoping to support and encourage this invaluable manner of helping us visualize and understand the surrounding world. With this 3rd successful edition, our confidence in the vibrancy of street photography has been rewarded: we believe the 37 winners, jurors’ picks and finalists chosen here represent some of the most interesting approaches to street photography today. Quietly observed beauty, in-your-face confrontation, deeply personal narratives and idiosyncratic, even humorous perspectives—across all of these varied works, the language of the street is being used to tell all kinds of stories in original and innovative ways. We hope you appreciate these discoveries; we encourage you to spend time exploring all of them and then going on to learn more about your favorites. Congratulations to all!

HOME SHOW AT SFO MUSEUM

Event Type: CALL FOR ENTRIES

2017-10-16   to 2017-11-26  

PhotoAlliance

PO Box 29010, San Francisco, CA 94129

General application (up tp 5 i   $60.00, Full time students   $30.00

For more information:

phone: (415) 425-5608
email: PHOTO@PHOTOALLIANCE.ORG
website: www.photoalliance.org


PhotoAlliance invites entries for a photographic competition juried by distinguished professionals with winning entries exhibiting work at the SFO Museum located at the San Francisco International Airport and online @ photoalliance.org

This unique venue provides unparalleled exposure for your work as more than 50 MILLION passengers per year pass through SFO. Works by selected artists will be produced in-house and framed for exhibition by SFO Museum.

For more information, click here.

THEME: HOME

Home may be where we start or end our day – an actual place or a state of mind. Home might be a feeling carried around as something desired or battled for. Home can include inhabitants, community or any form of like-mindedness.

A broad range of interpretations through photography is invited for this entry, including documentary, expressive or experimental. Submissions may be depicted in any style and utilize any process or camera type.

Photographers of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to enter.

COME BACK TOMORROW

Event Type: SHOW

2017-10-21 to 2017-12-02  

Et. al.

620 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Event is Free

Hours: Fri - Sat 1:00 PM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 269-4873
email: projects.et.al@gmail.com
website: etaletc.com


Photographs by Dicky Bahto and Ahram Park

RECEPTION FOR JANE OLIN

Event Type: OPENING

2017-11-19   2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Triton Museum of Art

1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (408) 247-3754
email: staff@tritonmuseum.org
website: www.tritonmuseum.org


My photographs always begin with a question or some curiosity that arises within me. In more than thirty years I have rarely photographed the external world for its own sake, but for the ways in which it helps to reveal subconscious processes and evoke meaning. I generally focus on a single subject in a related series of images, which allows me to hone in on the heart of what I am after. I also have a contemplative awareness practice that is of central importance to me, and which guides and enhances my working methods and my output.

As an artist who has always liked to experiment, I find that pushing the boundaries of what is possible with both camera and darkroom techniques motivates my best work. I photograph with film and sometimes use a pinhole or Holga camera for making images. I love the darkroom process and take advantage of every tool and technique at my disposal. Playing with exposure, focus, and a wide variety of photographic chemicals, I embrace creative accidents, and willingly abandon rules of darkroom procedure, with the intention of expressing a distinctive vision by whatever method seems right. I sometimes print my gelatin silver pieces digitally, but only after darkroom work is completed.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS

Event Type: SHOW

2017-11-03 to 2017-11-23  

Pacific Art League

668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Event is Free

Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM;  Sat 10:00 AM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (650) 321-3891
email: info@pacificartleague.org
website: www.pacificartleague.org


This November Pacific Art League will be presenting a collection of works dedicated solely to the exploration of photographic arts.

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY ON TREASURE ISLAND

Event Type: PHOTO WALK

2017-11-18   3:00 PM -

S-3 Photowalk

Fremont Art Association, 37697 Niles Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (510) 742-0546
website: s3-photowalk.com


This month we will head on over to Treasure Island to do a night shoot of the SF skyline, the new Bay Bridge and some light painting of the surrounding public sculptures and areas. TI is a nice safe place for night shooting due to its somewhat limited access.

The shoot will go on until everyone has had their fill.

This is a good shoot for limited mobility folks as it is drive and click. We drive up, park, get out and click...very little walking, no hiking or hills. Bring light painting implements, flashlights, LED strips, Speedlights (small flash units) and any other interesting things that light up.

A tripod is necessary for night photography also helpful is a remote release. If you don’t have one and want to come let me know as I have some extras.

This has been a great shoot in the past and now the old bay bridge has been completely removed and the lighting has been finished on the new structure.

SOME SORT

Event Type: SHOW

2017-11-04 to 2017-11-25  

Euqinom Projects

1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA 94107

Event is Free

Hours: Wed - Sat 12:00 PM-6:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 823-2990
email: monique@EUQINOMprojects.com
website: www.euqinomprojects.com


EUQINOMprojects is pleased to present SOME SORT, featuring the work of Dana Harel, Andréanne Michon, and Jacqueline Sherlock Norheim.

“Some sort” is an idiom generally used when the exact nature of something is ambiguous. The works of these artists are similarly inscrutable - are they best defined as a photograph, a sculpture, a drawing, or all of the above?

What brings these artists together is the mystery of the medium, each of them using unique, multi-step methods to alternatively veil and reveal certain elements of an image. In some way, sorting the story that they tell.

JIM HAYNES: SCAR

Event Type: SHOW

2017-11-02 to 2017-11-30  

Right Window Gallery

992 Valencia Street, Window of ATA Building, San Francisco, CA 94110-2322

Event is Free

Hours: Mon - Sun 12:00 AM-12:00 AM;  

For more information:

email: rightwindow@gmail.com
website: rightwindow.blogspot.com


Scar is an exhibition of corroded photographs from Jim Haynes, who has investigated the technique of augmenting silver gelatin prints with rust, copper, and various acidic patinas. The intersections of the photograph and chemical stain are the provisional building-blocks for meaning and metaphor: blight, dislocation, subcutaneousness, toxicity, brackishness, psychic unease. Here in Scar, the human form is the underlying source material to these photographic objects, complicating the psychological allusions to the work.

MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES

Event Type: FILM

2017-11-26   3:00 PM - 4:40 PM

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

General Admission   $12.00, 65 & older   $8.00, Members   $7.00

For more information:

phone: (510) 642-0808
email: bampfa@berkeley.edu
website: www.bampfa.berkeley.edu


A quietly provocative consideration of the mechanized sublime, Jennifer Baichwal’s documentary follows Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky as he travels through China and Bangladesh recording large-scale industrial incursions into the landscape. Opening with a stunning eight-minute tracking shot that traverses a vast Chinese factory floor full of color-coordinated workers, Peter Mettler’s acute cinematography both mimics the formal beauty of Burtynsky’s acclaimed images and considers his subjects—manufacturing sites, shipbreaking yards, e-waste dumps—from a subtly different perspective. “It’s a very broad view,” comments a resident of a town being dismantled to make way for the Three Gorges Dam, given one of Burtynsky’s Polaroids. “It’s hard to see the details.” Baichwal and Mettler move in for a closer view, hinting at the individual human presence in these devastated landscapes and suggesting some inconvenient questions—not only about the impact of global industry on places and people, but also about where aesthetics end and ethics begin.

Juliet Clark