Thinking about a Fall internship or still looking for a summer one? Below see some local galleries looking for your help. Summer applications due mid – June. Fall applications should also be submitted now! Generally, students nearing the end of their studies choose internships, however this can depend on the duties. See below for details.
SF Camerawork, San Francisco, Summer Semester
SF Camerawork is seeking undergraduate or graduate-level interns. An internship experience at SF Camerawork is a great opportunity to get involved in the Bay Area photographic arts community. As an SF Camerawork intern, you will learn about nonprofit arts administration, gallery operations, programming, exhibition development, and much more.
In addition to general duties, possible areas of specialization include: administration & finance, art handling & installation, education events organization, event planning, membership, technology/web, and curatorial support.
Commitment: One day per week, Tuesday – Saturday, 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. for the months of June, July, and August.
Benefits: Experience with an internationally renowned non-profit art gallery, contacts in the Bay Area and national art community, potential job leads and recommendations.
Salary: This is an unpaid internship. We can, however, arrange for course credit.
Application Deadline: June 18th 2013
To Apply: Please email cover letter and résumé to email@example.com. Please include in your cover letter why an internship at SF Camerawork interests you and what you hope to gain from your experience, as well as what skills you would bring to the position and what days of the week you have available. SF Camerawork is an equal-opportunity employer.
Wednesday to Saturday, Noon to 5:00 pm (also by appointment)
1011 Market Street, 2nd floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Digital Archivist Intern, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Fall Semester
Fraenkel Gallery is seeking students interested in gaining technical and administrative experience in a photography gallery. The four-month position corresponds to an academic schedule, beginning in January 2013. The position is best suited for undergraduate or graduate students looking for introductory level responsibilities in assisting digital archiving projects including scanning and archive maintenance. All applicants must be receiving school credit for this internship. This position is non-paid and requires approximately 7 – 15 hours per week. You may enroll in BCST 160MMSP160 to get college credit for this position. To apply contact Prof. Erika Gentry firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Fall Semester
The Scott Nichols Gallery is looking for someone eager to learn the business of a photography gallery, with Photoshop skills, including scanning and archive maintenance, possibly matting, framing, and installing exhibitions with good people skills. This is a volunteer position, at least 7 hours a week with college credit as an option. You may be eligible to enroll in BCST 160 or in MMSP160 to get college credit for this position. To apply contact email@example.com.
Want to do an internship but don’t see a good fit listed? Visit Prof. Gentry’s office hours before the end of the semester to discuss.
This class is not yet on the online schedule, but keep an eye out for it!
A digital photography course advancing the technical and creative concepts introduced in Beginning Photography. Topics include: Digital camera configurations, exposure control, workflow management, nondestructive editing, image manipulation and enhancement, archiving, printing options, and presentation. Discussions on visual literacy and contemporary photography as well as review of student work are integral.
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:
- Configure and use advanced functions of DSLR cameras.
- Compare file formats and the attributes of RAW capture.
- Apply color management and 8 bit/16 bit editing.
- Contrast the differences between parametric and pixel editing.
- Utilize advanced RAW processor capabilities to optimize, correct, and creatively alter images.
- Utilize workflow techniques to organize, process, and output images using Lightroom, Photoshop, and a combination of both.
- Demonstrate printing and print-finishing techniques.
Dimensions – PHOT 130 Portfolio Production Photography Exhibition
On view at Rayko Photo Center, May 30 – July 5, 2013.
Opening Reception: May 30, 6-8pm
Winners On View Obscura Gallery:
Thurs, May 9 – Thurs, May 16
Gallery Obscura, Ocean Campus, Photography Department, CCSF
Winner ($250 scholarship, show in gallery obscura, 16×20 enlargement)
Beatriz Escobar (PH51-007)
Honorable Mentions (show in gallery obscura, 16×20 enlargement)
Hoa Tat (PH51-004)
Gilberto Mendez (PH51-501)
Arturo Martinez (PH51-006)
Sara Benitez (PH51-004)
A Slide Show of All Entries:
Thank you to all who entered the Barbara Stewart Scholarship, all the eligible entries are in the above slideshow. Congratulations to the winners! First place winner please contact Prof. Steven Raskin for fulfillment instructions. firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I was very impressed with all the submissions for the Barbara Stewart Scholarship. There were many visually stunning, and well crafted self portraits. It made my job difficult. In the end, I gravitated towards the photographs that evoked some sort of mood or narrative, in addition to being technically strong. Those were the images I kept going back to, and that held my attention over time. Each of the five final photos chosen had a strong concept, and the composition supported the idea.
The winning photograph had multiple layers of meaning, and was a decidedly complex photograph. As I looked at the photograph, I continued to discover more elements. Each new discovery added more to the narrative. I found the image thoughtful, compelling and vulnerable. I was drawn to the conscious investigation of the gaze, and the questions the photograph brings up.”
Congratulations to all the winners!
– Victoria Mara Heilweil
About the Barbara Stewart Scholarship:
Open to Beginning Photography Students currently enrolled in PH51.
The Barbara Stewart Memorial Scholarship was established by the ESL Department in memory of the late and beloved Barbara Stewart, an ESL instructor and photography enthusiast. Each semester, a beginning photography student is awarded a $250 scholarship in her honor.
Victoria Mara Heilweil is a nationally exhibited photographic artist, educator, curator and mom. She received her Masters in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts in 1995. Her work has been included at exhibitions at Intersection for the Arts, Southern Exposure and RayKo Photo Center in the Bay Area, BC Space Gallery and the Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum in Southern California, the Visual Arts Center in Portsmouth, VA and the Washington Square Art Galleries in New York City.
In addition to her exhibition history, Victoria has taught at a vast array of schools for the past 13 years. Currently she is a part-time Instructor at City College of San Francisco, CSU Fullerton and California College of the Arts.
Previously, Victoria was a curator and co-owner of Points of Departure, a cooperative art gallery located in the East Village in NYC. She is currently a founding member of MicroClimate Collective, an artist created curatorial project.
Jorge Flores, Beginning Photography student recently sat down and shared his tumbr site full of his own photographs and other works that inspire him. That got us talking and some questions going. Tumblr makes photography curation very interesting and when viewed all together – the collection really shows the site owners personality. According to the tumblr about page “Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything, from colors to your theme’s HTML.”
You can visit his Jorge’s tumblr site here and read his thoughts below: http://eljorgeflores.tumblr.com/
If I have “no idea” what tumblr is – how would you explain it?
Tumblr is a blogging website where users can share photos, videos, music, and other forms of media. Users have the ability to follow other blogs and reblog their posts. People who have tumblr mainly reblog other peoples images rather than posting original content. Some tumblrs are themed, others are sundry.
How do you use Tumblr (customization etc) ?
I feel I have my own place on the internet that is a gallery of my art and art that inspires me. It’s much more of a personal diary than most people would think, it’s hidden in there just enough so I can make sense of it. I also have the ability to design my own layout, as a result I take into account every aspect of the aesthetic of my tumblr including how images will look next to each other as well as playing with the transparency of certain posts. I have also made it possible to just view my own work or view certain tags. This can be accomplished by clicking the notes button that appears when you hover over any photo then clicking a tag (ex. “jorge flores”). This will bring you to a filtered page of only things that share that tag will appear.
What are some other tumblr sites you like and why?
Angie Shen is the curator of this blog, the blog has a good mix of her work and others work. She is currently a student at the College of Creative Studies at UCSB. Her artwork is always very intentional and she has an attention to detail while still enjoying minimalism.
I would also recommend
How has tumblr helped you explore photography different than other “tools” like flickr?
It hasn’t actually helped me discover many photographers but it has let me explore fashion photography in addition to many other visuals that inspire or make me feel something in a new way.
You put other photographer’s images on your tumblr site. Why? How do you deal with copyright issues?
I put other artists work on my tumblr because it is my way of showing followers what inspires me. I believe that most art is built off of other art. I make sure to give credit to any artist’s work I post, so I see it as a way to promote art I like as well. Like I said, I treat my page as my own personal gallery too.
Do you recommend every photographer have a tumblr site?
It really depends on what you hope to accomplish with your tumblr site. I realize that my tumblr is in no way an alternative to having a website or portfolio but for now it is what I can manage and I can only hope that someone will see my work and be inspired or promote it. I recommend anyone who is looking to find inspiration and who hopes to get their art out there have one.
Tuesday April 23, 6:45-7pm at Mission Campus room 106
Monday April 29, 11:30-12 at Ocean campus Art 103
Design Collaborative Overview
What is the Barbara Stewart Scholarship?
- It is a scholarship established in memory of the late and beloved Barbara Stewart, a City College ESL instructor and photography enthusiast. Each semester a Beginning Photography student is awarded a $250 merit scholarship in her honor.
Who may enter?
- Open to all currently enrolled Photo 51 students.
Is there a theme or subject?
- Yes, the theme this semester is Self Portrait.
What may I submit?
- Students may submit one “piece” consisting of one or no more than two photographs. Each submission will be viewed and judged as a single piece, so if you submit two images, they will be considered only as a pair. You may, of course, choose to submit a single photo.
What are the submission requirements?
- Images should be no less than 1280 pixels on their long side. JPEG format only! Largest jpg is preferred.
- File names must be in this format: first_lastname_ph51-<section#>.jpg. For example: sally_student_ph51-001.jpg No spaces or punctuation other than – or _
- If 2 files are submitted, they should have sequence numbers 1 & 2 as well.
Student’s name must be included as Creator in the file metadata and contact information – phone and/or email must also be included in metadata. Submissions without this information will not be considered!
How do I submit?
- Files should be uploaded to the Barbara Stewart drop box on the Photography Server.
- Submissions must be received no later than 9:00 pm on April 25.
Still have questions?
- Ask your Instructor or a Lab Supervisor for assistance or
- Contact Steven Raskin at email@example.com
Previous Barbara Stewart Memorial Scholarship Recipients:
Scholarship Recipient: Adrienne Johnson
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