Now that You’re Gone … San Francisco Neighborhoods Without Us
A new photography exhibition presented by the
SFAC Galleries in partnership with PhotoAlliance.
On view February 25-May 23, 2014
San Francisco City Hall
Ground Floor Exhibition
North Light Court Banners
40 Downtown Kiosk Posters
The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries’ Art at City Hall program, in partnership with PhotoAlliance, presents Now That You’re Gone … San Francisco Neighborhoods Without Us. This multi-faceted exhibition project features photography by Northern California emerging and established artists that captures various aspects of the built environment of distinct San Francisco neighborhoods without people. PhotoAlliance Director and co-curator Thom Sempere says, “The wide array of photographic styles and subjects reflects each artists’ personal interest in capturing our city.”
“Now That You’re Gone … challenges viewers to examine their urban landscape in new ways, taking special note of the unique quality of light, the juxtaposition of historic and modern structures, hints of nature, evidence of our habitation and architectural details that help define San Francisco as one of the world’s great metropolises,” says SFAC Galleries Director and Co-curator Meg Shiffler.
February 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.
San Francisco City Hall,
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, 94102
Remarks at 6:30 p.m. in the North Light Court
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunnydale: Revisiting the Projects
A Writer Reflects on Her Childhood in the ‘Swamps’
Written by Mintoy Tillman | Photography by David Ventura
When people ask where I grew up and I reply that I’m from Sunnydale, I sometimes get weird looks. When Sunnydale shows up in the media, which isn’t often, it is almost always related to violence and crime. There are a lot of stereotypes about life in the projects.
There’s the single-mother household. The poor, the uneducated, the underprivileged. The drug addict. The criminal. The lazy person who refuses to improve his or her living situation.
I wouldn’t say these stereotypes are completely false, but they’re not completely true either.
Most San Franciscans never see Sunnydale at all, unless they are on their way to the nearby Cow Palace. Even fewer will ever know about my Sunnydale. It’s a place where people are resourceful and self-reliant, but take care of one another. Where people are proud of what they have and share with the community. It’s a place that made me strong, wise and determined. READ ALL& See the photo essay.
The Spring 2014 line up for “Photographers and Their Images” featuring professional photographers who come to lecture and show their work at City College over six Monday nights throughout the semester has been announced. Be sure to register for this one unit course to secure your seat. This series of lectures is available to be taken for one college credit and is repeatable. One lecture per semester is free and open to the public as indicated as part of CCSF’s Concert and Lecture Series, otherwise all others require registration. Come to the first meeting or stop by the photography issue room (V160) to pick up an add code. REGISTER
PH52-501 “Photographers and Their Images”, (1) CRN 71101
Instructor: Marshall Berman
Location: CCSF, Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Ave, Conlon Hall Auditorium. #101, San Francisco, CA
Meeting time: Six Mondays, 6:40 – 9:00 P.M. MAPS and Directions
Program #1. January 13th, FIRST MEETING
Important orientation, course expectations and opportunity to “add the class” and “head count” needed.
Program #2. January 27th STEPHANIE MOHAN
Stephanie is a portrait photographer located in Fairfax, Ca. She opened her studio in 1996. Her work includes, but goes far beyond the conventional portrait studio. Her quirky disposition has fostered a kind of “maverick” attitude about shooting people’s (and pets etc) portraits. Her “secret” is to create an atmosphere in which people can just be them-selves… And they do, and they are.. She’s terrific !
Program #3. February 10th RJ MUNA
RJ Muna is the is the driving force behind San Francisco’s largest commercial photo studio. Besides the over 150 national and international awards for his work, he has for the past 15 years been giving his time to work with dancers and dance organizations, a fascination about which he seems perfectly comfortable. He will be showing this work and discussing the how & why such a high powered commercial photographer makes the time to do this amazing imagery.
Program #4. February 24th ALLYSON BELCHER
Alyson’s remarkable people photographs combine two very opposing aspects of photography: “motion” (as in body movement and dance). And a “pin hole camera”, which by it’s very nature requires (a “time” exposure). This “paradox” is recorded on black & white polaroid film.
Program #5. March 10th RICK ROCOMORA
Rick might be considered the “statesman” of all the international photographers. His passion for the photo/documentary “truths” has allowed him to see and record places in this world that we will never be exposed to…Hard truths, heart rending facts. His mages can be found in museums, books, and collections all over the world.
Program #6. March 24th CRAIG MOREY
As a student, Craig studied with noted Bauhaus artist, Henry Holmes Smith, moved to San Francisco in the ’70s and started the CAMERA WORK GALLERY. In 1981 Morey freelanced, garnering many awards for his work and who’s client list ran from Apple, Levi Strauss, Penthouse, Avon, Architectural Digest, The Gap, Wells Fargo, and many more….Then the nude,.. and how he migrated to his erotic imagery.
CCSF PHOTOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT Register now for Spring 2014
City College of San Francisco
W W W . C C S F . E D U / P H O T O
Affordable tuition • all classes at the Ocean campus
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The City College of San Francisco’s Photography Department is one of the oldest and largest programs in the country started in 1939. We offer a broad selection of classes including but not limited to Digital Photography & Imaging, History and Aesthetics of Photography, Advanced B&W Darkroom Techniques, Studio Lighting, Ambient & Outdoor Lighting, Mixed Media Processes, Documentary Photography and Business Practices of Photography.
Our faculty and staff consist of experienced professionals who create an environment that encourages creativity, technical aptitude and critical thinking. Whether your interest is as a commercial photographer, enthusiast, fine artist or transfer student we provide the guidance to help you achieve your goals.
THE PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM OFFERS
Associate of Science
The Program is designed so that students may satisfy the requirements of graduation from the College. The program adviser of the Photography Department will help students who desire to plan special programs of study.
Photography Certificates of Completion
The college is in the process of reviewing a number of certificates of accomplishments. Currently enrolled students as well as past students may apply for them.
Transfer to public and private four year Colleges and Universities. Most students successfully transfer at the Junior Level
Ruins on the Coastal Edge: Views from San Francisco’s Sutro Baths by Kenneth Leaf
Terminal 3 – San Francisco Airport
Departures – Level 2 – Post-Security
December 2013 – February 2014
While versed in digital and analog, I have a passion for using traditional black-and-white photographic methods. I still find switching on the light to see developed film or prints for the first time magical. Advances in digital technology and merging of old and new photographic possibilities have expanded my artistic world in very exciting ways.
– Kenneth Leaf, San Francisco, California
San Francisco’s Sutro Baths, once a privately owned, state-of-the-art public bath facility, was famous for being the largest structure for indoor swimming in the world, having the capacity to serve thousands. Adolph Sutro, a wealthy entrepreneur and the twenty-fourth mayor of the city, opened the park in 1896. Beautifully designed of glass, iron, wood, and reinforced concrete, which housed an amphitheater, promenades, museum, sky tram, and later, an ice skating rink, Sutro Baths was a popular attraction for residents and tourists for seventy years. Soon after closing in 1966, the buildings burned in a fire; only the concrete pool foundations remain.
Captivated by the mystery and magic of Sutro Baths as viewed by moonlight, photographer Kenneth Leaf has photographed the site since 1995. He works at night using large format cameras to capture his images. Leaf works outdoors in dim light and with wide apertures that allow light to slowly strike the film, producing exposure times that often last more than an hour. The effects of long exposure time reveal the movement of waves crashing against the shoreline while lights from ships, airplanes, and stars appear as rays of light and mist over the water.
Leaf, who was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, left his hometown in 1988 with a 35mm camera and a motorcycle for a month-long photographic journey throughout the Southwest, eventually arriving in California. The experience ignited his passion for photography. He has studied photography at the University of Minnesota and City College of San Francisco. His desire to explore and photograph has taken him to Peru, Mexico, Spain, and Turkey.
or Kenneth’s website: http://www.kennethleaf.com/
Winners On View Obscura Gallery:
December 5th – December 21st
Gallery Obscura, Ocean Campus, Photography Department, CCSF
Winner ($250 scholarship)
A Slide Show of All Entries:
“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.”
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.