Lecture Series

Guccia Girl, © Brent Townsend

Each semester, the photography department hosts a public lecture series as part of CCSF’s Concert and Lecture Series. This series of lectures is free and open to the public and can also be taken for college credit.

PH52-501 “Photographers and Their Images”, (1)
Instructor: Marshall Berman
Location: CCSF, Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Ave, Conlon Hall Auditorium. #101, San Francisco, CA – MAPS and Directions
Meeting time: Six Mondays, 6:30 – 9:00 P.M.

Spring 2014 List of Lecturing Photographers
Fall 2014 List of Lecturing Photographers
Fall 2013
List of Lecturing Photographers

Spring 2013 List of Lecturing Photographers
Fall 2012 List of Lecturing Photographers
Spring 2012 List of Lecturing Photographers

OTHER PAST LECTURERS INCLUDE

Stella Kalaw
First I need to say Ms. Kalaw interned with Irving Penn. In a way that might be enough of an intro., but the list of galleries, museums, residencies, awards, and publications attached to her name attest to the dynamic vision with which she uniquely explores the world around her. By the way, she shoots with “film” and hates the snow.

Craig Lee
Formally photographer for the S.F. Examiner / Chronicle, now specializing in food, wine, and the life style images of everyday people. His food and wine photography was recognized as the ” best in the nation” by the James Beard Foundation. This will be an especially unique evening as he will not only be showing his work, but will be doing a demonstration on how he actually shoots his food shots.

Chris McCaw
The early years involved self taught explorations in skateboarding/ zine /punk scenes with a fisheye lens the mid-late 80’s. After high school he learned everything he could about photography. Finally he fell in love with the simplicity of large format cameras, and in 1992 got his first 4”x5”. The following year he fell in love with the platinum/palladium printing process and even larger cameras. To this day Chris makes his living through the platinum/palladium process. Currently he’s working the boundaries of analogue photographic mediums with his project titled Sunburn.

Beth Moon
Beth Moon was a fine art major, although she is a self-taught photographer with interests in alternative printing processes. Beth employs platinum printing that she learned while in England. Beth has exhibited widely in Great Britain, France, Italy and throughout the U.S. She has had solo shows in London, San Francisco, Verona and Chicago. Beth has won the Golden Light Award from the Maine Photographic Workshops and she has been published widely in major photographic magazines.

Stan Muselik
Photography, advertising, fashion, still life, beauty, editorial, studio photographer based in San Francisco, California.

Deborah Oropallo
Emerging more than twenty years ago from the San Francisco Bay Area, Deborah Oropallo (b. Hackensack, New Jersey, 1954) has moved from traditional painting and printmaking to incorporating digital media and imagery into her work, creating printed canvas paintings and related editions of pigment prints.
Oropallo has always regarded her artwork as based in photography. In her early work she painted imagery from found photographs. Later, she placed objects on a stat camera, capturing a shadow or silhouette from which she made silkscreens and stencils that transformed images of mundane objects into visual abstractions. Recently, Oropallo has been using her own photography, and digital work as a natural evolution.

Mike Stapleton
A veteran F.B.I. agent with a specialty in forensic photography. During his career, Mike has been involved in such extreme cases as the “Uni-bomber( Ted Kaczynski), the Polly Klaas kidnapping and murder, the bombing of the Federal Building (Oklahoma City), and many other high profile cases. His work has taken him both nationally as well as to Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

Huntington Witherill
Having trained with Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, and other “classical” photographers in the 70s, Witherill has morphed himself into the digital & photoshop tide as he borrows from his past into the present. His work has been featured in more than 100 shows and is in museums and permanent collections all over the world.

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  1. […] may also see a list of past lecturers here. For more information and to get an add code for the course contact Marshall Berman. You MUST be […]


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