Fall 2016 Barbara Stewart Scholarship Winner and Honorable Mentions

Winners On View in Obscura Gallery:
Dec 5th – 17th, 2016
Gallery Obscura, Ocean Campus, Photography Department, CCSF

Winner ($250 scholarship):
Mary McMonigle

Honorable Mentions:
Kelly Conner
Soyoung Lee
Brittany Malm
Grace Norcini

Slideshow of all the entries:

“1THIRTY” – Group show by CCSF Photography Students


Group Exhibit Featuring Photography by:
Amanda Aceves, Long Cheng, Bee Cholsiripunlert, Lara Enguita Cano, Adam Field, Philippe Gardelle, John Patrick Raphael Kenny, Sarah Lewington, Anna Linetskaya, Simone Mancini, Shannon Mclean, Jennifer Nossokoff, Evelyn Oltman, Thomas Risser, Victoria Sinh, Yuri Uemura

December 2nd, 2016 – January 5th, 2017
Reception on Wednesday December 7th, 6-8pm

Mullen Brothers Imaging
2040 Oakdale Ave.
San Francisco, CA 941241-thirty-_-poster

Solo Exhibition: Yuri Uemura “Flower Condition”

Flower Condition

I picked each flower to capture the instantaneous epiphanies. In seeing this short life and all its conditions, I firmly believe that I am not afraid of life or death, nor anything in between or after death.

Photography by Yuri Uemura
On display at Gallery Obscura
November 21th – December 3rd, 2016

Reception: Tuesday November 22nd, 6:30-8:00pm

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CCSF Photo’s Justin Schlesinger collaborates with CCSF’s Fashion Department

A fashion shoot collaboration with Photographer Justin Schlesinger and Prof. Nathalie Smith’s class “FASH 54A” inspired by the book “Natural Fashion Tribal Decoration from Africa”.

$500 Yefim Cherkis Memorial Scholarship Fall 2016 – Portfolios due 12/03/2016


$250 Barbara Stewart Memorial Scholarship Spring 2015 – Entries due November 21, 2016

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.


Stephanie Riado – Barbara Stewart Scholarship Recipient Spring 2016

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 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 1,280 pixels and no more than 6,000 pixels on their long side. JPEG format only!

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 using this link:


Submissions must be received no later than 9:00 pm on November 21, 2016.

Still have questions?

Ask your Instructor or a Lab Supervisor for assistance or
Contact Steven Raskin at sraskin@ccsf.edu

Faculty Spotlight: Prof. Vanderkindren to participate in ArtSpan Open Studios

Root Division is thrilled to be participating in this year’s ArtSpan Open Studios! We’re proud to be providing subsidized studio space for 31 emerging artists in the heart of the city! Come by and see what our Studio Artists have been up to!

Studios will be open Saturday & Sunday from 11 AM – 6 PM. Plus get a sneak peek of the 15th Annual Benefit Art Auction in our gallery! Preview works here:  squareup.com/store/root-division.
Current Studio Artists

Kimberley Arteche, BGSTF
Lizzy Brooks
Natasha Carlos
Leigh Ann Coleman
Alice Combs
Susa Cortez
Rea Lynn de Guzman
Eliza Dennis
Eva Enriquez
Hunter Franks
Shisi Huang
Nicholas Hullibarger
John-Mark Ikeda
Paula Lucia
Claire R. Lynch
Eli McNally
Kelley O’Leary
Elena Patiño
Alejandra Pérez
Nicholas Price
Ignacio Rojas
Centa Schumacher
Emmanuel Sevilla
Alex Shepard
Saree Silverman
Rebecca Simon
Sofia Sinibaldi, LTAF
Margaret Timbrell
Indira Urrutia, LTAF
Naomi Vanderkindren
Xiao Wang