CALL FOR ENTRY: 75 Years Showcasing CCSF PHOTO


75 years: Selections from the CCSF Photography Department

This coming January the CCSF Photography Department will celebrate 75 years since its first class offering in 1939! To help celebrate, SF Camerawork will host a juried exhibition of work by current and former students, faculty and staff. Photographic artists having taken a credit course in or been employed by the the Photography Department at City College of San Francisco anytime from 1939 to the present are invited to submit work from any era to today. The exhibition will be on view from January 2 to February 7, 2014 with an opening reception on Friday, January 17. Sandra S. Philips, Curator of Photography for SFMOMA, Norman Maslov, Agent International and Richard Koci Hernandez, Assistant Professor of New Media at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism will jury the entries.  Photographers may enter no more than three works and must adhere to the guidelines. All accepted work must be exhibition ready (e.g. delivered framed and ready to be installed in mid-December).In addition to work chosen for the SF Camerawork exhibition, work will be chosen for CCSF’s Gallery Obscura, as well as included on the Photography Department’s website and print-on-demand exhibition catalog.  Accepted entries will be eligible for prizes on the eve of the opening party, January 17, 2014 from SF Camerawork including free memberships and more!Entries are due November 3, 2013. Announcement of accepted works will be made by December 1, 2013.Gallery Obscura invitees will be notified of details and works will be on view also in January.

Submissions are open to all genres (commercial, fine art, documentary, etc) and all photographic artists having taken a credit course or who have worked within the Photography Department at City College of San Francisco anytime from 1939 to the present.  Work can be from any time period. Questions about the entry process may be directed to Prof. Erika Gentry (

Entry fee is $10 and goes toward supporting administrative and software management, receptions and promotional materials.

About the Jurors:
Sandra S. Phillips, Senior Curator of Photography, SFMOMA
Sandra S. Phillips is Senior Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She has been with the museum since 1987, and assumed her current position in 1999. Phillips has organized numerous critically acclaimed exhibitions of modern and contemporary photography including Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera Since 1870, Diane Arbus Revelations, Helen Levitt, Dorothea Lange: American Photographs, Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog, Crossing the Frontier: Photographs of the Developing West, Police Pictures: The Photograph as Evidence and An Uncertain Grace: Sebastião Salgado. She holds degrees from the City University of New York (Ph.D.), Bryn Mawr College (M.A.), and Bard College (B.A.). Phillips was previously curator at the Vassar College Art Museum, and has taught at various institutions including the State University of New York, New Paltz; Parsons School of Design; San Francisco State University; and the San Francisco Art Institute. She was a Resident at the American Academy in Rome and received a grant from The Japan Foundation in 2000.

Norman Maslov, Agent Internationale
Norman Maslov, a native San Franciscan, is an Artist’s Agent representing commercial photographers nationally from his hometown by the Bay. He attended San Francisco State University studying Communications and Film, which led to a strange ten-year stint in the Recording Industry promoting and marketing artists for MCA and ABC Records. Mr. Maslov is a passionate music lover and collector and self-proclaimed Beatleologist having co-authored the very first travel guide of Beatles sites titled The Beatles’ England. His two main influences are John Lennon and Woody Allen. His Photography Agency, Maslov, Agent Internationale opened in 1986.

Richard Koci Hernandez, Assistant Professor of New Media at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Richard Koci Hernandez is a national Emmy award winning video and multimedia producer and worked as a photojournalist at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. His work has appeared in Time, Wired, The New York Times, a National Geographic book and international magazines. In 2008, Richard was awarded a national Emmy award for the New Approaches to Documentary category for his executive producer work on the Mercury News video entitled, Uprooted. Koci-Hernandez is a San Francisco State University journalism graduate, where he has been a guest instructor.



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