PH52 Spring 2017 Lecture Series “Photographers and Their Images” Announced

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The Spring 2017 line up for “PH52: Photographers and Their Images” featuring professional photographers who come to lecture and show their work at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Monday nights 6-9pm throughout the year 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 there are no pre-requisites. Lectures this semester are free and open to the public as indicated as part of CCSF’s Concert and Lecture Series, otherwise all others require registration. Register online now until March 5th without an add code – and note the lectures will be held in MUB388. If you would like to repeat the course, you can do so as a continuing education student, show up to the first class and fill out a “co-enrollment form”. The fee is $105.  The public is also invited but a donation to CCSF’s Photo Department to help support this series is appreciated.  REGISTER HERE

PH52-501 “Photographers and Their Images”, (1) CRN 36304 (transfers CSU)
Watch streaming presentations from previous artists here. 

3/6 Romeo Durscher is the Director of Education at DJI, manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Romeo has established himself as one of the top aerial panorama photographers in the world, traveling to various locations and capturing some of the most stunning and inspiring views from above. Romeo founded as a place created to share tips, tricks and reviews of various UAVs and gadgets used for aerial videography and photography. Romeo’s work has been published in various magazines, books, newspapers and galleries across the globe. His latest adventure was flying DJI drones and broadcasting live on ABC Good Morning America from inside the world largest cave in Vietnam. Romeo speaks at conferences about the possibilities and advantages of unmanned aerial vehicles for industry, commercial and private use. His concerns are safe integration into airspace, respecting one’s privacy and smart operation of this technology. His work can be followed on Twitter at @RomeoCH and on Instagram at VisualAerials.

3/13 Klea McKenna is a visual artist whose work has been shown and published internationally at venues such as SFMOMA, Datz Museum of Art in Korea, The museum of Photographic Arts and the Hecksher Museum in NY. Her photograms are held in the collection of the SFMOMA, Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the US Embassy collection. Klea is represented by Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles. In addition to her own art practice, she was co-founder and photographer at IN THE MAKE an online arts journal that published studio visits and interviews with over 120 West Coast artists from 2011 to 2015. She is the daughter of renegade ethnobotanists, Kathleen Harrison and Terence McKenna. Klea lives in San Francisco with her husband and their young daughter. WEBSITE

3/20 Janet Delaney’s projects have received numerous awards, most notably three National Endowment for the Arts Grants. Her work is in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the de Young Museum, the Pilara Foundation, among others. Delaney has shown her photographs nationally in solo and group exhibitions. In 2011 she was invited to curate an exhibition of contemporary American photography in New Delhi, India. In 2013 she published a book of her 1980s San Francisco images titled South of Market with Mack Books of London and is now revisiting this district, camera in hand. In 2015 her early work from South of Market was exhibited in full at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute where she has taught both undergraduate and graduate classes. She has also taught photography throughout the Bay Area, including 14 years at the University of California, Berkeley.  Delaney is currently holding a Photovoice workshop at  Homeless Prenatal in San Francisco and working as a writercoach at Berkeley High School. WEBSITE

4/3 Phillip Maisel (b.1981, Chicago) received an MFA from California College of the Arts in 2013, and is a two-time recipient of the Yefim Cherkis Scholarship for Photographic Excellence. Maisel’s work is an exploration of visual perception, rooted in the language of photography. Maisel makes series of photographs of everyday materials, making adjustments between each frame by repositioning, introducing, or extracting elements.On the final printed image, Maisel reintroduces dimensionality to the flat picture plane by integrating collage elements or physical cuts into the surface. Presenting the works in grids and small groupings reveal the nuanced variations within each image. He has had solo exhibitions at Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco; Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles, and Document in Chicago. He has also exhibited at The William Benton Museum in Connecticut; The University of New Mexico in Taos; and DeCordova Museum in Massachusetts. His work has been reviewed in Art Practical, Modern Painters, Fabrik, Square Cylinder, and New City Art, among others. Maisel has lectured at the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, and The Nueva School. He is represented by Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco and Document in Chicago. WEBSITE

4/10 Jennifer Brandon lives and works in San Francisco, CA. In 2007, she received her MFA at Mills College, preceded by an MA in 2005 and BA in 2004 in Art with an emphasis in painting at California State University, Northridge, as well as a BA in 1997 in English Literature at San Francisco State University. Brandon is currently an Artist in Residence at Rayko Photo Center and has been included in exhibitions in the Bay Area at Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Headlands Center for the Arts, Swarm Gallery, Pro Arts Gallery and The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose, as well as the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Awards and fellowships include The Herringer Prize for Excellence in Studio Art and The Catherine Morgan Trefethen Fellowship in Art. WEBSITE

4/17 Holly Stewart A lifelong fascination with objects – finding and photographing them – is at the heart of Holly Stewart’s work. Her food/still life and portrait photography reveal the simple, yet extraordinary truths in the objects of the everyday world. Since opening Holly Stewart Photography, Inc. in 1991, she has collaborated on both editorial and commercial projects, including print and film advertising. CLIENT LIST: AniyLu Shoes, Bank of America, Barclays Global Investors, Birenstock, Boudin Bakery, Chevron, Conservatory of Flowers, Diamond Walnut, Discovery Channel, EBday, Elizabeth Arden, Equire, GAP, Ghiradellelli Chocolate, Gorden Biersch Beer, Got Milk?, Haagen Dazs, Hewlett Packard, Kikkoman, Metroplitan Home Magazine, Norwegian Cruises, Nike, Pacific Bell. WEBSITE





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