Spring 2018 Yefim Cherkis Memorial Scholarship Winner – Vivian Wan

Congratulations to Vivian Wan for winning the Spring 2018 Yefim Cherkis Memorial Scholarship! Vivian will be exhibiting her winning portfolio, in Gallery Obscura, during the Fall 2018 semester.


Spring 2018 Barbara Stewart Scholarship Winner and Honorable Mentions

Congratulations to our Spring 2018 Barbara Stewart Scholarship Winner and honorable mentions!

Light as Subject
Winners currently on display in Gallery Obscura

Winner ($250 scholarship):
Elizabeth Anne Bertolino

Honorable Mentions:
Dianne Ancheta
Ryan Campagna
Ariana Minolli
Naima Nazouarihill

Slideshow of all entries:

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Kari Orvik to show in “Westward” and tintype published in The New Yorker


A photography exhibition curated by Ann Jastrab, will open at San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery at City Hall Friday, May 11th from 5-7:30pm. The show features 10 women photographers responding to place and interpretations of the West, including CCSF Photo faculty (and alumni) Kari Orvik who will be showing color images from her hometown of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Opening Friday, May 11 5:00-7:30
Curator/Artist Walkthrough at 5pm
May 11, 2018 – May 10, 2019
SFAC Gallery in City Hall (North Light Court and basement level)


© Kari Orvik | Fairbanks, 2013

Kari Orvik’s tintype portrait of poet Fred Moten was also recently published in the New Yorker magazine:

“My tintype of the amazing poet and writer, Fred Moten was published for an article in the New Yorker about his recently-published 3 volumes of collected writings. Meeting him and making this photograph during an LA heatwave in my friend’s backyard was a memorable experience – what a lovely person!”
You can read the article here: Fred Moten’s Radical Critique of the Present


@ Kari Orvik | Fred Moten

Careers in Photography – Panel Discussion

MAY16 • 4–6PM • MUB361

CCSF Photography Alum, Alex Ramos – Photographer & Gallery Director at Leica
Jung Fitzpatrick – Photographer, Jung Fitzpatrick Photography
Eliza Gregory – Photographer, Eliza Gregory Photography
Gene Hwang – Photographer & Photojournalist, Orange Photography

The Panelists will be sharing their insights and career experiences with the audience. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP: Arya Zarrinkelk
Employment and Training Specialist


5.2018 WFW

Solo Exhibition: Paul Meadow “The Other”

The Other

Otherness can be related to many forms of identity, including racial, sexual, gender, political, and social. We all experience issues around group membership or non-membership throughout our lives – in different places and across different time scales. In this series I am attempting to create scenes that elicit experiences of being the ‘Other’ for the viewer, using iconic Campbell’s Soup cans as a social stand-in.

Paul Meadow
On display at Gallery Obscura
April 25th – May 12th, 2018

Reception: Wednesday, April 25th, 6-8pm


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$500 Yefim Cherkis Memorial Scholarship Spring 2018 – Portfolios due 05/12/2018


$250 Barbara Stewart Memorial Scholarship Spring 2018 – Entries due April 30, 2018


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.

Who may enter?
• Open to all currently enrolled Photo 51 students.

Is there a theme or subject?
• Yes, the theme this semester is Light as Subject.

What may I submit?
• Students may submit one photograph in digital form only.

What are the submission requirements?
• Images should be original size – do not reduce the size. JPEG format only!
• File names must be in this format: first_lastname_ph51-<section#>.jpg.
For example: sally_smith_ph51-001.jpg No spaces or punctuation other than – or _
• Student’s name must be included as Creator in the file metadata and his/her email address must also be included in the metadata. Submissions without this information will not be considered!

How do I submit?
• Files should be uploaded using this link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/f4FNnJxND6V1zSeS2e9T
• Submissions must be received no later than 9:00 pm on April 30, 2018.

Still have questions?
• Ask your Instructor or a Lab Supervisor for assistance or Contact Steven Raskin at sraskin@ccsf.edu

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