PH52 Spring 2018 Lecture Series “Photographers and Their Images” Announced


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The Spring 2018 line up for CCSFPHOTO‘s  “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.  Register online now until March 4th without an add code – and note the lectures will be held in VISUAL ARTS ROOM 114. If you would like to repeat the course, you can do so as a co-enrolled 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. 

3/5/18 – Todd Heisler, a staff photographer with the New York Times since 2006, shoots a little bit of everything – from presidential campaigns to weather in New York City. But he’s happiest working on the periphery of news stories looking for subjects away from the spotlight. Heisler studied art at Illinois State University but fell in love with photojournalism when he started working at the student newspaper. He started his career working for community newspapers in the Chicago suburbs and in 2001 joined the staff at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver. In 2006, he received the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for a project that followed a Marine casualty assistance officer and the families of Marines killed in Iraq. The project received several other honors, including a World Press Photo Award. In 2010, he won a National News and Documentary Emmy for his contributions to One in 8 Million, a multimedia project that profiled 54 New Yorkers ever week for a year.  He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.

3/12/18 – Steven Bollman makes black and white photos, usually shooting film, to record ordinary people in extraordinary moments. He is fascinated with how the drame of human life plays out in short lived moments. Bollman was born in New York City in 1961. He has photographed in Sicily, Cuba, Haiti, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, as well as around the United States. In January 2018, Bollman self-published his first photobook entitled Almost True on his imprint F8 Books. Almost True includes nine narratives in 81 photos from work spanning 34 years, covering many topics and from many places.

3/19/18 – Norma I. Quintana is an American photographer and educator working in the tradition of social documentary. She photographs with film, primarily in black and white using available light. Quintana has studied under Mary Ellen Mark, Graciela Iturbide and Shelby Lee Adams and is a founding member of the Bay Area non-profit, PhotoAlliance. Quintana’s most recent project, Circus: A Traveling Life, was published by Damiani Editore, in Bologna, Italy. Quintana currently lives in Northern California with her family and their house was completely destroyed in the 2017 Napa Fire. As she sifts through the rubble of their home, she is documenting items that she recovers from the ashes for a new body of work entitled Forage from Fire.


4/2/18 – Martin Klimek began his career 30 years ago as a newspaper photojournalist in the San Francisco Bay Area.  During that time his week-long coverage of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake was was published worldwide including National Geographic Magazine.  He is currently based in the Bay Area and works as a commercial, editorial and documentary photographer and director specializing in portraits and landscapes. He uses the camera as a tool to meet, communicate and share with people around the world. Klimek’s work is regularly chosen for the Communication Arts Photography Annual, the American Photography Annual and the APA Awards. He lives in the Bay Area.

4/9/18 – Born in Brazil, Jamil Hellu is a visual artist based in San Francisco and working primarily with photography, video, and installations. His work revolves around representations of identity, particularly engaged in exploring interpretations of queer sexuality. Hellu holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Art Practice from Stanford University and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and teaches photography in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University. He has been awarded the Eureka Fellowship by the Fleishhacker Foundation, the Kala Art Institute Fellowship in Berkeley, the Graduate Fellowship Award at Headlands Center for the Arts, selected for the Artist-in-Residence Program at Recology San Francisco and granted a six-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

4/16/18 – Wesaam Al-Badry was born in 1984 in Nasiriyah, Iraq. In 1994, Al-Badry and his family were relocated to Lincoln, Nebraska after spending four-and-a-half years in a refugee camp in Saudi Arabia after fleeing the war in Iraq. As a young man growing up in middle America, Al-Badry felt the disconnect between his experiences in Iraq, in the refugee camps and his life in the United States. Al-Badry’s work focuses on capturing the dispossessed, the alienated and ultimately, human dignity. He has worked for global media outlets, including CNN and Al-Jazeera America. His photographs have been featured in the New York Times Lens Blog, Lenscratch, LensCulture, Huffington Post, California Sunday Magazine, Zoetrope and campaigns for the UNHCR, the ACLU, among others. He has been recognized as Photolucida Critical Mass’ Top 50 Photographers and received the John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography. While his work focuses on photo reportage and documentary, Al-Badry also creates multimedia art that challenges and investigates social norms. He currently resides in San Francisco, where he is pursuing a BFA in photography at the San Francisco Art Institute.


Course Spotlight: PHOT 86 Mixed Media and the Photographic Image

PHOT 86. Mixed Media and the Photographic Image

PHOT 86 class aims to introduce students to alternative ways of looking/thinking and making photographs. It offers students a chance to work creatively with photographic mediums beyond traditional methods. This is a beginning, intermediate, and advanced exploration of the photographic image through various alternative and non-silver processes. Students will learn a variety of traditional non-silver printing methods which can also be combined with more contemporary mediums.

First time offered in the summer!
Friday and Saturday, 9:10AM-12:00PM
Professor Gillian Spragens

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”.

Register by 8/9 and Enter to Win


Get in the Darkroom and learn it’s magic! PH81A Intermediate Photography Darkroom awaits!

It’s time to register for Fall! Save your seat now – classes start in Friday August 12, 2016.

Everyone who registers by August 9th will be entered into a raffle to win $50 in print credit at the CCSF Photography Issue Room.

CCSF is open and accredited! Your units are good for life and will always transfer. Have you registered yet for a photography class? Registration is open! . Low enrolled classes may be
cancelled as early as August 3rd – so register now.

1. Visit the the Fall 2016 schedule to choose your classes

2. Follow the admissions process

3. Register for the class (registration is required to attend). Only $46 per unit for CA residents!

4. Don’t have the pre-requisite but feel you have adequate experience? You may challenge into any class.
Contact Erika Gentry, Department Chair to schedule a challenge test. Note that if you challenge any class – you waive your right to take it in the future.

Outdoor & Ambient Lighting Phot 80 – Summer spots still available

Outdoor & Ambient Lighting
Robert M. Nishihira

CRN#:  52957/ Section: 001
 Units: 3
Lec: MW/ 9:10-11:15 am HC 202
Lab: MW / 11:40-3:40 pm HC 202

Register for Summer Classes!


Click for 2016 Summer Schedule of Classes

Black and White Photography from the View Camera

Group Exhibition of selected works from Fall 2015 Photo 83: View Camera Techniques class

Opening Reception: Saturday, Jan 30, 2016
5:30 –7 pm

Jan 3–May 1,2016
5 Sweets Café
1125 Ocean Ave
San Francisco, CA