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


Faculty Spotlight: Professor Williamson and CCSF Photo Alum to show in “Seeing Red”

Seeing Red
a photo exhibit celebrating the color red
February 9 – March 9, 2018

2nd Friday Jingletown Closing Reception, March 9, 6 – 9 pm

Gallery Hours: Saturdays 1:00 to 5:00 and by appointment
Gallery Address: 2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland, CA 94601

Gray Loft Gallery is very pleased to present Seeing Red, a photography exhibit that explores and celebrates the color red.  A variety of photographic techniques inspired by the color red will be on view, including mixed media, alternative process and traditional color photographic processes.  Red is associated with passion and drama, with strong emotions such as love and anger, and can be stimulating, vibrant and exciting.  In Chinese culture red represents luck and prosperity.  Lovers of red are passionate with an enthusiasm for life – which is exemplified in this visually vibrant exhibit.

The exhibit was selected by Ann M. Jastrab, an independent curator, photography consultant, editor, and writer.

CCSF Photography Alumni:
Marsha Guggenheim
Anita White
Yelena Zhavoronkova

Jeffrey Abrahams   |   Stephen Albair   |   J. Alderton   |   Caren Alpert   |   Robin Apple
Jo Babcock   |   Sarah Christianson   |   Marna G. Clarke   |   Sas Colby
Yoav Friedlander |  Rhianna Gallagher   |   J.M. Golding   |   Lisa Toby Goodman
Jeanne Hauser   |   Jessica Hayes   |   Judi Iranyi  |  Kevin B. Jones  |  Krista Kahl
Sherry Karver   |    Diane Kaye   |   Mike Kirschner    Lesley Louden   |   Ernie Luppi | Charlotte Niel   |   Eben Ostby   |   Troy Paiva  |  Tamara Porras   |  Pete Rosos
Jenny Sampson   |   Dean Santomieri   |  Susan Scott |  Richelle Semenza
Neo Serafimidis |  Styrous  |   Michael Teresko   |   JP Terlizzi  George Tomberlin
Jon Wessel   |  Susan West  |   Karyn Yandow


Faculty Spotlight: Professor Ken Light to show in “Religion & Resistance”



© Ken Light | What’s Going On? 1969-1974

Religion & Resistance
with photos by Ken Light
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Graduate Theological Union-Center for Arts & Religion
2465 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley (off Euclid Avenue)

In many faith traditions, the promotion of social justice values is paramount. Activists who are inspired by the teachings of their faith often include religious references on protest signs and posters, as well as in performances. These religious allusions constitute markers to faith communities, calling all members to the cause.

Religion and Resistance considers this theme in several ways. Exhibition highlights will include photographs by Ken Light whose photographs are in themselves acts of protest, as he captures moments of transcendence and resistance centering on the 1969 Moratorium to end the Vietnam War march on Washington, D.C and work in Mississippi & California’s Central Valley. Archival protest posters, most from Berkeley’s Inkworks Press, demonstrate the power of religious imagery in graphic design. The representational nature of an enormous Archbishop Oscar Romero, created in papier-mâché and cloth by Bread & Puppet, triggers memory, while its monumental nature transfixes. To show that the use of religious references in protest movements is ongoing, Religion and Resistance presents recently used protest signs that include religious references or inspiration.

Exhibit Dates:
February 6 through May 2, 2018 (T, W,Th 10am-3pm or by appointment)
Center for the Arts & Religion, Doug Adams Gallery

Faculty Spotlight: Profs. Raskin & Williamson show in “Beyond Landscapes”


Faculty Spotlight: “Resisters: 50 Years of Social Movement Photography in the Bay Area”

Resisters: 50 Years of Social Movement Photography in the Bay Area
Curated by Professor Ken Light and Melanie Light.

From the Free Speech Movement in 1967 to the 2017’s Women’s March, this exhibition features images by some of the foremost photographers in the Bay Area, including Stephen Shames, Nacio Jan Brown, Robert Altman, Janet Delaney, Noah Berger, Geoffrey King, Sarah Rice, Kelly Owen and Santiago Mejia. Over generations, they have witnessed social history in powerful imagery, seen in newspapers, magazines, posters books and new media.

Friday, September 22nd
Free and open to the public. Seats are first come, first served.
Reception: 6:00-7:00 p.m. North Gate Hall Courtyard
Photographers in Conversation: 7:00-8:30 p.m. Room 105 North Gate Hall
Exhibit Dates: September 5 – December 22, 2017 Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Nacio Jan Brown

© Nacio Jan Brown | Sunrise at the Oakland Induction Center. Stop the Draft Week, 1967.

Faculty Spotlight: Photography Exhibition curated by Professor Stephanie Williamson


Featuring photography by
Laura Epstein-Norris
Richelle Semenza
Ed Ford Summerfield
Laurie Wagner
Jan Watten
Stephanie Williamson


Opening Reception, Friday Sept. 8. 6-9pm
Closing Reception, Friday Oct 13. 6-9pm

Jingletown Art Studios
3001 Chapman St. Oakland, CA 94601

Faculty Spotlight: Prof. Williamson Participates in Rayko’s “Plastic Camera Show”

Rayko’s 10th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show
Opening Reception: March 1, 6-8PM
Exhibition on View: March 1 – April 23, 2017

RayKo’s 10th annual juried plastic camera show will include images from around the world by 89 different artists! Along with the juried show, we will also exhibit photographs by the featured artists from our past 9 years of fantastic plastic shows: Veronika Lukasova, Aline Smithson, Michael Emery, Roy Berkowitz, Michael Borek, Thomas Alleman, Robert Holmgren, Sam Grant, Michelle Bates, James Rohan, Ernie Button, Jennifer Shaw and Gordon Stettinius. It’s a landmark show, so we’re thrilled to show some history in what could be the last exhibition ever at RayKo Photo Center. Come celebrate these artists and all this film photography this spring!

(415) 495-3773 | info@raykophoto.com | 428 Third Street, SF

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