PH52 Fall 2016 Lecture Series “Photographers and Their Images” Announced

 

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The Fall 2016 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 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 or stop by the photography issue room (160) to pick up an add code week. If you would like to repeat the course, you can do so as a continuing education student, show up to the first class. 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 71101  (transfers CSU)
Watch streaming presentations from previous artists here. 

10/10 Bénédicte Lassalle: Bénédicte Lassalle was born in Provence, South of France in 1975 and lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area. WEBSITE

In her work, she finds poetry in the surroundings and objects of ordinary, everyday life. She is inspired by traces of individuality, timelessness and composition. Her work, influenced by photographic journalism, aims to capture its subject’s sensations – to record rather than embellish. Bénédicte has won several awards, has been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe. Her work has been published around the world in The Boston Globe, Leica World Magazine, Azart Photographie, L’Humanité, Libération, La Croix, Marie Claire, Télérama, EducPro, Notre Temps, Enfant Magazine, Mother & Baby, Jungle World, Wir Eltern, Eltern Family. She is represented at home by Gallery Kayafas in Boston and abroad by Agence Révélateur, Maison de Photographs (France) and Plain Picture (Germany). She is currently working on The Coming Out Project, which was recently shown at the Brush Gallery, curated by Jen Mergel, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA.

10/17 Oliver Padilla: Oliver Padilla is an artist from San Francisco and alumni of the CCSF Photo Department currently living in Tucson, Arizona. He received a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from California College of the Arts, and is currently a Master of Fine Art Candidate at the University of Arizona. Padilla has shown work both locally and internationally. His works are often displayed as artist books and printed photographs, however he also does installations, performances, and video art. Padilla has received various academic awards including the 2016 Medici Scholar Award. His Master of Fine Art thesis exhibition will be at the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Spring 2017. WEBSITE

Padilla’s largest body of work is the Excelsior Archive, which he started in 2011. He has consistently photographed the main street in the Excelsior neighborhood, tracking the visual change the neighborhood has gone through. From the rise of the recession and into the economic surge the San Francisco Bay Area has experienced. The Excelsior Archive is meant to encapsulate and show the changes in storefronts, buildings, and people who inhabit the neighborhood.

10/24 David Pace: David Pace is a photographer, filmmaker and curator. He received his MFA from San Jose State University in 1991 and taught photography for more than twenty years throughout the Bay Area. Pace served as Resident Director of Santa Clara University’s study abroad program in West Africa from 2009 – 2013. He has been photographing in the small sub-Saharan country of Burkina Faso annually since 2007, documenting daily life in Bereba, a remote village without electricity or running water. Pace’s images of rural West Africa have been exhibited internationally and have been published in The New Yorker, The Financial Times of London, National Geographic, NPR’s The Picture Show, Slate Magazine, The Huffington Post, Verve, Feature Shoot, PDN, Wall Street International, Camera Magazine (Germany) and Lensculture. A monograph of his project Sur La Route was published by Blue Sky Books in the fall of 2014 and an exhibition catalog was published in 2016 by the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA. He is represented by Wirtz Art (formerly the Stephen Wirtz Gallery). WEBSITE

10/31 EXTRA CREDIT no class. Watch and write about a past lecturer here.

11/7 Liz Steketee: Liz lives in the San Francisco with her husband and two children where she maintains her own art practice. Liz is a member of the photo faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute where she specializes in digital imaging, compositing, and the handmade book. In 2005, Liz completed her MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. At SFAI, Liz received the prestigious John Collier Award of Excellence for her Masters thesis project. This project was based on the turbulent circumstances surrounding the birth of Liz’s first child, Emma. After completing her graduate studies, Liz dedicated her work fully to art practice and teaching. Liz’s personal work focuses the notions of photography and its role in family life, memory, and our sense of self. Her work ventures into the realms of mixed media, book arts, and photography, often combining these areas as one. WEBSITE

11/14 John Lee: John Lee is a photographer based in San Francisco. He works primarily as a food and portrait photographer, but his roots are in photojournalism. He was a staff photographer for the Chicago Tribune from 1996 to 2005 — covering presidential campaigns, the rise of China, civil unrest in Haiti, Islamic fundamentalism in Pakistan and Indonesia, and the war in Iraq. Lee left the Chicago Tribune in 2005 to pursue culinary photography and portraiture in his hometown of San Francisco. Since then, he has photographed more than a dozen cookbooks. He approaches food photography from a gastronomic and cultural anthropologic perspective. WEBSITE

11/21 Judy Walgren: Judy Walgren is the Editorial Director for the visual storytelling start-up, ViewFind, where she manages a team of photo editors, writers and designers. From 2010 to 2015, Walgren was the Director of Photography at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she managed a staff of visual content producers, photo editors and pre-press imagers for print and digital platforms. She has also worked for the Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News and the Dallas Morning News. Walgren received a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting with a team from the Morning New for their series dealing with violent human rights against women. She received her Masters in Fine Art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in January 2016. Walgren lives in San Francisco. MORE INFO

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Photo 52 – Spring 2016 Lecture Series

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Photo 52
Spring 2016 Lecture Series

Professional photographers present and discuss their work in technical and aesthetic terms, a unique opportunity for photography students to meet renowned photographers and discus topics in question and answer format.

PHOT 52 Photographers and Their Images (1 unit)
CRN: 36304
Class meets 6 Mondays: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11 and 4/18
Room: VART 115

Guest Lecturers

March 7: Carlos A. Gonzalez, News and sports photojournalist

March 14: Josh Edelson, Photojournalist and commercial photographer

March 21: Deanne Delbridge, Photographers’ agent and consultant

April 4: Kevin Twomey, Commercial photographer

April 11: Saul Bromberger & Sandra Hoover, Editorial and commercial photographers

April 18: Irene Imfeld, Fine art photographer


PH52 Fall 2015 Lecture Series “Photographers and Their Images” Starts Friday

The Fall 2015 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) Friday nights throughout the Fall 2015 semester has been announced. Some past lectures may be viewed on CCSFs EATV public access station CH27 or webcasts here. 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 are free and open to the public. There’s still time to register online now or stop by the photography issue room (V160) to pick up an add code week one.  REGISTER HERE

PH52-501 “Photographers and Their Images”, (1)
All lectures this semester are from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Instructor: Erika Gentry
Location: CCSF, Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Ave,  San Francisco, CA Visual Arts Lecture Hall 114
Meeting times*: Fridays, 6:00 – 9:00 P.M as listed below
MAPS and Directions
*You may make up a missed lecture or get extra credit by attending an offsite lecture as listed below.

LECTURERS FOR Fall 2015 (subject to change) *You must attend one of the PHOTO ALLIANCE lectures for full credit in this course and can attend an additional one for EXTRA CREDIT or to replace an absence.

9/18 EXTRA CREDIT or REQUIRED: Chris McCaw | Rachel Phillips @ Photo Alliance

KariOrvik_CCSFlecture10/2 FIRST CLASS: Kari Orvik, Tintype Studios
Kari Orvik moved to the Bay Area from Alaska and became a photographer while working in affordable housing in San Francisco. She has set up public portrait studios in SRO’s, BART plazas, and on rooftops throughout San Francisco. Her work focuses on memory and change over time, which she explores through the historical photographic process of tintypes. From a darkroom made in the trunk of her car, she makes long-exposure tintypes of urban landscapes that document time passing in ever-changing San Francisco neighborhoods. Her work has been featured on the cover of San Francisco Magazine, in exhibitions at SF Camerawork, the Berkeley Art Museum, and the Headlands Center for the Arts, where she was a graduate fellow. She received her MFA at UC Berkeley, and grants through the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Foundation. She currently operates her own tintype portrait studio in San Francisco – kariorviktintypestudio.com.

10/9 EXTRA CREDIT or REQUIRED: Patricia Lagarde | Luis Palacios Kaim @ Photo Alliance

10/16 SECOND CLASS: John Greenleigh with Flipside Studios
MacBook_Rocket_StandingJohn Greenleigh has been a Bay Area based product photographer for over thirty years, nineteen of those specializing in 360° product demos. He is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and was a staff assistant to renowned color photographer Jay Maisel in New York. John opened John Greenleigh Studios (later Flipside Studios) in San Francisco in 1982, and soon began a 24 year run shooting for Apple. In 1996, Apple asked John to begin photographing every one of their products in 360 degrees using a new technology called Quicktime VR (QTVR). Since then, Flipside has gone on to produce 360° product demos for other leading companies including Nike, Specilaized Bikes, T-Mobile, Microsoft, and LG. In addition to John’s studio work, a personal documentary project became the book, “The Days of the Dead: Mexico’s Festival of Communion with the Departed” with text by Rosalind Beimler. It remained in print for 23 years and sold over 40,000 copies.

Through-a-Lens-Darkly-Black-Photographers-and-the-Emergence-of-a-People-2014110/23 FOURTH CLASS: FILM SCREENING “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People probes the recesses of American history through images that have been suppressed, forgotten, and lost.

Bringing to light the hidden and unknown photos shot by both professional and vernacular African American photographers, the film opens a window into the lives of black families, whose experiences and perspectives are often missing from the traditional historical canon. African Americans historically embraced the medium as a way to subvert popular stereotypes as far back as the Civil War era, with Frederick Douglass photographed in a suit and black soldiers posing proudly in their uniforms. These images show a much more complex and nuanced view of American culture and its founding ideals.

Inspired by the book Reflections in Black by photo historian Deborah Willis, the film features the works of esteemed photographic artists Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas, Coco Fusco, Clarissa Sligh, James Van Der Zee, Gordon Parks, and many others.


Jones_RattlesnakeLake 210/30 THIRD CLASS: Tomiko Jones, Artist & Curator
Loose narratives unfold in sculptural video installations and questionably fictional photographs. Linked to the identity of place in social, cultural and geographical terms, her work explores transitions in the landscape with attention to public lands. Jones received her MFA in Photography with a Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Arizona. Recent projects include Canal, a site-responsive three-channel environment for Scottsdale Public Art, and Rattlesnake Lake, a long-term photography project in the Cedar River watershed in Washington, and supported by an En Foco New Works Fellowship. Rattlesnake Lake will be on exhibition in San Francisco at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) September – November 2015. She is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Photography Program at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado and currently is a Visiting Artist and Curator-in-Residence at California Institute of Integral Studies.

11/6 EXTRA CREDIT or REQUIRED: Beth Moon | Amanda Marchand @ Photo Alliance

11/13 NO CLASS – SPE WEST Retreat

Buster Posey swings through on an at-bat at AT&T Park in San Francisco, on Monday, October 6, 2014, as the Giants played the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of the National League Division Series. The Nationals defeated the Giants 4-1.

Buster Posey swings through on an at-bat at AT&T Park in San Francisco, on Monday, October 6, 2014, as the Giants played the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of the National League Division Series. The Nationals defeated the Giants 4-1.

11/20 LAST CLASS: Carlos Avila Gonzalez / San Francisco Chronicle
Carlos Avila Gonzalez joined The San Francisco Chronicle in 1997 and has become a leader in the photography department’s shift to multimedia reporting. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area and 1995 graduate of San Francisco State University, Gonzalez began his career near California’s Central Valley at newspapers covering diverse communities. Gonzalez has traveled to Afghanistan, Cuba, Iraq Central America and Mexico numerous times for The Chronicle, and he is a volunteer teacher at a National Geographic Photo Camp For Kids.


PH52 Spring 2015 Lecture Series “Photographers and Their Images” Announced

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The Spring 2015 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 throughout the Spring 2015 semester 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 or stop by the photography issue room (160) to pick up an add code week. Unregistered students may not attend – if you would like to repeat the course, you can do so as a continuing education student, show up to the first class. The fee is $105.   REGISTER HERE

PH52-501 “Photographers and Their Images”, (1) CRN 36304 (transfers CSU)

Instructor: Erika Gentry
Location: CCSF, Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Ave,  San Francisco, CA Visual Arts Lecture Hall 115
Meeting times*: Six Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30 P.M: 3/9 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, and 4/20
*You may make up a missed lecture or get extra credit by attending an offsite lecture as listed below.

MAPS and Directions

You may also see a list of past lecturers here. For more information and to get an add code for the course contact Erika Gentry or stop by the Photography Lab Issue Room V160.  Again – you MUST be registered to attend the lectures. If you’d like to REPEAT the course it is possible for $105 as a continuing ed student. Just ask Erika how.

SPEAKERS SPRING 2015

PROGRAM 1
3/9/2015 MICHAEL JANG:
 Michael Jang’s is a unique story. For the last forty years, he has earned a living as a portrait photographer, capturing iconic figures such as Jimi Hendrix, Ronald Reagan, and Robin Williams, among others. However, this unassuming Asian-American photographer has also been simultaneously infiltrating and documenting a number of groups and subcultures from all strata of society: from celebrity parties in Beverly Hills to the youth of Castro’s Cuba, from South City gangs to Old West rodeos, and from the punk rock scene of the late 70s to the teenage garage bands of early 2000s San Francisco. His images are allegories of particular points in time, characterized by their candid honesty, decisiveness, and vivacity. SFMoMA has recently acquired a number of his early prints and has exhibited them alongside contemporaries such as Garry Winogrand, Diane Arbus, and Lee Friedlander.

PROGRAM 2
3/16/2015 SAM WOLSON: 
Sam Wolson is a an award-winning freelance photographer and multimedia producer from Detroit, Michigan currently based out of Oakland, California. His work focuses on issues around public space and marginalized communities in the global south and across the United States. He has been published in Slate, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and is a regular contributor to The San Francisco Chronicle. He loves magic tricks, and grew up on a flower farm. He has won awards and scholarships from PDN Photo Annual, AP Images, The Eddie Adams Workshop, The Look3 festival and recently attended The New York Times Portfolio review.

PROGRAM 3
3/23/15  ERIC CHENG: Eric Cheng is an award-winning photographer and publisher, and is the Director of Aerial Imaging at DJI, the makers of the popular Phantom aerial-imaging quadcopter. Throughout his career, Cheng has straddled his passion for photography, entrepreneurship, technology and communication. He publishes Wetpixel.com, the leading underwater-photography community on the web, and writes about his aerial-imaging pursuits at skypixel.org  His work as a photographer has been featured at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum and in many media outlets including Wired, Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Make, Photography Week, ABC, CBS, CNN and others. His video work has been shown on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, and on virtually every news network around the world.

Caught between technical and creative pursuits, Eric holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Stanford University, where he also studied classical cello performance. He leads regular photography expeditions and workshops around the world, and has given seminars and lectures internationally at events including TEDx, the Churchill Club, Photoshelter Luminance, CES, SXSW, AsiaD, DEMA, and others.

PROGRAM 4
4/6/2015  NIGEL POOR: For many years my work has explored the various ways people make a mark and leave behind evidence of their existence. I am interested in forms of portraiture and explore this vastly mined photographic area through unconventional means. I have used fingerprints and hands, objects people have thrown out, human hair, dirt, dryer lint and dead insects as indexical markers of human presence and experience. I am trying to explore the troubling question of how to document life and what is worthy of preservation. In 2011 my interest in investigating the marks people leave behind led me to San Quentin State Prison. My lecture will focus on several collaborative projects I am currently working on with a group of men at the prison.

Nigel Poor’s work has been shown at: San Jose Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, Friends of Photography, SF Camerawork, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and the Haines Gallery in San Francisco. Her work is in the collections of the SFMOMA, the M.H. deYoung Museum, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art and Corcoran Gallery of Art. She received her BA from Bennington College and her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and is a Professor at CSU Sacramento.

PROGRAM 5
4/13/2015 Nicolò SERTORIO
 I grew up influenced by two different cultures: European and American. I also came from families with a long tradition of academia, arts and science. I was therefore brought up with an innate interest in analyzing and exploring, with a European sensibility but also in-between worlds, with different and at times conflicting world views. My artistic language is made of direct well-composed honest sentences, with a juxtaposition of objectiveness and beauty. Focusing on sense of place, identity, who we are both internally and externally; the resulting statements are a visual landscape for the viewer to enter, raising a question to be answered.Through attention on the perfection of the work (technique, composition, color, balance, light), the viewer is asked to focus on the essence of the subject matter. This certain subtleness to the work requires time with the images, listening and absorbing the whispered message. Nicolo is also president of the ASMP Northern California Chapter http://www.nicolosertorio.com

PROGRAM 6
4/20/2015 JESSICA INGRAM: Jessica Ingram (b. 1977 Nashville, TN) is based in Oakland, CA. She received degrees in photography and Political Science from NYU and her MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts. She is Assistant Professor in Graduate Fine Arts and Undergraduate Photography at California College of the Arts, Jessica Ingram’s photography and video practice is motivated by her desire to understand how people relate, what they long for, and what motivates the choices they make. Her recent bodies of work include A Civil Rights Memorial, about histories from the Civil Rights era in the American South. Working with photography, audio, and text, the work explores little known histories, and interweaves quiet landscape photographs of largely un-memorialized sites of atrocities and written accounts of the historic events and related court cases, with audio recollections of loss, trauma, and transformation. Hilltop High, a multi-year project about young mothers attending an alternative high school for pregnant teenagers in San Francisco. Using photography and video, this work explores a dramatic moment of transformation in the lives of the young women at the school. She is currently working on Love Rich Land, revealing rich yet marginal areas in the American South. Within photographic works of portraits in golden light and landscapes of dripping moss and abandoned sites of industry, Ingram examines ideas of power, disappearance, and continuous reconstruction in the American South.

Jessica’s work has been published and exhibited internationally. Jessica was awarded the 2012 Santa Fe Prize. Her work has been published in the New York Times, GUP, OjodePez, and Etiqueta Negra. Jessica is a contributing editor to What We Want Is Free: Generosity and Exchange in Recent Art (SUNY Press 2004). Jessica is a principal member of Cause Collective, along with artists Hank Willis Thomas and Ryan Alexiev. Cause Collective has received multiple large scale public art commissions, most recently at the Birmingham International Airport in Alabama, and multiple commissions in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Oakland International Airport, Oakland Museum of California, and SF Camerawork. Along the Way, a video she completed with the Cause Collective was an Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival.


PH52 Fall 2014 Lecture Series “Photographers and Their Images” Announced

The Fall 2014 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) Friday nights throughout the Fall 2014 semester 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 or stop by the photography issue room (160) to pick up an add code week. Unregistered students may not attend – if you would like to repeat the course, you can do so as a continuing education student, show up to the first class. The fee is $105.   REGISTER HERE

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PH52-501 “Photographers and Their Images”, (1) CRN 71101 (transfers CSU)

Instructor: Erika Gentry
Location: CCSF, Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Ave,  San Francisco, CA Visual Arts Lecture Hall 114
Meeting times*: Five Fridays, 6:00 – 9: 30 P.M: 10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14 and 11/21
*You may make up a missed lecture or get extra credit by attending an offsite lecure as listed below.

MAPS and Directions

You may also see a list of past lecturers here. For more information and to get an add code for the course contact Erika Gentry or stop by the Photography Lab Issue Room V160.  Again – you MUST be registered to attend the lectures. If you’d like to REPEAT the course it is possible for $105 as a continuing ed student. Just ask Erika how.

October 3rd, FIRST MEETING and Program 1

Important orientation, course expectations and opportunity to “add the class” and “head count” needed.

Program #1. October 3 SUE TALLON

Sue Tallon likes to make things which opens her up to a myriad of subjects. Early influences in art and her own drawing, painting and love of composition eventually led to formal training in photography, a few years of assisting, and work as a photographer in L.A.’s art scene for the cities top museums and galleries. Relocating to San Francisco in the mid 90’s, Sue began her commercial career and now shoots product, food and still-life advertising nationally for agencies such as TBWA Chiat Day, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, BBDO, and JWT amongst others.

“The first time you see Sue Tallon’s food shots, you wonder if they’re real. They look like photos, yet their hyper color and their shine and shadows are so graphic, they pop. In a genre that traditionally favors natural beauty, the intense hues and high contrast of Tallon’s still lifes blur the line between photography and illustration and present a fresh approach to the look of food photography.  “ I want objects and foods to have personalities,” Tallon said, describing how she pushes color, deepens darks and brightens brights to bring out her subject’s dimensional qualities. The style has a strong commercial appeal and has attracted high-profile clients, including bbdo, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Kraft Foods, Sonic Corp and tbwa\Chiat\Day.

Photography was an enduring part of Tallon’s childhood during the 1960s and 1970s. Her father was a hobbyist who often annexed the family bathroom for his darkroom. He traveled internationally selling shortwave radios and moved the family from Argentina, where Tallon was born, to Colombia, Montréal and finally Southern California in 1971 for her last few years of elementary school. As she grew, her childhood interest in drawing and painting transferred to the camera, because she liked its “combination of chemistry and light.”

The Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, offered a three-year program in the ’80s and Tallon enrolled after high school. She studied tabletop technique, photo illustration and especially how to use light. “I remember seeing my first print come up from a 4 × 5 negative,” she said. “Up until then, I had only shot 35mm. The leap in quality was a thrill.”- Ruth Hagopian

Program #2. October 10  ROCKY MCCORKLE  (see the lecture online)

Rocky McCorkle is an internationally exhibited photographer who lives in San Francisco. McCorkle received his BFA in Photography from The Ohio State University and his MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute.

He has shown extensively throughout the United States and abroad including Boston, New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Toronto, and Busan, Korea. In 2012, McCorkle’s You & Me On A Sunny Day was selected as the Analog Winner for EXPOSURE 2011 International Photography Award. McCorkle’s work from this series is in the permanent collection at the Berkeley Art Museum (BAM/PFA) and the Tweed Museum of Art.

A five-year project started in 2007, McCorkle’s sequential photographic series follows widow Millie (Gilda Todar) as her morning routine gets run off-course when her favorite film Sunset Boulevard comes on TV. The movie is especially sentimental because it came out in 1950, the year her late husband, Jack (William Barclift IV), won the Auckland Marathon. In this psychological thriller, Millie is forced by daydreams and nightmares to confront her past. As faint television sounds influence, dictate, and distort her recollections, Millie reminisces about her beloved Jack as a champion long distance runner. Their life replaying in reverse, we see glimpses of Jack before his death in 2004 and back to his moment in the sun in Auckland in 1950.

Program #3. October 24 JANET DELANEY

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, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas, the Musée de la Charleroi in Charleroi, Belgium, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, and the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. 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. She recently published a book of her 1980’s San Francisco images titled South of Market  with Mack Books of London and is now revisiting this district, camera in hand. From January to June of 2015 her early work from South of Market will be exhibited in full at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has taught photography throughout the Bay Area, and for the past 14 years she has been an adjunct lecturer in Visual Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.  Delaney is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the graduate program at San Francisco Art Institute.

Books will be for sale at this event. For information on the South of Market book
http://www.mackbooks.co.uk/books/1005-South-of-Market.html

XTRA Credit: November 7: Photo Alliance Lecture -Robin Schwartz & Wegman winners – SFAI 800 Chestnut Street – http://www.photoalliance.org – admission $10 or $5 with student ID.

Program #4. November 14 ALEX FARNUM (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC as part of the Concert and Lecture Series)

Alex Farnum was born in Los Angeles, California in 1979. From that moment in time he has not stopped seeking out all the curiousities that life has to offer. His work is a reflection of just that mantra. He is a lover of stories, places, food and friend and the dramatic nature of his work is a reflection of Alex’s huge love for the present day and the importance of capturing it. His sharp-edged charm and unique style has helped him land on-going projects for national publications, international agencies, multigenerational brands and award winning book projects. His core goal in life is not to live forever, but to create photography that will.

XTRA Credit, December 5th: Photo Alliance Lecture : Mitch Dobrowner – SFAI 800 Chestnut Street – http://www.photoalliance.org – admission $10 or $5 with student ID.

Program #5.  November 21 SARAH CHRISTIANSON grew up on a four-generation family farm near Cummings, North Dakota. Immersed in that vast expanse of the Great Plains, she developed a strong affinity for its landscape and stories. This connection to place has had a profound effect on her work. Despite moving to San Francisco in 2009, she continues to document the subtleties and nuances of the Midwestern landscape and experience. She’ll share her work including from her most recent project “When the Landscape Is Quiet Again”.

Christianson holds an MFA in photography from the University of Minnesota. Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in the collections of several institutions in the Midwest and the National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has also received grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Center for Cultural Innovation. Christianson’s first book, Homeplace (Daylight Books, October 2013), documents the history and uncertain future of her family’s farm by interweaving her images with old snapshots and historical documents culled from her personal archive. Her current project, When the Landscape is Quiet Again, examines the oil boom currently underway in western North Dakota.

**Due to a change in course dates, Jessica Ingram has been asked to join us Spring semester 2015.

*Credit given for attending ONE Xtra Credit lecture, however, of course you are encouraged to attend them all.

 


PH52 Spring 2014 Lecture Series “Photographers and Their Images” Announced

The Spring 2014 line up for “Photographers and Their Images” featuring professional photographers who come to lecture and show their work at City College over six Monday nights throughout the semester 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 is repeatable. One lecture per semester is free and open to the public as indicated as part of CCSF’s Concert and Lecture Series, otherwise all others require registration. Come to the first meeting or stop by the photography issue room (V160) to pick up an add code. REGISTER

PH52-501 “Photographers and Their Images”, (1) CRN 71101
Instructor: Marshall Berman
Location: CCSF, Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Ave, Conlon Hall Auditorium. #101, San Francisco, CA
Meeting time: Six Mondays, 6:40 – 9:00 P.M. MAPS and Directions

You may also see a list of past lecturers here. For more information and to get an add code for the course contact Marshall Berman. You MUST be registered to attend the lectures.

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Program #1. January 13th, FIRST MEETING
Important orientation, course expectations and opportunity to “add the class” and “head count” needed.

Program #2. January 27th STEPHANIE MOHAN
Stephanie is a portrait photographer located in Fairfax, Ca. She opened her studio in 1996. Her work includes, but goes  far beyond the conventional portrait studio. Her quirky disposition has fostered a kind of “maverick” attitude about shooting people’s (and pets etc) portraits. Her “secret” is to create an atmosphere in which people can just be them-selves… And they do, and they are.. She’s terrific !

Program #3. February 10th RJ MUNA
RJ Muna is the is the driving force behind San Francisco’s largest commercial photo studio. Besides the over 150 national and international awards for his work, he has for the past 15 years been giving his time to work with dancers and dance organizations, a fascination about which he seems perfectly comfortable. He will be showing this work and discussing the how & why such a high powered commercial photographer makes the time to do this amazing imagery.

Program #4. February 24th ALLYSON BELCHER
Alyson’s remarkable people photographs combine two very opposing aspects of photography: “motion” (as in body movement and dance). And a “pin hole camera”, which by it’s very nature requires (a “time” exposure). This “paradox” is recorded on black & white polaroid film.

Program #5. March 10th RICK ROCOMORA
Rick might be considered the “statesman” of all the international photographers. His passion for the photo/documentary “truths” has allowed him to see and record places in this world that we will never be exposed to…Hard truths, heart rending facts. His mages can be found in museums, books, and collections all over the world.

Program #6. March 24th CRAIG  MOREY
As a student, Craig studied with noted Bauhaus artist, Henry Holmes Smith, moved to San Francisco in the ’70s and started the CAMERA WORK GALLERY. In 1981 Morey freelanced, garnering many awards for his work and who’s client list ran from Apple, Levi Strauss, Penthouse, Avon, Architectural Digest, The Gap,  Wells Fargo, and many more….Then the nude,.. and how he migrated to his erotic imagery.


Free Public Lecture – Scott London

MONDAY – Oct 28th @ 6:30 P.M.
Conlan Hall Auditorium, Room 101
City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, CA

Scott London has been photographing “Burning Man” for over 8-9 years now.
His beautiful images on this subject are as incisive as they are entertaining. His pictures have been published in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, GQ, Elle Decor, Marie Claire, Outside, National Geographic Traveler and Sierra. His prints have been exhibited in galleries around the world.

A California-based photographer, journalist, consultant, and long time associate of the Kettering Foundation, he is perhaps best known for his one-on-one interviews with many, of the brilliant and influential writers and thinkers or our time. He is a former host of “Insight and Outlook,” aired on National Public Radio stations across the country.

You are welcome to attend this last lecture in the series “PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THEIR IMAGES”, see Scott London’s amazing photography, and listen to what will surely be one of the most riveting lectures we have ever had the chance to share with a San Francisco audience.

I encourage you to visit an interview on Scott: http://ignite.me/articles/artist-interviews/artist-interview-with-photographer-scott-london/

-Marshall Berman (Phot52 Coordinator)

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