Photography by Simone Mancini
Noir vision of the street life of Rome.
On display at Gallery Obscura
March 23 – April 22, 2017
Gallery Reception: April 6th, 6-9pm
Congratulations to CCSF Photography Students: Kylie Ball, Ivan Ly, Rafaella Pedroso and Kwok So for being Finalists and Lara Enguita Cano for making Honorable Mention in Photographers’ Forum’s 37th Annual College & High School Photography Contest!
All Winners, Honorable Mentions and Finalists of Photographer’s Forum’s 36th Annual College & High School Photography Contest are featured in the hardcover book Best of College & High School Photography 2017.
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!
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Infrared Images of Yosemite
A series of infrared landscapes shot in Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Valley
Photography by Tom Risser
On display at Gallery Obscura
February 15, 2017 – March 18, 2017
Reception: Tuesday, February 25, 5:30-7:30pm
Into The Light
A Photography Exhibition curated by Judy Walrgren
February 11 – March 18, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb. 11, 4-7pm
Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94601
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 www.visual-aerials.com 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
Congratulations to Simone Mancini for winning the Fall 2016 Yefim Cherkis Memorial Scholarship! Simone will be exhibiting his winning portfolio, “Rome Noir” in Gallery Obscura, April 2017.