“Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”

To recognize Black History Month – I am sharing the fabulous film “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”  directed by Thomas Allen Harris, which I have screened with my students at the City College of San Francisco (available in our library on DVD) and via PBS. This is a… Read More “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”

Artist Spotlight: Matt Lipps

Looking Through Pictures http://www.mattlipps.com In this series, Lipps explores the genre of still life photography in relation to the mise-en-scène of theater as a space for figures, props, objects—and photography itself—to perform. With a broad cast of characters culled from various high and low sources, the “actors” range from the familiar to the formal (including… Read More Artist Spotlight: Matt Lipps

Photography in France 2017

Let’s see and make beautiful photographs together. This summer I’ll be teaching, touring and making photographs in various parts of France. Join me!. Here are two very different opportunities to study and make photographs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with your questions. Both have early bird registration rates of $100 off if you register by Dec 31, 2017.… Read More Photography in France 2017

Drone Photography In Fine Art

I recently attended a “Drone Educators Conference” co-hosted by the City College of San Francisco and Skyline College in the Bay Area. I learned that while it is clear that the use of drones is trending in areas such as scientific researc, search and rescue, agriculture and industrial survey use, real estate sales and replacement for helicopter work in aerial film – it’s role in the “fine art” world has yet to become widely known. … Read More Drone Photography In Fine Art

Carlton Watkins “Peaks and Perils”

Created for SFMOMA for their fabulous new Photographic Interpretive Center,  this animation by Drew Christie tells the life story of pioneering mammoth plate photographer Carlton Watkins. “Carleton E. Watkins came to California around 1851 from the small New York town of Oneonta, one of a hundred thousand hopeful young men migrating west that year in… Read More Carlton Watkins “Peaks and Perils”