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”

Artist Spotlight: Alison Rossiter

Artist Spotlight: Alison Rossiter

Gevaert Gevaluxe Papier Velours, exact expiration date unknown, ca. 1930

Alison Rossiter is represented by Yossi Milo Gallery in New York and had her first show there in 2010 but I think I first saw and was drawn to her work years earlier. I was so taken, I came home and immediately emailed her to see if her pieces were available. Since that time and more recently, I saw some of her work at the SFMOMA’s About Time show currently on view. Rossiter’s work is especially exciting, in my opinion, to photographers who have worked in the darkroom and are in love with the luscious silver gelatin papers of days gone bye. SFMOMA has interviewed Rossiter about her work (see below).… Read More Artist Spotlight: Alison Rossiter

Artist Spotlight: Hadjithomas & Joreige

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige collaborate as filmmakers and artists, producing cinematic and visual artwork that interwine. For the last 15 years, they have focused on the images, representations and history of their home country, Lebanon and questioned the fabrication of imaginaries in the region and beyond. During the Summer of 2016, I saw a… Read More Artist Spotlight: Hadjithomas & Joreige

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

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

Spring 2016 Semester at Sea “Festoon Your Room”

As the Word Odyssey’s Spring 2016 Semester at Sea “Around the World Voyage” moved onward over 101 days and stopped in 11 countries and 15 cities –  students brought items from home and gathered personal mementos from the voyage to festoon their rooms creating a home-away-from-home at sea. SASer & photography student Elizabeth Ung photographed… Read More Spring 2016 Semester at Sea “Festoon Your Room”