75 Years: Selections from the CCSF Photography Department

75 Years: Selections from the City College of San Francisco Photography Department

The CCSF Photography Department in collaboration with SF Camerawork and Rayko Photo Center is proud to present 75 Years: Selections from the City College of San Francisco Photography Department, an exhibition of work at three venues by current and former students, faculty and staff 1939-2014. See below for venues and opening receptions and please plan on joining us for the kick off party at SF Camerawork on Friday January 17, 6-8pm as well as the other receptions listed below.

The City College of San Francisco offered its first photography class in 1939 and its Director, Beverly J Pasqualetti took a brief break to command a Navy photo squadron during WW2 and returned to be the department chair for over forty years. Since then the program has grown into one of the oldest and largest programs in the country, currently with over two dozen courses and more than twenty Instructors who are accomplished photographers in their own right. Come see work from students, faculty and staff produced during this time span and help celebrate 75 years of visual excellence. Receptions and galleries are free and open to the public during the following dates. Call or visit the websites for hours. Download a high resolution poster for each show featuring the artists works. See more coverage of this event in the SF CHRON.

CCSF 75 Years on Flickr
Over 200 people entered over 700 photographs. See them by clicking here.

Over 200 people submitted over 700 photographs for these exhibits. There was so much excellent work and simply not enough physical space to show it. Thus – please enjoy perusing through all of the entries and the entrants bios and stories above. Vote for your own favorites and feel free to leave feedback for the artists.


SF Camerawork
1011 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Juried by Sandra S. Phillips, Norman Maslov, Richard Koci Hernandez
January 8- February 2, 2014
Kick off party: January 17, 6-8pm

Rayko Photo Center
428 3rd St, SF, CA
New Visions, Contemporary Photography from the 81 Bees Collective
January 17-February 23, 2014
Reception: January 23, 6-8pm

CCSF Gallery Obscura
50 Phelan Ave, Visual Arts 160, San Francisco, CA
Vol 1: January 18, 2014 – February 11, 2014
Reception February 6, 6-8pm
Vol 2: February 19, 2014 – March 14, 2014

Reception February 19, 6-8pm

The SFCW show was organized by Prof. Erika Gentry with invaluable help from student extraordinaire Karla Rossi. Rayko Photo Center shows put on by the 81bees collective and the CCSF Gallery Obscura gallery is managed and curated by Renee Tung.

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