Artist Spotlight: AIF’s Akram Zaatari “Against Photography. An Annotated History of the Arab Image Foundation”.

On a recent trip to Barcelona, Spain I was introduced to the Artist Akram Zaatari via his show at the MACBA (Museu D’Art Conbemporani de Barcelona). See the exhibition brochure.    The rooms that interested me the most were the 3rd rooms “Body of Film” at (5:47) and the last room “Against Photography and Archives of… Read More Artist Spotlight: AIF’s Akram Zaatari “Against Photography. An Annotated History of the Arab Image Foundation”.

Artist Spotlight: Gideon Mendel “Drowning World”

I recently returned from The Recontres d’Arles – the largest photography festival in Europe. This year was my 11th year in attendance and each Summer I also invite a group of adults to accompany me there and throughout various parts of Provence as part of my program “Photography in France”. This year’s festival was full of… Read More Artist Spotlight: Gideon Mendel “Drowning World”

Artist Spotlight: Latoya Ruby Frazier

Now available in a paperback edition, LaToya Ruby Frazier’s award-winning first book, The Notion of Family, offers an incisive exploration of the legacy of racism and economic decline in America’s small towns, as embodied by her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. The work also considers the impact of that decline on the community and on her family, creating a statement… Read More Artist Spotlight: Latoya Ruby Frazier

Artist Spotlight: Alma Haser

Alma Haser, Patient No 5 from the “Cosmic Surgery” series. Courtesy of De Soto Gallery.

Imagine a world in which plastic surgery would allow you to scramble your facial features, protecting you from surveillance technology. That’s the conceit behind Alma Haser’s “Cosmic Surgery,” a sci-fi-tinged series in which the artist photographs her subjects, then folds their faces into intricate origami designs.… Read More Artist Spotlight: Alma Haser

PH52 Spring 2017 Lecture Series “Photographers and Their Images” Announced

Make sure to join me at CCSF starting 3/6/17 for six Mondays of Guest Photography Lectures! Register for 1 unit or just come – open to the public. 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… Read More PH52 Spring 2017 Lecture Series “Photographers and Their Images” Announced

“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”

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”