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”

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

Photography in France 2015 Show

PHOTOGRAPHY IN FRANCE CLASS OF 2015 Presents:  “A Photographic Journey”  SHOW DATES: December 9th-January 15, 2016 Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 6-8pm LOCATION: Rayko Photo Center 428 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (415) 495-3773 A small group of photographers journeyed through Provence, France in July 2015 as part of the workshop Photography in France led… Read More Photography in France 2015 Show