Tag: California

December 20th, Los Angeles: Artist Talk by Chris Rainier “Cultures on the Edge”

© 2012 Chris Rainier

Annenberg Space for Photography, Iris Nights Lecture Series
Artist Talk by Chris Rainier
Thursday, December 20th, 2012, 6:30-8:00 pm

Free and open to the public; tickets are required.  A few tickets are still available here.

“Photographer Chris Rainier is a master at creating powerful images that document the anthropological story of indigenous cultures whose ways are under threat. Former photographic assistant to Ansel Adams, Rainier’s stunning images have been featured in Life, New York Times, and National Geographic Adventure and Traveler.  As Director of the Last Mile Technology Program, Rainier has committed his life to helping empower indigenous cultures to preserve their language and traditions.

Rainier, a National Geographic Fellow, has just announced the release of a new photography monograph, Cultures on the Edge. The book is a collection of over 100 hundred images from his long career photographing traditional cultures around the planet for over 30 years.

The focus of the book is the visual exploration of traditional cultures living on the edge of change in a modern world. Cultures on the Edge documents the rituals, daily lives and spiritual landscapes of these traditional ancient cultures alive in the 21st century.”

The Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 10
Los Angeles, California 90067  [map]

November 29th, San Francisco: Artist Talk by David Goldblatt

© David Goldblatt

Pier 24 | California College of the Arts | SFMOMA
Artist Lecture by David Goldblatt
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Seating is first, come first served, doors at 5:00.

“Born in 1930 in Randfontein, South Africa, David Goldblatt began photographing in 1948 and is best known for intimately documenting developments in South Africa from the period of Apartheid to present-day.

In 1998, he was the first South African to be given a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and has since exhibited at both Documenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 12 (2007) in Kassel, Germany. More recently, his work was examined in Intersections Intersected: The Photography of David Goldblatt at the New Museum and South African Photographs: David Goldblatt at the Jewish Museum, New York. Goldblatt will be featured in the exhibition South Africa In Apartheid and After at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art starting in December 2012.

Goldblatt is the recipient of the 2006 Hasselblad award, the 2009 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award and was a 2010 Lucie Award Lifetime Achievement Honoree.”

SFMOMA, Phyllis Wattis Theatre
151 3rd Street
San Francisco, California 94103

October 13th, Los Angeles: Artist Conversation: Katy Grannan and Charlie White at LACMA

© 2012 Charlie White

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Artist Conversation: Katy Grannan and Charlie White
Saturday, October 13, 2o12 at 2:00 pm

“Artists Katy Grannan and Charlie White discuss their work and the exhibition The Sun and Other Stars with curator Britt Salvesen.”

The exhibition will be on view until October 14, 2012.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Brown Auditorium
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036
Tel: 323 857-6000

October 11th, Los Angeles: An Evening With Cig Harvey

© 2012 Cig Harvey

The Julia Dean Photo Workshops
An Evening With Cig Harvey
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:30-9:00 pm
Admission: $15 General | $10 Student | Free for JDPW Members

Cig Harvey’s photographs and books have been exhibited widely and are in the permanent collections of major museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. She recently had her first solo museum show at The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway, in the spring of 2012 in conjunction with the release of her monograph You Look At Me Like An Emergency, Schilt Publishing, 2012. She is known for her high energy, creative teaching style and brings a profound sense of optimism to all that she does.

In this presentation, Cig will talk about her approaches to photography, showcase some of her work, and then answer questions from the audience.”

The Julia Dean Photo Workshops
755 Seward Street
Los Angeles , California [map]

September 29th, Oakland: Artist Talk by Ken Light “Valley of Shadows and Dreams”

© Ken Light 2012

Oakland Museum of California
Artist Talk by Ken Light
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 2:00-3:00 pm
Free with museum admission.  Book signing to follow.

“Social documentary photographer Ken Light shares stories and inspiration from his career-from his early work experiences to his most recent project with author Melanie Light, Valley of Shadows and Dreams, a photographic exploration of California’s Central Valley now on view in the Art Gallery.

Light’s published work includes Coal Hollow, Witness in Our Time,Texas Death Row, Delta Time, To the Promised Land, and With These Hands. He is a professor and director of the Center for Photography at the University of California, Berkeley, has exhibited internationally including one person shows at the International Center of Photography, San Jose Museum of Modern Art,Visual Studies Workshop, S.E. Museum of Photography, Smith College Art Gallery and others.”

This lecture is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition Ken and Melanie Light: Valley of Shadows and Dreams on view until December 31, 2012.

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, California  [map]

September 29th, San Diego: Opening Reception for “The Art of Photography Show”

The Art of Photography Show
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 6:00-10:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“The Art of Photography Show is an established and critical force in the world of contemporary photography. Now in its 8th year, this presentation of world class photography is truly exquisite. A total of 16,905 entries were submitted by artists from 77 countries around the world for this juried competition. The judge for this exhibit is Julian Cox, Founding Curator of Photography and Chief Curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Mr. Cox selected 200 compelling works.”

To see a preview of the show or if you can’t attend, click here.
The exhibition will be on display until November 11, 2012.

San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park
1439 El Prado
San Diego, California  [map]

September 20th, Los Angeles: “Photography Through the Years: Then and Now” Lecture Series

Julia Dean Photo Workshops
Lecture Series: Photography Through the Years: Then and Now with Issa Sharp

Thursday, September 20, 2012, 7:3–9:30 pm
At door: $15 General | $10 Student | $45 for entire series

“This lecture/presentation series is a fun and insight-filled exploration of how and why photography has evolved to where it is today. By examining where photography has been from its beginning up to the present moment, you will have more background when trying to guess where photography is heading tomorrow.

We begin with an introduction to major creative trends and ideas in the history of photography – from its invention to its 21st century present. Artistic, social, and technological currents of the medium will be covered in depth. The series will include discussion on: why in old photos people don’t smile and how that’s evolved into saying “cheese;” the long fight for photography to be accepted as art; the power of the photograph for social change; how the development of ‘home’ cameras has affected the art of photography; and why 19th century processes are so in vogue today.

The Julia Dean Photo Workshops
755 Seward Street
Los Angeles, California  [map]

Thursday, August 23rd, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
TOPIC: 1826 with Joseph Niepce through Expedition Photography and Eastman Kodak in the 1880s.

Thursday, September 20, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
TOPIC: Turn of the Century movements and influences – Pictorialism & Naturalism.

Thursday, October 25, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
TOPIC: Photographic Inventions – 35mm, Kodachrome, Polaroid, Kodak TriX, Flash Photography, Electronic Film Cameras, Digital Photography.

Thursday, November 8, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
TOPIC: Documentary, photojournalism, war and street photography including Paris in the 20’s, New York in the 60’s & 70”s.

Thursday, December 6, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
TOPIC: Fine Art Photography and Portraiture – Self Portraits, History of Portraiture, Nudes, Still Life, Landscape Photographers.

September 6-8, San Diego: Medium Festival of Photography – Discounted Registration Ends June 29th

Medium Festival of Photography
September 6-8, 2012
Early registration 25% discount ends June 29th! 
Click here
for details.

“2012 marks the inaugural year of the Medium Festival of Photography, a 3-day photography event with a fresh line up of lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews, and a public exhibition. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, the Medium Festival of Photography celebrates all forms of photography and the creative energy of the photographic community during the only event of its kind in Southern California.”

Visit their website at mediumsandiego.org to learn more about portfolio reviewers, speakers, workshops, and exhibitions happening during the festival.

Deadline May 21st: SF Camerwork Summer Exhibition

SF Camerawork
Call for Entries: 2012 Summer Exhibition
Deadline: Monday, May 21, 2012
Current membership required.

“This summer SF Camerawork will host a members-only exhibition from July 13th to August 25th. This is a fantastic opportunity for members working in the photographic arts to exhibit work at our new location in San Francisco’s Mid-Market Arts District.

Lisa Sutcliffe is an Assistant Curator in the photography department at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2009 she organized The Provoke Era: Postwar Japanese Photography, and Photography Now: China, Japan, Korea. This summer she will organize Naoya Hatakeyama: Natural Stories for SFMOMA. She graduated from Wellesley College in 2001 and received an M.A. in art history from Boston University in 2006.

Submission Guidelines

  • 1) Five (5) jpegs of images, up to 300 dpi and no larger than 8×10 inches, culled from one completed project or body of work and labeled 1-5, with last and first names as follows: 1_Smith_Jane.jpg, etc.
  • 2) One page or less: a brief artist statement and list of works (title, year, medium, dimensions), along with your phone number, in 12-point font saved as a Word document
  • 3) OPTIONAL, one page or less: A résumé (or bio) that includes: education, select one-person and/or group exhibitions, etc, in 12-point font saved as a Word document
  • Submission options:
    • You can email callstoentry@sfcamerawork.org, with all files in one folder compressed to ZIP; OR
    • For those with ftp or who would prefer to send via www.yousendit.com (or comparable file sharing site) with all files in one folder compressed to ZIP, please send an email to callstoentry@sfcamerawork.org with the link and any pertinent instructions; OR
    • Snail mail submissions on disc can be sent or delivered to the following address (submissions will not be returned) and must arrive by the deadline:
      Members’ Exhibition
      SF Camerawork
      1011 Market Street
      Second Floor
      San Francisco, CA 94103-1605.”

Click here for further details on SF Camerawork’s website.

April 10th, San Francisco: Artist Talk by LaToya Ruby Frazier

© 2012 LaToya Ruby Frazier

Pier 24 | California College of the Arts | SFMOMA
Artist Talk by LaToya Ruby Frazier
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

LaToya Ruby Frazier‘s photography and video work employs such themes as the body and landscape, familial and communal history, private and public space, and human complexity. Frazier’s nine-year artistic collaboration with her family has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, ArtForum, Art in America, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and The Village Voice.”

California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus
Timken Lecture Hall
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, California 94107


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