Join us Wednesday June 26th from 6-8pm for a public information session at SF Camerawork on our new program: CatchLight Local. The information session will feature a live Q&A with CatchLight Local staff, informal pitch sessions, and lightning talks by program partners working at the intersection of community-based visual storytelling and social change. For those unable to attend in person this event will be livestreamed and available to watch later on CatchLight’s Facebook page.
Join CatchLight on April 7th for an immersive day of conversation, inspiration and convening with some of the leading voices in visual storytelling. The day begins with a portfolio review, followed by a conversation series with speakers Ethiopian photographer and contemporary artist Aida Muluneh, National Geographic photographer Andrea Bruce and award-winning filmmaker Carlos Javier Ortiz. Bangladeshi photographer, Shahidul Alam, who was formerly imprisoned for denouncing government corruption and named one of Time’s Person of the Year will keynote the day.
Please join San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, Mayor Willie Brown, Susan Brown, CatchLight and Project Rebound in celebrating Visions of Justice — the first visual storytelling showcase ever held at the Hall of Justice.
In August 2018, Catchlight in partnership with Project Rebound, launched the pilot “Visions of Justice” photography workshop at San Francisco State University, immersing formerly incarcerated students in finding their visual voices and expressing their own visions of justice through photography. Their resulting work, featured in this exhibition, explores personal experiences and ideas of freedom and justice.
Free and open to the public. RSVP here.
Brian L. Frank's 2017 CatchLight Fellowship project Out of Bounds is currently on view at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Out of Bounds looks at targeted policing and criminalization of minority youth, and explores the practice of the California Youth Authority’s incarceration of youth in work camps in the remote Tahoe forest; not all prisons have bars and walls.
This is the first installment of Focal Points, a photography exhibition series that explores visual journalistic practice in the context of policy and academic discussions. Focal Points is intended to celebrate diversity of perspective in visual narratives at the nexus of art, journalism and social issues. The exhibition will be shown in Shorenstein through February 2019 and will include a series of events February 6-7 with Brian L. Frank in partnership with the Shorenstein Center, Harvard Law School’s Child Advocacy Program and the Social Innovation and Change Initiative.
Join us in celebration of The California Sunday Magazine’s December issue “The Way Home” featuring work from 2017 Fellow Brian L. Frank, for a special release party at SF Camerawork. on Thursday, December 13th.