Imagine Abundance: Visual Stories of the Bay Area is a public art installation and community conversation reflecting on Bay Area life from a perspective of cultural, spiritual, or literal abundance. The exhibition will feature works by members of the Everyday Bay Area (EDBA) collective as well as submissions from the general public. The images will be projected at Frank Ogawa Plaza and followed by a community conversation in the gallery with the artists.
Three extraordinary leaders in photography will discuss their groundbreaking approaches to using the most powerful communications tools of our time, concurrently creating provocative work on their own and exposing diverse artists to opportunities to amplify their visual voices. Join us for a dynamic conversation about the exciting possibilities of a more nuanced and inclusive photographic lens to create a broader societal impact.
Please join us in the gallery for the closing reception and exhibition catalogue release for Focal Points, featuring work by CatchLight Fellows Tomas van Houtryve, Sarah Blesener, and Brian L. Frank along with artists from the Everyday Bay Area Collective.
Reception will feature:
Live poetry reading by D. Scot Miller
Live photo printing for the Everyday Bay Area community wall
FOCAL POINTS exhibition catalogue release and local artist signing
Flash fundraiser fine print sale and presentation by 2017 CatchLight Fellow Brian L. Frank with all proceeds benefiting an upcoming youth photography workshop produced by CatchLight in partnership with Project Rebound
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION & PHOTOWALK: Private Life in the Public Eye, Ethics of Street Photography With Everyday Bay Area Photographers
Everyday Bay Area photographers Brenton Gieser and Felix Uribe will discuss the work that led to their Tender Souls project and their consideration for the ethics and implications of street photography in communities of un-housed individuals. Conversation and Q&A moderated by Ken Walton (Photographer & Founder of StreetFoto San Francisco). A photowalk through the Tenderloin area led by artists Emma Marie Chiang, Brenton Gieser, and Felix Uribe will follow. This is the perfect lead up to the 2018 StreetFoto Festival!
* Please bring your own cameras or camera phones for the photowalk portion
This fellowship is aimed at the discovery and communication of issues not only of today, but of tomorrow — stories we don’t know about yet, or that we are revisiting through an entirely new lens. Hear from our 2018 Shortlisted Photographers Tanya Habjouqa, Andre Bruce, Andre Ellen Reed and Aliso Cornyn exploring the issues of today and tomorrow. This discussion will be moderated by Paul Lowe and will be joined by 2018 Jury member Laura Beltrán Villamizar.
Palo Alto Photography Forum presents Tomas van Houtryve: LINES AND LINEAGE. Come out to hear about our 2017 Fellow Tomas van Houtryve's project ‘Lines and Lineage’ — a new powerful body of work that explores the reality of the US and Mexico border before 1848, when the United States seized half of Mexico’s land and created the border that we know today. The conversation will be moderated by Sally Martin Katz, Curatorial Assistant of Photography at SFMOMA.
Learn more and buy tickets here: http://www.paloaltophotoforum.org/
SF Camerawork is proud to present FOCAL POINTS, CatchLight’s inaugural annual exhibition. Featuring work from 2017 CatchLight Fellows, Tomas van Houtryve, Sarah Blesener and Brian L. Frank, along with local artists from the Everyday Bay Area collective, this traveling exhibition explores the power of visual storytelling to drive social change.
Post your photographs with the hashtag #EDBAFocalPoints on Instagram or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “EDBA Focal Points Submission”. Join us throughout the exhibition for live printing sessions of EDBA community submitted photographs in the gallery.
Call in anonymously. Attendees using this PIN appear as anonymous callers in the session.
Conversation #1: Fellowship for California: Looking at global issues through a place-based lens.
We are thrilled to present the work of CatchLight Shortlist Artists Monique Jaques, Ryan Christopher Jones, and Carlo Javier Ortiz each developing California-focused projects that explore themes of immigration, climate, poverty and police-community relations. This discussion will be moderated by Paul Lowe.
RSVP HERE and we will email you with platform details ahead of the broadcast.