On February 12, 2019, CatchLight proudly presented Visions of Justice, a groundbreaking new exhibition at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. The opening reception drew one of the largest event turnouts in the space to date. Beyond the exhibition, the event celebrated the transformational journeys of the photographers from incarceration to having their images presented at the Hall of Justice, as well as featured in national media outlets.
As part of the CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 CatchLight will host the first CatchLight Portfolio Review produced in partnership with United Photo Industries. This is an opportunity for photographers to meet with leading photo editors, museum curators, book publishers and gallery owners for one-on-one portfolio reviews. The number of participants is limited to assure that everyone receives ample time with reviewers. Participation is open to anyone over 18 years old and all types of photography will be considered. The deadline to apply is March 10, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
CatchLight, announced today the expansion of its fellowship program, adding a fourth $30,000 grant and opening the call for entries to all innovative leaders in visual storytelling: long-form storytellers with impactful projects as well as leaders committed to advancing and growing the field of visual storytelling. The grant applications are due at midnight pacific time on February 18, 2019.
CatchLight, the innovative San Francisco-based nonprofit, has named Elodie Mailliet Storm, a proven innovator and leader in the photography world, its new CEO. She will lead the organization into a new phase of development and growth.
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Everyday Bay Area artist Rasta Dave’s work can be found in the Pop-Up Shop accompanying the exciting new exhibit re:home, which is “a For Freedoms exhibition exploring the plight of political and economic refugees in the San Francisco Bay Area—examining sanctuary city, homelessness, and the flight of the creative class.”
We did a short interview with Rasta Dave and asked him about his home, the Excelsior District of San Francisco.
Thank you to everyone who came out to Widening the Lens: Revolutionizing Photography Voices at the Commonwealth Club. For those of you who were not able to attend in person you can watch the whole conversation here.
Photography has always had a special role in shaping the visual narratives that help us make sense of our world and now more than ever, photography has the power to transcend barriers, spark dialogue and promote understanding. But who is telling these stories today, and how can we take action to enable people to tell their own stories, widening the lens of storytellers everywhere?
CatchLight is excited to announce the public release of Imagine Abundance: The Visual Symphony, as envisioned and produced by artist Angelica Ekeke.
Congratulations to 2017 CatchLight Fellow Sarah Blesener on receiving the 2018 W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Fellowship to continue work on her project Beckon Us From Home.
We are honored to consider Shahidul Alam a colleague and friend who has generously offered to speak at our upcoming event Widening the Lens on November 2nd. We are aware that his presence at the event is dependent on the outcome of his impending trial. It is our deepest hope for his safe release, and will keep our community as up-to-date as possible regarding his tentative appearance at the event. We hope that together, we will have the opportunity to celebrate Shahidul in person at Widening the Lens and hear him discuss his work that is more timely and crucial than ever before.