CatchLight Celebrates Opening of Visions of Justice at San Francisco DA's Office

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.

Call for Photographers: Apply to the CatchLight Portfolio Review

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 Expands Fellowship Program, Adds Fourth Grant

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.

Q&A With Rasta Dave On Growing Up In The Excelsior District

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.

Widening The Lens: Revolutionizing Photography Voices

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?