What Will Happen When We Focus On Abundance?


From photojournalists in crisis zones abroad to citizens capturing incidents in their neighborhoods, visual storytelling often plays an important role in documenting pain and scarcity, so that it can’t slip away unnoticed. But, what happens if we shift the focus from what is lacking or missing in our community and instead focus on what is abundant? Imagine Abundance is a public art exhibition and community conversation reflecting Bay Area life from a perspective of cultural, spiritual, or literal abundance.

Over the next three months, 19 EDBA artists will set out to find out what happens when we focus on abundance around us. Their works will be screened at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland this fall.


This project is partially funded. Donate today to help us raise $10k for artist fees and production costs. The first $6k we raise will be matched by the East Bay Community Foundation. Donations of $50 or more will receive a thank you gift - a 5 x 7 signed print by an EDBA artist. Donations of $100 or more will receive a thank you gift of an 8 x 10 signed print by an EDBA artist.


Submit your images to be considered for inclusion in the exhibition. Post your photographs with the hashtag #EDBAImagineAbundance on Instagram or email them to hi@catchlight.io with the subject line "EDBA Imagine Abundance Submission."  

If you want love and abundance in your life, give it away.
— Mark Twain

Thank you for your contributions and to our generous exhibition sponsors: PhotoWorks San Francisco, Pro Arts Gallery & the East Bay Community Foundation.