Loss of Vision: How Early 20th century Photography Was Misjudged by Critics and How Archives Obscure the Image

Repost – Exposure, June 2018 (20 min read) While both historical archives and museums collect photography, they approach it in different ways. Whereas museums collect a few pieces, a historical archive which has photographs in the millions may take the photographer’s entire body of work. I have been working with large collections of photography for… Read More Loss of Vision: How Early 20th century Photography Was Misjudged by Critics and How Archives Obscure the Image

Emerging Photo Collector? Don’t Miss This

SF CAMERAWORK 2018 BENEFIT AUCTION SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 View the entire auction catalog – come place a bid and likely walk away with something special for 50-70% off retail The SF Camerawork Benefit Auction is our most important annual fundraiser, and the proceeds directly support our mission to support emerging artists exploring new directions and… Read More Emerging Photo Collector? Don’t Miss This

Art Speak

I recently returned home from the College Art Associations (CAA) Annual conference in Los Angeles, CA. It was a week chocked full of engaging talks, workshops and gallery/museum visits. As I recalled from my attendance 10 years prior – the talks often consisted of reading papers that IMHO contain too much “art speak” for a verbal delivery. … Read More Art Speak

CCSF Photography Online Lecture Archive

Each semester, the CCSF photography department hosts a one unit college lecture series called “PH52 Photographers and Their Images” where Professional photographers present and discuss their work in technical and aesthetic terms, a unique opportunity for students to learn about notable photographers and discuss topics in a question and answer format. Some lectures may be viewed on… Read More CCSF Photography Online Lecture Archive

Artist Spotlight: Gideon Mendel “Drowning World”

I recently returned from The Recontres d’Arles – the largest photography festival in Europe. This year was my 11th year in attendance and each Summer I also invite a group of adults to accompany me there and throughout various parts of Provence as part of my program “Photography in France”. This year’s festival was full of… Read More Artist Spotlight: Gideon Mendel “Drowning World”