About the Festival in Arles, France (Provence) Every summer since 1970, over the course of more than forty exhibitions at various of the city’s exceptional heritage sites, the Rencontres d’Arles has been a major influence in disseminating the best of world photography and playing the role of a springboard for photographic and contemporary creative talents.… Read More 49th Annual Rencontres d’Arles
There are a variety of exciting classes at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) PHOTO this Summer! We are opening our entire facility to enrolled PHOT students, studios, darkrooms, digital labs and printers, equipment etc. Check out these classes for only $46 a unit for CA residents. Whether you are a student planning to transfer… Read More Photo Summer in the City
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
As firefighters battle to contain the wildfires raging across Northern California—which have left 41 people dead and scorched more than 217,000 acres—locals are beginning to grapple with the damage to their homes and studios and regional businesses need our support to keep going and keep people working!… Read More Helping Northern CA Fire Victims
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
On a recent trip to Barcelona, Spain I was introduced to the Artist Akram Zaatari via his show at the MACBA (Museu D’Art Conbemporani de Barcelona). See the exhibition brochure. The rooms that interested me the most were the 3rd rooms “Body of Film” at (5:47) and the last room “Against Photography and Archives of… Read More Artist Spotlight: AIF’s Akram Zaatari “Against Photography. An Annotated History of the Arab Image Foundation”.
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”