Carlton Watkins “Peaks and Perils”

Created for SFMOMA for their fabulous new Photographic Interpretive Center,  this animation by Drew Christie tells the life story of pioneering mammoth plate photographer Carlton Watkins. “Carleton E. Watkins came to California around 1851 from the small New York town of Oneonta, one of a hundred thousand hopeful young men migrating west that year in… Read More Carlton Watkins “Peaks and Perils”

Artist Spotlight: Alison Rossiter

Artist Spotlight: Alison Rossiter

Gevaert Gevaluxe Papier Velours, exact expiration date unknown, ca. 1930

Alison Rossiter is represented by Yossi Milo Gallery in New York and had her first show there in 2010 but I think I first saw and was drawn to her work years earlier. I was so taken, I came home and immediately emailed her to see if her pieces were available. Since that time and more recently, I saw some of her work at the SFMOMA’s About Time show currently on view. Rossiter’s work is especially exciting, in my opinion, to photographers who have worked in the darkroom and are in love with the luscious silver gelatin papers of days gone bye. SFMOMA has interviewed Rossiter about her work (see below).… Read More Artist Spotlight: Alison Rossiter

Student Review: SFMOMA’s Picturing Modernity

By: Lauren Fihe Photo 50A At San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art an ongoing exhibition from the library’s personal collection called Picturing Modernity currently displays work highlighting photographers and artists working, living, and shaping Paris beginning in the mid 1800’s.  There are images of major construction projects in Paris and daguerreotypes dating from an even… Read More Student Review: SFMOMA’s Picturing Modernity

Student Review: “Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change” at SFMOMA

by Stephanie Jung PH51 Beginning Photography, CCSF Having not stepped foot inside the SFMOMA for years, I was immediately taken by how beautiful the building was. All the geometric architecture and interesting things to look at made me think about how the SFMOMA is a work of art in itself. As I took to the… Read More Student Review: “Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change” at SFMOMA

Student Review: The Art of Science SFMOMA’s “Brought to Light”

The Art of Science By: Katrina Pagaduan That was absolutely brilliant. Those four words were the first thing I heard from my friend as we left the Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900 exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  We were completely blown away by the outlandish x-rays of clothed… Read More Student Review: The Art of Science SFMOMA’s “Brought to Light”