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  • DEEP DIVE Ambient Jukebox & Other Stories In connection with Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller’s current exhibition at Fraenkel Gallery, a new online presentation takes a closer look at highlights from the show. EXPLORE NOW “What’s really deeply embedded in our work is the idea of fiction and reality.”In a new video interview, the artists talk…

  • NY Times: Chuck Close Gallery Shows Last Works by Chuck Close. Will it Repair a Reputation?

    The artist’s longtime gallerist, Arne Glimcher, has organized an exhibition of the artist’s final portraits at Pace, opening Feb. 22. By Robin Pogrebin Feb. 12, 2024Updated 8:03 a.m. ET Ever since Chuck Close was accused of sexual harassment in 2017, the painter — who died four years later — has largely been sidelined by the art world, with his work rarely…

  • Robert Koch Gallery: Tamas Dezso

    TAMAS DEZSÖHYPOTHESIS: EVERYTHING IS LEAF Robert Koch Gallery · 49 Geary Street | Fifth Floor · San Francisco, CA 94108 · USA TAMAS DEZSÖHYPOTHESIS: EVERYTHING IS LEAF February 8 – March 30, 2024 Opening Reception:Thursday, February 8, 5-7 pm EXPLORE EXHIBITION The Robert Koch Gallery proudly unveils its fourth exhibition featuring the works of Hungarian…

  • LensCulture Deadline : Portrait Entries

    PORTRAIT MONTH BOOST YOUR CAREER  Last Week! Send Us Your Portraits You’ve got one week to get your submissions in for this year’s Portrait Awards! This is your opportunity to move your career forward. Awards include an exhibition in London, cash prizes, international photo festival projections, massive exposure to international press, and more.  ENTER TODAY Deadline: February 14,…

  • PhotoAlliance March Lecture Carolyn Drake and Ebti

    March LectureCarolyn Drake and Ebti Carolyn Drake, from series Men Untitled. March LectureCarolyn Drake and EbtiBayfront Theater (BATS Improv) at Fort Mason, San FranciscoSunday, March 3, 6:00 pm PST GET YOUR TICKETS Join us for our next event in the Spring 2024 Lecture Series with two artists focusing on how photographs are constructed materially, intellectually and emotionally.Magnum photographer Carolyn…

  • Magnum: Field Notes January

    Field Notes January 2024, No. 124 Alex Webb, Robert Capa, Bruno BarbeyThe Strange, the Surprising,and the Slightly Surreal“The images often reflect the strangeness of the world, those singular moments that so often remain unseen, those moments of dislocation,” explains Alex Webb in an interview around his new photobook, Dislocations. More on thisAll Shades of BlueDeemed the most…

  • West County filmmaker Jake Viramontez

    West County filmmaker Jake Viramontez uses his craft to help nonprofits tell their stories Now he’s helping other filmmakers—and inner city teenagers—do the same thing LAURA HAGAR RUSH JAN 23, 2024 When Jake Viramontez was in high school in San Jose, a friend advised him to take a filmmaking class because it was a guaranteed…

  • Robert Koch Gallery: Animalograms, Zana Briski

    Robert Koch Gallery FINAL WEEK:On view through Saturday, February 3rd ZANA BRISKI ANIMALOGRAMS EXPLORE EXHIBITION EXHIBITION REVIEW By Emily Wilson January 1, 2024 To make the photograms in her show Animalograms (there are 12, along with two photographs – of a mountain gorilla and of gelada baboons) – Zana Briski positioned huge pieces of light-sensitive…

  • SRJC Art Gallery: The Pottery of Marguerite Wildenhain

    The SRJC Art Department is pleased to invite the campus community to: The Pottery of Marguerite Wildenhain February 5 – March 14, 2024 Monday – Thursday 10 am – 12 pm & 1 pm – 4 pm The opening for the show is Thursday, February 8th 2024 from 4-6pm The opening is followed by the documentary: Marguerite:…

  • Nat Geo: Explorer Paul Salopek began walking 24,000 miles across the planet

    Photograph by John Stanmeyer, National GeographicAfar, Ethiopia, 2013. National Geographic Fellow and writer Paul Salopek leads a pair of camels across Ethiopia’s Afar desert.  11 years ago National Geographic Explorer Paul Salopek began walking 24,000 miles across the planet, following the path of early human migration from East Africa to South America. Paul’s mission is…

  • Art21: An-My Lê in “Protest”

    An-My Lê in “Protest” Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 4 https://art21.org/watch/art-in-the-twenty-first-century/s4/an-my-le-in-protest-segment November 4, 2007Landscape photographer An-My Lê is fascinated by military war exercises. “I think my main goal is to try to photograph landscape in such a way so that history could be suggested through the landscape, whether industrial history or my personal history,” she says.Lê…

  • NY Times: Our Rodent Selfies, Ourselves

    Our Rodent Selfies, Ourselves A photographer trained two rats to take photographs of themselves. They didn’t want to stop. Credit…Augustin Lignier By Emily Anthes When Augustin Lignier, a professional photographer in Paris, was in graduate school, he began to ponder the point of picture-taking in the modern world: Why did so many of us feel compelled to…

  • NY Times: Cindy Sherman: Woman of an Uncertain Age

    Cindy Sherman: Woman of an Uncertain Age “I’m not going to go into this aging process silently or happily,” said the artist, who is emerging from a creative slump with electrifying new work. Will the real Cindy Sherman please stand up? The artist at her studio in New York City.Credit…Caroline Tompkins for The New York…

  • Jane Goodall only wants one thing

    JANUARY 23, 2024 Jane Goodall at a session of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday. Fabrice Coffrini/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Jane Goodall only wants one thing By David Gelles When I caught up with Jane Goodall in 2019, she was calling on consumers and businesses to make responsible choices and protect the natural world. Now…

  • Fraenkel Gallery: A CLOSER LOOK–Richard Learoyd, Grand Canyon

    FRAENKEL GALLERY FRÆNKEL EXHIBITIONS A CLOSER LOOK–Richard Learoyd:Grand Canyon In two ambitious new works, the artist explores the Grand Canyon. Online More About:Richard Learoyd In the fall of 2023, Richard Learoyd traveled to Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona to photograph the landscape using his massive, hand-built camera obscura. Learoyd produced two images in the last light…

  • Chris McCaw: Marking Time, Artist Talk and Book Launch

    Chris McCaw, PhotoAlliance 2017 and 2005 lecturer, Marking Time, published by Datz Press, 2023. Chris McCaw: Marking Time Artist Talk and Book LaunchWith Cantor Arts Center Assistant Curator Maggie Dethloff Saturday, January 20, 2024, 2pmBayfront Theater (BATS Improv) at Fort Mason, San Francisco FREE, REGISTER HERE PhotoAlliance and Haines Gallery are excited to co-host an artist talk and…

  • Fraenkel Gallery: Ambient Jukebox and Other Stories

    Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller Ambient Jukebox & Other StoriesJanuary 11–March 9, 2024 Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present Ambient Jukebox & Other Stories, an exhibition of new work by multidisciplinary artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. Atmospheric, dreamlike, and theatrical, the duo’s work explores how sound affects perception. In one room, altered mirrorballs and a NASA soundtrack…

  • Slash – Natalia Lassalle-Morillo and Lacey Lennon

    / Lacey Lennon, Sudden and noiseless (detail), 2022, Archival Pigment Print, 7.25 x 9.66 inches. Edition of 5, 2 AP. Courtesy of the artist. Natalia Lassalle-Morillo / Lacey Lennon Curated by Amanda Nudelman January 16 – March 23, 2024 Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 16, 5 – 8pmCurator walkthrough at 5pm Why did I never see it for what it was: abundance. Two families, two…

  • Magnum Shop Sales

    Steve McCurry / India, 1983 Take inspiration for your future shoots with a Contact Sheet that captures the action as it unfolded. In this print, Steve McCurry had spotted a group of women protecting themselves from a sudden dust storm. He thought, “This is going to be an incredible situation. I ran across the field, thinking my cameras were going to be ruined…

  • LensCulture: AI-Generated Photos from the 1940s and 50s

    INTERVIEW: Another America — AI-Generated Photos from the 1940s and 50s Phil Toledano has often pushed the boundaries of photography to imagine the future; now he’s tapping into AI to create alternative histories, challenging our belief in any images at all.AI-generated images by Phillip ToledanoInterview by Jim Casper PHILLIP TOLEDANO In addition to his reality-based…

  • Stanford Students Develop AI That Can Pinpoint Your Photo Locations

    Stanford Students Develop AI That Can Pinpoint Your Photo Locations Geoff BrumfielNPR News Dec 22 A student project has revealed yet another power of artificial intelligence — it can be extremely good at geolocating where photos are taken. The project, known as Predicting Image Geolocations (or PIGEON, for short), was designed by three Stanford graduate…

  • Art21 in new media partnership with SF/Arts

    Art21 is pleased to announce a new media partnership with SF/Arts over the next year featuring contemporary artists who work in and hail from the San Francisco Bay Area. The partnership intends to bring greater attention and a deeper understanding of the scope and impact of visual art and artists in the region.  “Art21 is excited…

  • Robert Koch: MASAO YAMAMOTO & ZANA BRISKl

    MASAO YAMAMOTOHOLIDAY GIFTS Purchase by Friday, December 15th and receive by December 23rd EXPLORE ONLINE EXHIBITION The Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present an online exhibition of Masao Yamamoto, inspired by the Japanese philosophy of Zen, and the belief that meditation and the pursuit of beauty play an essential role in the development of…

  • deYoung: A Conversation on Caretaking, Gathering, and Tending the Land

    A Conversation on Caretaking, Gathering, and Tending the Land Now on YoutubeTune in and hear a conversation from Valentin Lopez, chair of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, and Linda Yamane, culture bearer and artist, Rumsen Ohlone Tribal Community, moderated by Gregg Castro, culture director of the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone. Together they will discuss their…

  • Fraenkel Gallery: Hiroshi Sugimoto

    Hiroshi Sugimoto Oct 26–Dec 22, 2023 An exhibition presents folding screens and calligraphic works made with photographic materials. Gallery Oct 26–Dec 22, 2023 Press release More About:Hiroshi Sugimoto Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present the U.S. debut of two important new bodies of work by Hiroshi Sugimoto. In both series, the artist incorporates photographic techniques…

  • SRJC RICH PICTURES

    Rich Pictures is a group show that explores the relationship between the personal creative practices of 10 Sonoma county artists and how their personal practice inspires a collaborative dialogue that expands the arts within their communities and beyond Sonoma County. The show was curated by Escolar: Escolar is an art and design research collective working at the…

  • In the Studio, Lynn Hershman Leeson

    In the StudioLynn Hershman LeesonLynn Hershman Leeson couldn’t give up on being an artist.IMAGE: Production still from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 9 episode, “San Francisco Bay Area.” © Art21 Inc., 2018.”I couldn’t give up being an artist because it was the only thing I could do. I tried selling sheets in a bath shop. I…

  • SFAA: In Flux, Recalibrating the Unknown

    In Flux: Recalibrating the Unknown presented by SFAA at the Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA)March 21 – May 12, 2024 Deadline: December 1, 2023 Submission fee: USD 25 IN-FLUX: Recalibrating the Unknown will feature works by SFAI alumni, staff, and faculty and will be curated by Jeremy P. H. Morgan. With the 2022 closure of the San…

  • Rhizome: Signal Representation Theory for Artists with Max Ardito

    Signal Representation Theory for Artists with Max ArditoSaturday, December 2 at 2pm ET Onassis ONX Studio, 645 5th Avenue Lower Level, NY 10022 Rhizome is pleased to announce a new workshop, “Signal Representation Theory for Artists,” taught by Max Ardito and held in partnership with Onassis ONX studio, a hybrid production and exhibition space founded by the Onassis Foundation and…

  • Sebastopol Times: Through Natures Lens

    Through Nature’s Lens Sonoma County nature photographer Marlene Ortiz Smith is taking some spectacular photos of West County wildlife MARK FERNQUESTNOV 29∙GUEST POST   READ IN APP   Santa Rosa-based nature photographer Marlene Ortiz Smith spends a lot of time in West County observing wildlife. When asked where exactly, she hesitates, then concedes, “Bodega and…

  •  Catch and Release an Exhibition at IceHouse Gallery

    View this email in your browser  Catch and Release an Exhibition at IceHouse Gallery with over 100 works of art for sale from the collections of Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts.  Opening: Saturday December 2, 5-8 pmExhibition: December 2 – January 5. IceHouse invites you to view the exhibition of Photographs, Drawings, Lithographs, Etchings,…

  • East Bay Photo Collective Newsletter

    EBPCO ANNUAL MEMBER EXHIBITIONWe Are Water, We Are Earth, We Are SkyOpening Reception:  Friday, December 8th, 6-9pmOakland Photo WorkshopOur 2023 Member’s Exhibition explores how we live entwined with natural systems. In our increasingly digitized lives it can be easy to forget that we remain physical animals, tied to a physical body that is made up…

  • The DPReview 2023 camera buying guides

    Updated: The DPReview 2023 camera buying guidesOur editors pick out the best cameras available today for every type of user. To help you avoid spending your hard-earned cash on the wrong gear, consult our expert guides to help find what’s right for your specific needs. The 7 Best compact zoom cameras 1 week ago If you…

  • Magnum, Obit: Elliott Erwitt (1928–2023)

    ELLIOTT ERWITT[1928 — 2023]Tribute to the very great photographer who has just passed away, famous for his humor and passion for dogs.Elliott Erwitt has regularly participated at the Rencontres d’Arles since the 1970s.Goodbye and thank you Elliott… In July 2012, at the Théâtre Antique, the Rencontres d’Arles, led at the time by François Hébel, invited Elliott…

  • Magnum : Online Exhibition, Framing Sound

    Framing Sound Online Exhibition Every teenager with a poster of Harry Styles above their bed or a picture of Taylor Swift as their phone wallpaper knows that images of music culture are meditative objects of devotion. So do Magnum photographers, and their longstanding frisson with celebrity is well-documented. Magnum Artists (which stages encounters between great…

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