Elizabeth Bernstein, Charlotta Hauksdottir, Victoria Mara Heilweil, Kija Lucas, Mary Parisi
November 19 - December 19, 2015

Curated by Victoria Mara Heilweil The domestic is often a space relegated to women and the feminine.  In this exhibition, five female photographers both embrace and push against stereotypes of the domestic. Each of the participating photographers invites us to examine ideas about time, home and family through traces left behind.  Small details of domestic […]

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NY Skies

November 19 - December 19, 2015

Looking up at tall buildings can be a hypnotic and strange experience. They look impossibly tall when one is walking in the street, so full of power and importance yet distant and strange. They can seem to bend this way and that and lean at angles. In New York City where the buildings are so […]

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National Juried Exhibition
October 15 - November 14, 2015

Our Best of Show Award goes to Alicia Rodriguez for her depiction of the surfing life in her image, “Cali Life,” shown at right.

The exhibit fills the gallery with 60 prints chosen from the many excellent images submitted. Our challenge to photographers was to depict something exceptional or particular about the vast state of California in a picture no larger than one foot high or wide.

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Irene Imfeld


October 15 - November 14, 2015

New work created this summer at the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency. Continuing the imagery from 2014’s series, “Nothing, in the World,” Irene Imfeld spent seven weeks in the desert making new prints inspired by that landscape. Fascinating plants, rock formations, flowing water, and motion studies expand upon the artist’s previous abstracted photography.

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Irene Imfeld, Zone of Transformation, 2681

Margaretta K. Mitchell


September 3 - October 10, 2015

• Book your own portrait by the end of September.
• Meet Margaretta Mitchell in the gallery Saturday, October 3.
• Portfolio Reviews for Portrait Photographers Saturday, October 10.
• Limited Edition prints made exclusively for this exhibit.

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Yuri Boyko


September 3 - October 10, 2015

Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, September 17, 6:00-8:00 with talk at 7:00.   This series explores the unconscious and the conscious in our lives. Sunlight seems to be a tangible pool of a warm textured substance beckoning to be touched and immersed in, and the glove has been elevated to an abstract notion of the human hand’s grace. […]

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Yuri Boyko, A Light Divine I

Gallery Artists


July 2 - August 22, 2015

Shown at right are three new artists debuting at PHOTO during the Summer Show: Neil Seligman, Mike Slack, Kim Steele

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Neil Seligman, Mike Slack, Kim Steele


May 14 - June 27, 2015

Spring flows into Summer with an intriguing look at the plant kingdom.

Photograph at right by Harold Davis

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Harold Davis, Tulip Panorama


Michael Garlington and Jennifer Georgescu
April 2 - May 9, 2015

Artist Reception: April 16, 6:00-8:00pm

Two photographic artists relate humanity to the universe through the posed or composited imagery.

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3@6×6 face/people/action

Michael Jang, Hiroyo Kaneko, John Harding
March 5 - March 28, 2015

Ann Jastrab, gallery director at Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, will join curator Hiroyo Kaneko in conversation on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00.

The three exhibiting artists, Michael Jang, John Harding, and Kaneko, all photograph people in their typical environments. Ann has become familiar with their work since all three have spent time in the darkrooms at Rayko, developing their film and printing.

Closing reception, March 28 2:00 to 4:00, with talk at 3:00. Other galleries on 25th Street will be open also.

Shown at right: Michael Jang, Hiroyo Kaneko, John Harding

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Gallery Artists


February 26 - February 28, 2015

Featuring large works from Robert Buelteman, Karen Glaser, Charles Anselmo, Erin Malone, and Michael Starkman. And smaller pieces from LeRoy Howard, Enrique de la Uz, and Sam Hipkins. Also matted prints from Tom Reed, Yelena Zhavoronokova, and Robert Buelteman.

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Robert Buelteman, Mahogany Melange


Kate Jordahl, Irene Imfeld, Jack Fulton
January 15 - February 21, 2015

Artist Talks: February 21, Saturday, 2:00

Three artists depict three 
journeys—symbolic, existential, and literal.

Shown at right are images from: Kate Jordahl’s Walking with Kandinsky, Irene Imfeld’s Web of Uncertainty, and Jack Fulton’s A Circumnavigation in Three Hours.

Shown at right: Kate Jordahl, Irene Imfeld, Jack Fulton

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Kate Jordahl, Irene Imfeld, Jack Fulton

Bay Area Photographers Collective


Curated by Stephen Wirtz
December 18 - January 10, 2015

Start the holiday celebrations with the Artists Reception on Thursday, December 18, 6:00 to 8:00. There will be ten galleries open on 25th Street.

This exhibit from Bay Area Photographers Collective will include an Open Portfolio Night with artists present on First Friday, January 2.

Photo at right: Ingeborg Gerdes

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November 13 - December 13, 2014

Into the Winter Night features work by Hyeyoung Kim and Arlo Valera, Erin Malone, and David McClendon

ARTISTS RECEPTION: Thursday, November 20, 6:00 to 8:00

ARTIST TALKS: Saturday, December 6, 2:00

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October 9 - November 8, 2014

Autumn Mix features fascinating new work by Nicoló Sertorio, Susan Felter, Ralf Hillebrand, and Irene Nelson

Thursday, October 16, 6:00 to 8:00

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Charles Anselmo

Irene Imfeld

two solo exhibits
September 4 - October 4, 2014

Two solo shows examining old structures in different environments.


Image at right: Charles Anselmo, Interiors 7

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July 17 - August 23, 2014

Hyeyoung Kim: Nurtured by Nature
Lisa Toby: First Light, Last Light 
LeRoy Howard: Temples of Siem Reap
Yuri Boyko: Invisible Corners

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June 7 - July 12, 2014

On June 7 PHOTO awarded the Best of Show Award of $1000 to Dianne Poinski for her image of Wisteria flowers. Her print includes a “very small amount” of hand highlighting with pastels, according to the artist. Five Honorable Mentions were also awarded to: Carol Farmer, Kathleen Furey, Gail S. Haile, Donis Mitsch, and Ron […]

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National Juried Exhibition

Best of Botanicals

May 22 - July 12, 2014

From classical to contemporary, from desert to rainforest, from bud to decay, the natural form of flowers and plants has been contemplated by artists, philosophers, scientists . . . and everyone.

This is PHOTO’s second benefit for the San Francisco Botanical Garden. A percentage of all sales will go to support their work in Golden Gate Park.

Reception June 7, 2:00 to 5:00.

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A Street in Kyiv

April 18 - May 17, 2014

After seeing images of Kyiv in the news lately, we wanted to show what the city is like to its everyday citizens.

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Oakland and Beyond: Sense of Place

April 17 - May 17, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 6:00 to 8:00

Diallo Mwathi Jeffery
Linda Fitch
Lee Nelson
Thomas Grubba
Charles Anselmo

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terra cibus

the beauty and biology of our food
February 27 - April 12, 2014

What is in our food? As a food lover and a photographer, Caren Alpert answers this question visually. Using an electron microscope she examines both organic and processed foods: her own favorites and America’s over-indulgences. This particular combination of science, photography, and food has never been explored before.

Pictured at right: terra cibus no. 12: cake sprinkles

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Cuba Zafra

January 16 - February 22, 2014

Reception February 1, 2:00 to 4:00
Curator’s Talk with Charles Anselmo at 3:00

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November 21 - January 11, 2014

Preview Reception: November 21, Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00

Opening Reception: November 23, Saturday, 2:00 to 4:00

Each of the photographs in this series contains within it a set of burning matches. Transformation by fire is a process with a predictable outcome but one that can be uncertain and surprising. In Matches this concept is layered visually with details related to personal and cultural transformation. The burning matches are a background reminder of the inevitability of change in many guises.

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In the Landscape

October 17 - November 16, 2013

Each of us experiences the landscape in ways unique to us, and these experiences shape who we are and how we see the world around us. Donna J. Wan photographs the world that has been altered by mankind in some way or another – from subtle incursions to a near annihilation of it. She investigates how people relate to, interact with, and experience the landscape.

Artist’s Reception, October 19, 2:00-4:00

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Timeless: The White Mountains

September 5 - October 12, 2013

A fascinating landscape, the White Mountains of California have pulled artists into their isolated majesty time after time. In this exhibit we see what lures these photographers back to the unique environs of the ancient Bristlecone Pines.

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Reconsidering the Horizon

Curated by Renny Pritikin
July 19 - August 24, 2013

I once heard an anecdote about an aspiring young movie maker meeting
 an elderly John Ford, the great and notoriously difficult American 
director in his office. Ford told the visitor to look at the three 
photographs on his wall–all of them were stills from Ford’s films. 

”Look at the horizon line and figure out why it’s placed where it is.
 That’s all I’ll tell you,” said Ford.

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Signs of Life

Opening Reception June 15, 2–5pm

Artist's Talk June 29, 3:00pm
June 7 - July 13, 2013

Groundbreaking color photographs of the inner life of plants and flowers made without use of a camera

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Robert Buelteman, Arroyo Willow


San Francisco artMRKT

May 17 - May 19, 2013

Visit PHOTO at the artMRKT at Fort Mason, San Francisco.
Friday and Saturday fair hours are 11:00 to 7:00.
Sunday the fair is open Noon to 6:00.

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A Retrospective

April 26 - June 1, 2013

Closing Reception Saturday, June 1, 2:00 to 5:00.
Artist’s Talk at 3:00.

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March 22 - April 20, 2013

Eve Arnold, Ruth Bernhard, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Wynn Bullock, Roy DeCarava, Walker Evans, Phillipe Halsman, Michael Kenna, Annie Leibovitz, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, William Wegman, Brett Weston

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Immersive Identity

February 8 - March 9, 2013

Artist Talk with Yuri Boyko, Saturday, February 9 at 3:00

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Ari Salomon, John F. Martin, Peter Tonningsen, Harold Davis, Christine Federici, Lynna Jean
January 4 - January 5, 2013

Portfolios will be presented by the artists during the Oakland Art Murmur on January 4, 6:00–9:00, and during the Saturday Stroll on January 5, 1:00–5:00.

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Gallery Artists Exhibit


January 3 - February 2, 2013

Adrienne Defendi, Alison Taggart-Barone, Anthony Delgado, Ari Salomon, Cay Lang, Charles Anselmo, Harold Davis, Jan Camp, Judy Dater, Karen Glaser, Nicolo Sertorio, Susannah Hays, and more.

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John F. Martin


Artists of the San Francisco Opera
November 15 - December 29, 2012


John Martin first had the opportunity to participate in the San Francisco Opera as a supernumerary in 1997. To be in the midst of the most exquisite music imaginable was an unparalleled experience for him. He witnessed the transformation that occurs on a regular basis, when the artist puts on a costume and becomes a character. He envisioned a photographic project about the characters and costumes of the artists in the San Francisco Opera.

Opera is a world of passion and beauty, of story and spectacle, using the vehicle of voice. But intricate collaborations evolve to become the production. Martin gained the trust of those with whom he shared the stage. The resulting photographs transport the character from stage to frame, capturing the essence with the media of lens and light. The lyricism of the performance is recontextualized and the narrative is reconstructed in the realm of the photograph, equally gorgeous and mysterious.

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Michael Starkman


October 4 - November 10, 2012

Sacred Grove is an intimate portrait of the Mendocino Woodlands, a second growth forest of redwood and bay laurel in Northern California.

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Benefit for San Francisco Botanical Society
John Bergholm
Henry Bowles
Jan Camp
Harold Davis
Malcolm Easton
Philip L. Greene
Susannah Hays
Irene Imfeld
Cay Lang
Erin Malone
Whitney Vosburgh
John Watson
Naomi Weissman
August 23 - September 29, 2012

A Special Evening with the Artists to Benefit San Francisco Botanical Garden Society, on Thursday, September 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. A portion of all sales will be donated to SFBG.

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Judy Dater
Cay Lang
Nicolo Sertorio
Wendy Sacks
Adrienne Defendi
Charlotte Niel
Jan Camp
John Watson
LeRoy Howard
Bob Adler
Ralph Singer
July 12 - August 18, 2012

Saints and strippers. Bold forms, soft beauty, reflections on childhood and aging. The iconic theme of the body, with its timeless desires and doubts, is explored through contemporary prints by eleven artists.   Visual artists give physical presence to thought and emotion starting with what the five senses give them. Beyond these senses they also intuit […]

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Bay Area
Photographers Collective


Curated by René de Guzman
May 17 - July 7, 2012

May 19 – Artists Reception, 7pm to 10pm
June 1 – Curator talk, 6pm

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Nicolo Sertorio


April 5 - May 12, 2012

This series of long exposures captures movement in time, space, and substance. The fortuitous element of randomness removes the photographer’s socio-cultural projections into the image. The use of abstraction negates identifiable references, removes the viewer’s projections, and asks for an emotional rather than rational response.

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Steve Goldband and Ellen Konar


From the Inland Sea of Japan to the Oregon Coast
February 23 - March 31, 2012

The enigmatic beauty of architecture and nature at Naoshima Island and Neskowin Ghost Forest.   ARTIST RECEPTION, SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 3:00 to 5:00, with ARTIST TALK at 3:00

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Portraits From Oakland

Bay Area Photographers Collective: John Martin, Ralf Hillebrand, Charlotte Niel, Anthony Delgado, Henry Bowles, Gary Weiner

January 6 - February 18, 2012

Erin Malone


November 4 - December 24, 2011

Opening Reception November 4, 7 to 9pm   Artist’s Reception December 3, 4 to 6pm   Alt-processes and pinhole specialist Erin Malone presents two new series: In Paths Untrodden and From the Edge of Here.   In Paths Untrodden is color photography which blurs the edges of the way photography represents landscape. These photographs seek […]

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Karen Glaser


Underwater Black and White Photography
September 22 - October 29, 2011

First Friday Reception, October 7, 6 to 9 • Meet Karen Glaser at an artist’s reception on October 8, from 4 to 6

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Charles Anselmo


Images of Cuba on Paper and Silk
August 4 - September 17, 2011

Artist’s Closing Reception, September 17, 4 to 6pm

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La Habana #28


Judy Dater • LeRoy Howard • Allan Mandell • Ari Salomon • Whitney Vosburgh • John Watson

Images of Japan by American Photographers
June 2 - July 30, 2011

reception: July 1 6-9pm

25% of all sales goes to Fortunate Blessings Foundation for their work with Japanese children who have survived the recent earthquake and tsunami.

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Lisa Levine & Peter Tonningsen


Complex cityscapes in this collaborative project combining digital technology and film.
May 5 - May 28, 2011

Drawing inspiration from a musical notion in which two voices that sound and move independently coalesce to create a more elaborate and harmonious music, Counterpoint is a collaborative photo-based project pushing the limitations of a singular vision towards a more fluid and complex perspective by interweaving two creative voices. This project is essentially a visual […]

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Anthony Delgado, Ralf Hillebrand, Thomas Lavin, Charlotte Niel, Kirk Thompson, Gary Weiner

An Exhibit by Bay Area Photographers Collective
April 1 - March 26, 2011

Anthony Delgado


Visions of the Brewster Flats on Cape Cod
March 3 - March 26, 2011

View more images from Anthony Delgado

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LeRoy Howard


February 3 - February 26, 2011

LeRoy Howard’s THE MOMENT re-presents classical narratives, opening them up to explore their emotional truths. He employs the composition of Renaissance paintings, Medieval altarpieces, or modern photography, and restructures the images into multi-part panels. Within each image, Howard is the actor. “I photograph repeatedly, sometimes over many months, composing in-camera multiple exposures not entirely within […]

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