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Don’t! Photography and the Art of Mistakes @ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Don’t! Photography and the Art of Mistakes July 20–December 1, 2019 “There’s no success like failure; artists know that better than anyone. Don’t! Photography and the Art of Mistakes explores how photographic techniques such as double exposure, lens flare, and motion blur, deemed errors by one generation of photographers, became interesting aesthetic intentions by the […]


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Kwame Braithwaite @ Museum of the African Diaspora

Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Braithwaite December 4, 2019 –March 1, 2020 “In the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, Kwame Brathwaite used photography to popularize the political slogan “Black Is Beautiful.” This exhibition—the first ever dedicated to Brathwaite’s remarkable career—tells the story of a key figure of the second Harlem Renaissance. Inspired […]


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Laylah Amatullah Barrayn @ Museum of the African Diaspora

Baye Fall: Roots In Spirituality, Fashion And Resistance Photography by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn November 27, 2019 –March 1, 2020 “This exhibition is a photographic series that visually engages the Baye Fall, an enterprising sub-group of Senegal’s notable Sufi Muslim Community, the Mourides. An integral part of the cultural fabric of Senegalese society, the Baye Fall […]


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Adama Delphine Fawundu @ Museum of the African Diaspora

The Sacred Star of Isis and Other Stories: Photography by Adama Delphine Fawundu September 4 –November 15, 2019 “As the only child in her immediate family born in America, Fawundu’s mixed media photographic works explore the tension between her family’s traditional Mende beliefs (Sierra Leone) and Westernized values. By incorporating ancestral gifts of colorful handmade […]


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Africa State of Mind @ Museum of the African Diaspora

Africa State of Mind September 4-November 15, 2019 “Africa State of Mind is curated around three main themes. Hybrid Cities documents the modern African city in all its dynamism and contradictions. Zones of Freedom addresses the fluidity of gender and sexual identity through compelling portraiture, as well as the legacy of history, from slavery and […]


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Vanguard Revisited: Poetic Politics & Black Futures @ San Francisco Art Institute

Vanguard Revisited: Poetic Politics & Black Futures January 22 – April 7, 2019 Opening reception: Saturday, January 26, 5-8pm “The exhibition revisits the controversial 1968 showing at San Francisco’s de Young Museum of the photographic essay Black Panthers by Pirkle Jones (1914-2009) and Ruth-Marion Baruch (1922-1997). The 30 photographs on view include many of the […]


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SoMa Nights: The Queer Club Photography of Melissa Hawkins @ GLBT Historical Society Museum

SoMa Nights: The Queer Club Photography of Melissa Hawkins February 15-May 27 opens Friday, February 15 “SoMa Nights: The Queer Club Photography of Melissa Hawkins” focuses on the work of Melissa Hawkins, a young photographer for the San Francisco gay weekly The Sentinel and other publications from 1986 to 1994. Her black-and-white images vividly capture […]


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Vanguard Revisited: Black Power Black Futures @ San Francisco Art Institute

Vanguard Revisited: Black Power Black Futures Jan 21 – April 7, 2019 Opening Reception: January 26 | 5–8pm “The San Francisco Art Institute in conjunction with the University of California, Santa Cruz will exhibit the photographic essay, BLACK PANTHERS, 1968 by Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones. Initially shown at the DeYoung Museum from Dec 1968 […]


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LANDMARK: Yosemite Through the Lens of Contemporary Landscape Photography @ SF Camerawork

Binh Danh, Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe, Ted Orland, Millee Tibbs, and Jerry Uelsmann LANDMARK: Yosemite Through the Lens of Contemporary Landscape Photography December 7, 2017 – January 27, 2018 OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6 – 8 PM “Landscape photography is uniquely wedded to the National Parks, and specifically to Yosemite. Many famous […]


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LENSCULTURE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2017 @ SF Camerawork

LENSCULTURE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2017 November 11 – 18, 2017 Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 15th, 6 – 8 PM SF Camerawork 1011 Market St., 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94103


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