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Brandon Tauszik @ Book & Job Gallery

Brandon Tauszik: Pale Blue Dress March 5th – April 5th Opening event, Thursday March 5th, 6pm-10pm “Pale Blue Dress is comprised of photographs from Brandon Tauszik’s long term project documenting the world of Civil War reenactments in California. The work gives an intimate look into these complex spaces, themselves emboldening participants to brandish the Southern […]


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Lew Thomas, Donna-Lee Phillips, and Hal Fischer @ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Thought Pieces: 1970s Photographs by Lew Thomas, Donna-Lee Phillips, and Hal Fischer January 4–August 9, 2020 “In the early 1970s, Lew Thomas set out to disrupt photography in San Francisco. Tired of the mystical thinking and emotionalism that he felt had dominated work produced in the region since the 1940s, Thomas pursued a practice grounded […]


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Stephen Berkman @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Stephen Berkman: Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios, The Lost Years Mar 12, 2020–Aug 23, 2020 “Los Angeles-based artist Stephen Berkman’s immersive photography installation is a tribute to Shimmel Zohar, a mythical nineteenth-century Jewish immigrant photographer, founder of Zohar Studios. The exhibition includes over thirty photographs, several large installations, a cabinet of curiosities, and a large […]


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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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