Archive | Photography

Michael Light @ Palo Alto Art Center

Light’s photos document the impact of human activity on the Earth. Maria Porges reports.

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Todd Hido @ Casemore Kirkeby

Alien and noir-ish scenes bring to the fore photography’s phenomenological properties. Elwyn Pallmerton reports.

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The Return to Reason @ Wendi Norris

Five photographers re-examine the ideas of Man Ray.

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Secondhand @ Pier 24 Photography

This sprawling, ambitious, head-spinning show uses vernacular images to chart photography’s impact, from the beginning to the present.

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Robert Frank @ Cantor Arts Center

“He sucked a big sad poem right out of America onto film.” –Jack Kerouac

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Arnold Newman @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

He integrated modernist ideas about painting into photographic portraiture, making pictures of artists that are iconic.

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Mark Emerson & Penny Olson @ JAYJAY

Emerson merges geometric abstraction with Op; Olson probes the microscopic essences of plants.

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Christina Seely @ CCAS

Light usually signifies good things, like prosperity and knowledge. But not in Christina Seely’s images. These photos of the “brightest cities on Earth” will make you think twice the next time you flip a light switch.

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Doug Biggert @ Verge Gallery

If you remember the ’60s you weren’t there, goes the saying. But Doug Biggert was there and he remembers, thanks to more than 2,000 photographs that do everything but import the scent of patchouli and pot.

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Kent Lacin @ Sac State Library Gallery

At the heart of documentary photography lies an epistemological conundrum: What do we know and how do we know it?

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