A pantheon of public figures captured in singular fashion.
Coal + Ice @ Fort Mason + Clifford Ross Interview
The human face of climate change. David M. Roth reports.
Michael Light @ Palo Alto Art Center
Light’s photos document the impact of human activity on the Earth. Maria Porges reports.
Todd Hido @ Casemore Kirkeby
Alien and noir-ish scenes bring to the fore photography’s phenomenological properties. Elwyn Pallmerton reports.
The Return to Reason @ Wendi Norris
Five photographers re-examine the ideas of Man Ray.
Secondhand @ Pier 24 Photography
This sprawling, ambitious, head-spinning show uses vernacular images to chart photography’s impact, from the beginning to the present.
Robert Frank @ Cantor Arts Center
“He sucked a big sad poem right out of America onto film.” –Jack Kerouac
Arnold Newman @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
He integrated modernist ideas about painting into photographic portraiture, making pictures of artists that are iconic.
Mark Emerson & Penny Olson @ JAYJAY
Emerson merges geometric abstraction with Op; Olson probes the microscopic essences of plants.
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.
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.
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?