Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4 at 2 – 5 pm
November 4 – December 2, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4 at 2 – 5 pm

Exhibit Dates: November 4 – December 2, 2023

Juried by: Ann Jastrab & Brian Taylor       

Meet the Artists:  Saturday, 1 – 4 pm, November 25

Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, 50 Scott St. SF

Cover Photo: Annelies de Kater

Exhibition by the ImageMakers

Open Edition

In its simplest form, frame of mind refers to what the photographer was thinking and experiencing when initially creating the image and during development or post-processing that resulted in the final work of art. Each ImageMaker in this exhibition was asked to provide a “frame of mind” statement to accompany their selected image and which gives some insight into their creative process.   

Is the photographer trying to tell a story, convey a message, express a feeling, mood or emotion, communicate an idea, or something else?  How do they accomplish their objective – use of light, color, black-and-white, line, shapes or forms, techniques?

As viewers, our own frame of mind affects how we perceive and interpret these photographs.  As such, we are drawing on our own experiences, thoughts, and emotions to form our response and attitude towards these images.

When you view one of these images, what do you experience or get from that image and does it correspond or differ from that photographer’s frame of mind?  In what ways? Why?  We invite you to explore and enjoy the diversity of imagery and frames of mind displayed here.

The images in this exhibition were juried and selected by Ann Jastrab, Executive Director, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California and Brian Taylor, artist, photographer, historian and Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University.

About The ImageMakers

The ImageMakers, formed in 1996, is a local group of professional and serious amateur photographers, brought together monthly for the past 26 years by our love and passion for photography, and a willingness to share and explore new directions and perspectives.  

The founders created a venue where they could exchange ideas about the rapidly evolving world of contemporary photography, as well as review and discuss new work in progress by their fellow artists. ImageMakers meets monthly to share work, accepting and encouraging all approaches to producing fine-art photographs. The goal of the ImageMakers is to ensure that photography, as a vital art form, will continue and thrive on the Monterey Peninsula.

We are a diverse group with varied interests ranging from, but not limited to, traditional black-and-white photography and printmaking, infrared, alternative processes and multimedia, hand-colored digital prints, and digital imaging.  We value our diversity and support each other’s growth as photographers, through our monthly meetings, mini-workshops, tutorials, and group shoots.

ImageMakers currently consists of 66 members representing the best of the West Coast and the Monterey Peninsula’s tradition of photography, as well as new and emerging approaches to image making. Many of our members have had individual exhibitions in various galleries, museums, and art centers, and have their work in numerous national and international private and public collections.  At least ten members have had one or more books published of their photography, fifteen members teach photography classes and workshops, and many have had their work published in various venues. As a group, we have had exhibits in and around Monterey County (including, but not limited to, The Center for Photographic Art, Carmel; Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel; Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove; Maritime Museum, Monterey; Alvarado Gallery, Monterey; and Spectrum Gallery in Fresno).

Please see our website for samples of work by our fine-art photographers. 


Debra Achen, Mary Aiu, James Atherton, Richard Cannon, Ginger Chih, David Clarkson, Matt Connors, Rita Costa-Hollmann, Annelies De Kater, Dixie M. Dixon, Eduardo Fujii, David J. Gubernick, Tom Hierl, Oliver Klink, Gary Lopez, Craig Lovell, Jeanne Marino, James Mickelson, Carolyn Moore, Rick Murai, Chester Ng, Robert Nielsen, Kevin Osborn, Mark Overgaard, Peter Paluzzi, Kenneth Parker, Maria Prince, Robin Robinson, Bob Sadler, Dennis Segers, Brian Taylor, Jacqui Turner, Greg Weeks, Gary Wilson, Steve Zmak.
In Memorium: Richard Garrod, William Giles, and Jack Wasserbach