Opening Reception: Thursday, September 14, 5-8pm
Exhibit Dates: September 14 – October 21 2023
Meet the Artist: Saturdays 1-4pm, September 16, October 7
Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, 50 Scott St. SF
Curator: Emmanuelle Namont
Photo: Bird-Man, Carnaval © 2023 Anthony Delgado
An exhibition of contemporary fine art photography by members of the Bay Area Photographers Collective.
“These photographs offer a fresh and captivating
vision of life’s strange, eerie and unique beauty.”Emmanuelle Namont, Curator
Uncanny Beauty Curatorial Statement
When encountering the work of the Bay Area Photographers Collective, I was struck by the diverse practices, from street to abstract, from landscape to documentary. The common thread was an exploration of what is beautiful today.
Photography is always a surprise; you master your camera’s controls and look at the world around you, but once you press the shutter, you discover another facet of life.
From everyday occurrences transformed into bizarre moments by a unique combination of color, tones, and framing to an exploration of the natural world and the sublime, the use of the camera is all about the reinterpretation of reality. In that gesture, these photographers offer a fresh and captivating vision of life’s strange, eerie, and unique beauty.
— Emmanuelle Namont