“eXposed”, a juried exhibition of street photography opening December 8, 2016, is a selection of San Francisco Street Photography by members of the San Francisco Street Photography Group, hosted at the esteemed Harvey Milk Photo Center.
Street photography – along with its cousins documentary photography and photojournalism – is one of the more challenging genres of photography. Street images capture a unique moment in time – one that has never happened before and will never happen again quite the same. The better of these images fully engage the viewer, tapping into an emotion at some level that draws one into the visual story. They do this through the use an interesting subject, strong compositional elements and solid execution. It is the challenge of the street photographer to anticipate, to see and to execute in such a way as to present a compelling narrative of everyday life, all within a single frame.
Exploring the streets from the Marina to Excelsior, from the Embarcadero to Outer Sunset, the photographers of the SF Street Photography Group have accepted this challenge with a passion. Many have spent years documenting the lives of everyday people throughout the 49 square miles we call San Francisco. They capture commuters, shoppers, culture-seekers and tourists alike, all contributors to the rich fabric of life on The City’s streets. Their images also examine the deep-rooted social contradiction that exists here, where the harsh realities of living in the streets intimately co-exists with über-sophisticated urban cool. Come take a look at the City of San Francisco through the unique perspectives of a talented group of street photographers.
About the San Francisco Street Photography Group:
Organized in late 2013, the San Francisco Street Photography Group is an active community of visual artists that share a common passion for street photography in the City and County of San Francisco. The group offers a platform that enables Bay Area street photographers to share their work, wisdom, and experiences documenting street life in the City, as well as a chance to meet many others in the area. This community brings together – both virtually and personally – a wide range of experience within the genre from which all members benefit.}
Opening Reception: December 8, 2016, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Dates: December 8, 2016 – January 22, 2017
Curators: Dave Christensen, Jim Watkins, Michael Kirschner, Denis Englander, RE Casper
Judges: Dave Christensen, Gordon Szeto, Matt Osborne, Grant Rusk, Dwayne Newton, Roxanne Worthington, Jennifer McFarland
Wednesday: 1pm-3pm / 5pm-8:30pm
Page image credits: Photo by Steve Bollman, RE Casper, Ken Walton, Jaya Bhat, CJ Lucero