Off the Beaten Path

October 13, 2012 – January 18, 2013

San Francisco Recreation and Parks presents Off the Beaten Path, a photography exhibition showcasing the city’s signature parks and hidden gems. Off the Beaten Path is a “collectively shared impression,” inspiring the viewer to stop, take a breath, and fully experience the sheer beauty and quiet stillness that San Francisco’s diverse range of parks has to offer.

For Off the Beaten Path, photographers from all walks of life were invited to capture and share their own quiet, personal moments in various local parks, such as Golden Gate Park, John McLaren Park, Mount Davidson, and many more. Each image from the exhibition conveys a sliver of tranquility, a distilled moment in time, right here in our own back yards.

Off the Beaten Path Photography Exhibit: Celebrating San Francisco’s Signature Parks & Hidden Gems
Exhibition Dates:
October 13th, 2012–January 13th, 2012
Opening Reception:
Saturday, October 13th, 1–4 p.m., McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan Street (at Fell)

Press: Please contact for access to images from the exhibition.

Exhibition Locations
McLaren Lodge
501 Stanyan Street (at Fell),
(415) 831-2700
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Harvey Milk Photo Center
50 Scott Street (at Duboce),
Hours: Tuesday–Thursday, 4 p.m.–9 p.m., Saturdays: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Note: The Emergency Farm Aid Station will no longer be a participating venue in the exhibit.

Featured Artists

Aaron Anderson
Lennell Allen
Polly Babcock
Tim Baskerville
Alejandra Bayardo
Darwin Bell
Anne Biderman
Barry Biderman
Margo Bors
Henry Bortman
Sam Breach
Walter Brinkerhoff

J. Astra Brinkmann
Spencer Brown
Ed Brownson
Valeria Bykova
Pui-Quan Cheng
Diana Chun
Gloria Crosson
J.Fred Decker
Sara Diamond
Bill Dietch
Christopher Dydyk
Adrian Field

Jonathan Fleming
Chris Gould
Najib Joe Hakim
Skot Jonz
Gloria Judd
Nik Kaestner
Val Kai
Melissa C. Keesor
Jack Leibman
Eugene Loch
Paul Mariano
Joscelyn Meador

Fran Meckler
Kevin Murphy
Dwayne Newton
Natasha Sola Pineda
Lisa Rani
Karla Rossi
Jasper Rubin
Sergio Ruiz
Julie Michelle Sparenberg
Sarabeth Spector
Michael ten

Peter Thoshinsky
Kurt Weitzmann
Michie Wong
Cynthia Wood
Mitsu Yoshikawa
Yelena Zhavoronkova