Photo © Tommy Bruce, Trophy, 16 x 24 inches
Photo © Tommy Bruce, Trophy, 16 x 24 inches

Current Exhibitions

The Image Flow’s photography gallery offers rotating exhibits in different photographic styles for all members of our community to enjoy. We host opening receptions and sit-down dinners several times a year that are so popular, our patrons even request the space for private parties. Looking for photography for sale? Our photography exhibitions are a great place to acquire fine-art prints for purchase.

Queer Conscience 2024 Exhibition

Curated by: Steffan Schlarb, Nathan Lomas, and The Image Flow

June 8 – August 31, 2024 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 8, 5:30–7:30 PM

This exhibition presents a wide variety of talented artists closely tied to the LGBTQIA2+ community. Photographers nationwide submitted their original photographic works to our Call For Entry and were selected by our esteemed jurors.

It is a precarious time to be a queer person today, as many forces conspire to limit the ways in which we live and express our very identities. Despite the seemingly relentless waves of legislation targeting queer and especially transgender individuals in the U.S. and beyond, the world seems to be growing ever more queer. New studies show that nearly 30% of Gen Z adults identify as LGBTQIA2+.

Queer Conscience seeks to push back against these forces and affirm our own truths through the photographic medium. In this juried exhibition set to coincide with Pride month, we ask queer artists to share their truest journeys with us, and join us in celebrating our community with a clear conscience.

Queer Conscience 2024 featured artists:

Andres Serrano, Andrew Carroll, Anne Vetter, Brandin Barón, Charlie Kucik, Chris Behroozian, David M. Frazier, Devin Henderson, Gene Lee, Jamie Perkins, Jeremy Colgrove, Jesse Egner, Jonah Reenders, Jorge Escobar, Judith G. Levy, Michael McFadden, Michael Starkman, Michelle Schapiro, Nate Mahoney, Nick Simko, Park Zebley, Peter Krask, Pluto Shoop, Ryan Hamilton, Shophia Dell’Arciprete, Stephen Biegel, Steven Harwick, Tea Laroux, Thomas Callahan, Tommy Bruce


Juror Details

Steffan Schlarb Steffan Schlarb is a former Creative Director, now dedicated to fostering a thriving LGBTQ+ arts scene as Director and Co-Founder of Schlomer Haus Gallery. From his early days in San Francisco in the 90’s, Schlarb has been committed to the vibrant culture of the city and its diverse arts scene. Navigating a career in the creative industries, he earned a reputation for designing logos, identities and experiences for brands large and small. Just before the gallery’s inception, Schlarb hit a big milestone in his career, a signal to move on. In 2021, Schlomer Haus Gallery was born, connecting Schlarb’s passion for working with patrons and artists with his driving desire to give back to San Francisco by providing a platform for emerging and underrepresented artists. Steffan serves on the EDI Committee for ArtSpan, a San Francisco nonprofit that produces the oldest and largest open studios even in the United States. He is also an organizing board member of the Castro ArtWalk.
Nathan Lomas Nathan Lomas is a photographer, artist, and educator living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. He holds an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a BFA from the College for Creative Studies. He is an instructor, gallery coordinator, and production manager at The Image Flow Photography Center in San Anselmo, and has taught at the Academy of Art University San Francisco. He is also the owner of Heritage Tintype Parlor, a portrait studio specializing in wet plate collodion photography. Nathan developed the concept for Queer Conscience out of a desire to create more opportunities for queer photographers and artists to share their work. He is currently pursuing the creation of an LGBTQ+ artist residency program that hopes to provide mental health resources to its residents in addition to supporting their creative work and fostering connections to the broader art world.
The Image Flow The Image Flow Staff aims to celebrate photography in all its forms and to provide a platform for photographers of all levels to create work, exchange ideas, and to innovate the medium of photography. Our staff and instructors are deeply engaged with photographic practice in their daily lives and bring that same dedication to our space each day. We remain committed to making photography accessible to the community by providing public exhibitions, free lectures, workshops, and imaging services. Today, our workshops and services continue to be in support of The Image Flow founder‘s mantra – “It’s not a photograph until it’s a print” – driving toward photography in print form. We possess the tools and expertise needed to help bring your vision to life.

Past Exhibitions