Magician's Cape, Desert. © Wayne Bund
Magician’s Cape, Desert. © Wayne Bund

Queer Conscience 2023 Photography Exhibition

Juried by: Kari Orvik, Nathan Lomas, and The Image Flow

May 30 – July 21, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3, 5:30–7:30PM

The Image Flow is proud to announce their juried exhibition Queer Conscience 2023.

This exhibition showcases a diverse group of talented artists closely tied to the LGBTQIA2+ community. The entries of original works were selected from submissions by photographers nationwide.

Set to coincide with Pride month, we asked LGBTQIA2+ artists to share their truest queer journeys with us, and allow us to see their personal ✨queer conscience✨. We posed the question “What could you do with a clear conscience? Who could you be? How could you live, free of judgment, shame, expectation, or fear?”. The works in this exhibition were submitted as their response.

The queer experience is unlike any other, and even within our vibrant community, no two queer identities are quite alike. This is what has the power to unite us; a respect for our differences that can create bonds like family. Living as a queer person can be complex, and frightening, and beautiful all at once.

Queer Conscience 2023 features photographs by:

Luciano Alves, Brandin Barón, Douglas Baulos, Mary V. Benoit, Carlos Brache, Wayne Bund, Julianne Clark, Michael Espinoza, Shadows Gather, Andres Juarez-Troncoso, Grace Lawson, Petra Liljestrand, Ellen Mahaffy, Laura Migliorino, Patrick O’Brien, Andrew Ochsner, Spencer Owen, Danielle Owensby, Zoe Peterson, Eric Russell, Dot Schmidt, AJ Schnettler, Will Shargo, and Gary Topper.

Juror Details

Kari Orvik Kari Orvik is a photo-based artist and educator. Her work engages ideas of presence and absence through portraiture and site-specific narratives, across multiple photographic formats. She has been an artist in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, RecologySF, Rayko Photo Center and Kala Art Institute. Her work has shown at SFO Airport Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Oakland Museum of California and SF Camerawork, and she currently teaches photography at Stanford University. On Instagram @kariorviktintypes
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.
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Photos from our opening reception for Queer Conscience 2023:

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