Rudi Dundas Lecture: The Face of Water

Thursday, February 26, 2015, from 7–8PM Free CANCELED Rudi Dundas’s work is focused on social change and environmental issues. She has traveled on horseback into the Tien Shan Mountains in Central Asia to photograph wild tulips for Michael Pollan’s film, Botany of Desire, as well as to Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Indonesia to cover sustainable farming for Peet’s Coffee, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Technoserve. Rudi has also photographed extensively in East Africa and India for Blue …

Maasai Girls' Education Project Fundraiser

Maasai Girls’ Education Project Fundraiser

  This special evening will feature unique images by photographer Katie Sugarman. Friday, January 9, 2015, at 6:30PM A special event featuring hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and photographs by Katie Sugarman will raise money for the Maasai Girls’ Education Project. Katie’s prints will hang at Gallery 291 from January 9 – 11. The Maasai are a group of indigenous, pastoralist people who live in Kenya and Tanzania. They continue to maintain their traditional lifestyle, despite pressures from the world modernizing around …

Catherine Karnow portraits

Catherine Karnow Lecture: The Art of Photographing People

Thursday, February 5, 2014, from 7–8PM Free National Geographic photographer Catherine Karnow will present her lecture, “The Art of Photographing People.” (Read more about Catherine on our blog.) Catherine is known for her vibrant, emotional, and sensitive style of photographing people. Throughout her 30-year career, she has photographed an impressive range of subjects, from internationally known figures to schoolchildren on the streets. Photography has never been a job for Catherine, it is her passion, and that carries into her love for presenting …

Matt Black Lecture: Rural California’s Year of Dust

Matt Black presents his latest project, a culmination of nearly 20 years photographing California’s Central Valley. Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 7–8PM $10 General Admission Matt Black hails from California’s Central Valley, an expansive agricultural area that extends nearly the entire length of the state. He has been photographing the Valley’s small towns and vast farmlands for almost two decades to chronicle the decline of traditional American farming life and the rise of its modern replacement in rural California and …

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Artist Talk with Mallory Morrison

FOG, Mallory Morrison’s exhibit at Gallery 291 at The Image Flow Thursday, July 10, 2014, from 7–8pm Los Angeles based photographer, Mallory Morrison, has been honing her skills in underwater photography for the past several years and continues to experiment with new processes and concepts.  Originally a dance photographer, Mallory blended her photography skills with her twenty-five years of dance experience, bringing about a perfect marriage of her two passions.  Mallory’s evolution into underwater photography allowed her to introduce another …

Mark Edward Harris Traffic Photography tips

Mark Edward Harris Lecture: The Fine Art of Travel Photography

Friday, August 15, 2014, from 7-8pm $10 general admission; $5 student admission Payment is taken at the door. After graduating from California State University, Los Angeles with a Master of Arts Degree in Pictorial/Documentary History, Mark Edward Harris started his professional photography career doing the stills for the Merv Griffin Show and various television and movie companies.  When the show ended in 1986 he set off on a four-month trek across the Pacific and throughout Southeast Asia, China and Japan.   …

Ken Light, River baptism, photojournalism

Ken Light Lecture: The Other America, 1969-2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, from 7-8pm $10 general admission, $5 student In The Other America 1969-2014,  social documentary photographer Ken Light reflects on his work in the context of the history of documentary photography, his own influences, and shares his philosophy and process on image making. Light also discusses the nuts and bolts evolution of his project’s development – how he has published eight books, from concept and funding, through the publishing process, to exhibition and promotion.   After the …

Gallery Opening: Paul Goldsmith, Kerik Kouklis, and Daniel Coburn

June 7, 2014, at 7PM Paul Goldsmith Paul Goldsmith will be showing his collection of work, Prague 1968. “The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and events of August 1968 are eerily and tragically shadowed by the current military and political aggression of Russia against an independent Ukraine”, writes Paul. He happened upon the conflict in Prague in 1968 and produced a powerful body of work. Through his arresting images from the streets of Prague during that fateful August, Paul Goldsmith evokes this …

Tintype Portrait Sessions with Robert Malmberg

Sunday, May 11, 2014, Mother's Day 10-6pm Have tintype artist Robert Malmberg take your portrait with a large format camera! He'll create a unique image that feels old and contemporary at the same time....and that's just plain cool. His portraits make great presents for Mothers Day, Graduation, Anniversaries...the possibilities are endless! A tintype is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with enamel and photographic emulsion. Tintypes enjoyed their widest use during the 1860s ...

Artist Dinner with Photographer Brigitte Carnochan

Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 6:30 $60/person (wine included) Join renowned photographer Brigitte Carchocan and a community of photography lovers for a delightful dinner May 3rd! Brigitte’s latest work, Natural Beauty, as well as earlier work from Floating World, will be on exhibit at Gallery 291 April 5 – May 31. I have printed these photographs with one of the oldest photographic materials- platinum- for its extravagantly long tonal range, depth and permanence…..The subject matter, as always, comes mostly from my garden- …

Gallery Opening: Brigitte Carnochan & Rudi Dundas

Brigitte Carnochan: Natural Beauty at Gallery 291 Opening Reception Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 7PM Gallery 291 Presents: Brigitte Carnochan, work from Natural Beauty and Floating World Brigitte’s latest work, Natural Beauty, as well as earlier work from Floating World, will be on exhibit  April 5 – May 31, 2014 I have printed these photographs with one of the oldest photographic materials- platinum- for its extravagantly long tonal range, depth and permanence…..The subject matter, as always, comes mostly from my garden- I …

nancy Farese, PhotoPhilanthrophy, Art as Activism, Visual Storytelling

Nancy Farese Lecture: Photography & Art as Activism

Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 7PM Free What is the role of a single image in a digitally overwhelmed world? Where are the opportunities to make a social impact with your work when photographers struggle to get paid, and image creation is experiential? Nancy Farese, photographer and founder of PhotoPhilanthropy, will talk about her work in the field as a photographer and the role that PhotoPhilanthropy is playing to drive opportunities for photography that matters.   “In 2009 I founded …

The Invisible Peak: Film screening and Q&A

With filmmakers Gary Yost, George Daly, and Jamie Clay Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 7PM Free Admission Mt. Tamalpais, sentinel peak of the SF Bay Area, is considered sacred by many, native and non-native alike. In 1950, the Army Corps of Engineers bulldozed the highest peak of the mountain to build an Air Force Station tasked with directing jet interceptors and short range Nike nuclear missiles against the potential threat of Russian nuclear bombers.  By 1980 the base was obsolete …

Artist Dinner with Photographer Brian Taylor

Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 6:30PM $60/person (wine included)   Join photographer Brian Taylor and a community of photography lovers for a delightful dinner March 8th. Brian will talk about the Gum Bichromate process and his background and answer your questions. He has been described as “one of the nicest photographers, ever” and we are expecting it to be a fun and engaging night. Call now to make your reservation: 415-388-3569     Appetizer Flatbread with roasted mushroom ragout White bean, shaved fennel, caper …

Brian Taylor Lecture: Alternative Process Photography

Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 6:30PM Free Please join Brian Taylor for a lively overview of the beautiful, handmade photo process of Gum Bichromate printing. Brian will present a fast-paced slide lecture illustrating gum printing’s early beginnings in the 19th century and also show his own contemporary work in this technique. Brian will discuss the trials, tribulations– and rewards­– of this most serendipitous and elegant antiquated photographic process. A fun and informative evening, this lecture is free and open to …

Artist Dinner with Photographer Michael Garlington

Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 6:30PM $55/person Join photographer Michael Garlington and a community of photography lovers for a delightful Traditional Swiss Fondue Dinner. Michael will discuss his creative process, his current exhibit, his PhotoCar and much much more! Call now to make your reservation: 415-388-3569    Menu 1st course Mixed green with butter lettuce, citrus and toasted pecans Main course  Original Swiss cheese fondue with organic vegetables, and French baguette Dessert Fresh cut fruits  *** $ 55 per person including …

Michelle Grenier & Pei Ketron Lecture: The Evolution of the Art of iPhone Photography

Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 7PM $5 General Admission Michelle and Pei will be co-presenting a lecture on the evolution and current state of the art of iPhone photography, with lots of ideas on how beginners and experienced photographers alike can best utilize their mobile devices. As Chase Jarvis now famously said, “The best camera is the one that’s with you.” Recent years have seen a tremendous rise in smartphone usage and along with it an explosion in mobile photography. …

Ed Kashi Lecture: It’s Personal – The Power of Visual Storytelling

Friday, January 31, 2014, at 7PM General Admission $10; Students $5 Ed will share work from various projects spanning nearly two decades, with a focus on his most current work from the religious conflict in Northern Nigeria, the uses of social media and the power of advocacy journalism. His lecture will cover social and geopolitical issues, using video, multimedia, still photography and mobile photography. Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker, and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues …

Artist Talk: Michael Garlington

Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 7PM Free Lecture   The work of photographer Michael Garlington has been described as “David Lynch meets Leave it to Beaver.”   Michael is a renown installation artist, sculptor, and photographer. He has been featured in PhotoNY, PhotoLA, and PhotoSF.  In 2005, a collection of his portraiture was published under the title “Portraits of the Belly of the Whale”.  He has been exhibited in solo and group shows around the world, and in 2009 his …