Ex Crucible: The Passion of Incarcerated Artists: Lecture & Book Signing

Photographer and author Peter Merts presents his new book Ex Crucible: The Passion of Incarcerated Artists in a book release, lecture, and book signing at The Image Flow. Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 6:30–8:30PM Free *masks are strongly recommended, but not required.   Photographer Peter Merts has spent over 15 years crisscrossing California and photographing various […]

Nancy Richards Farese & Bob Farese: Lecture & Book Signing

Photographers Nancy Richards Farese and Bob Farese will present their respective new books Potential Space: A Serious Look at Child’s Play and Am I Not Light. Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 7–8:30PM Free *masks are strongly recommended, but not required.   We’re thrilled to have an extraordinary duo, Nancy Richards Farese and Bob Farese, in […]

The Masters of Photography: 2019 Lecture Series with Jeffrey Martz

Photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz continues his inspiring lecture series The Masters of Photography at The Image Flow. You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for an evening talk and presentation celebrating the life and work of some of the most influential practitioners in the history of photography. This photography […]

The Masters of Photography: Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus CANCELLED Diane Arbus worked to normalize marginalized groups and highlight the importance of proper representation of all people through her photography. Arbus photographed her subjects in familiar settings—their homes, on the street, in the workplace, in the park—to bring these people into lives we understood. By befriending, not objectifying, her subjects she was […]

The Masters of Photography: Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon Thursday, December 19, 2019, from 7–8PM American photographer Richard Avedon was best known for his work in the fashion world and for his minimalist portraits. He shot for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, demanding that his models convey emotion and movement, a departure from the norm of motionless fashion photography. From the 1960s on, […]

The Masters of Photography: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 7–8PM French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson was considered a master of candid photography. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment. Cartier-Bresson was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947, along with Robert Capa, David Seymour, William Vandivert and […]

History of Photography Lecture Series, Part 5

Part 5: The Art of Photography July 26, 2018, from 7–8PM The impulse to create beauty finds new expression in the camera. Academically-trained professionals and avant-garde amateurs push photography into the realm of fine art. A debate stirs around the artistic efficacy of machine-made imagery and the role of its operator. By the end of […]

History of Photography Lecture Series, Part 4

Part 4: The Documents of Photography, Pt. 2 June 21, 2018, from 7–8PM The romantic imperative and a public eager for the truth of the camera image drive documentary photographers to all parts of the globe. From the mysterious orient to the bleak wilderness of the American West, photography in the 19th-century simultaneously reinforces and shapes our […]