Nancy Richards Farese Lecture: Social Documentary Photography at The Image Flow

Nancy Richards Farese Lecture: Social Documentary Photography

Open Wide: Harnessing Children’s Play as a Tool for Peace Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 7–8PM Free   Nancy Richards Farese is a social entrepreneur, photographer, and academic, thinking about the role of images and social change.   Open Wide: Harnessing Children’s Play as a Tool for Peace is a social documentary photography project covering 14 countries over 4 years, which looks at culture through the lens of children’s play—what do games and toys tell us about gender, resources, education, ...

Barbara Kinney Conversation & Book Signing

#StillWithHer: Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Moments that Sparked a Movement Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 7–8PM   Join us for a conversation and book signing with award-winning photojournalist Barbara Kinney. Barbara has worked with the Clintons for more than twenty-five years, first as an official White House photographer during Bill Clinton’s administration, and then as Hillary’s official campaign photographer. Barbara will tell stories of her time working with the Clintons and show photography from her book, #StillWithHer: Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Moments ...

History of Photography Lecture Series, Part 5

Part 5: The Art of Photography July 26, 2018, from 7–8PM Julia Margaret-Cameron 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 the century art itself will never be the same. Join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for an evening of high definition imagery and ...

History of Photography Lecture Series, Part 4

Part 4: The Documents of Photography, Pt. 2 June 21, 2018, from 7–8PM Francis Frith & Co. 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 concept of otherness. Back home, social concerns compel pioneering eyewitness photographers into the streets to record the truth of their times. ...

History of Photography: Lecture Series with Jeffrey Martz

Photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz returns to The Image Flow to offer his updated History of Photography Series. A History of Photography Lecture Series You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for a tour through the history of photography. In this series, we will explore the origins, the pioneers, the journeys, the documents, and the art of a medium that revolutionized human communication. Using the best possible reproductions we will see the technologies, practitioners, and ...

Lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning documentary photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice

The Heart of the Story: Using photography to create a visually compelling, meaningful and engaging narrative story. Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 7–8PM Free Where is the tipping point in turning a no into a yes, when people let you into their lives to tell their stories? Deanne Fitzmaurice, Pulitzer Prize-winning documentary photographer, will share her thought process behind her Pulitzer winning project and talk about building rapport with the people she photographs from an injured Iraqi boy to Warriors …

Pei Ketron Instagram lecture

Pei Ketron Lecture on Instagram Success

Instagram sensation Pei Ketron on her unconventional road to photographic success. Tuesday, February 7, 2017, from 7–8PM Free Pei Ketron is a San Francisco-based photographer who has followed an unconventional road to photographic success. After more than ten years of slowly building a photography business as a side job while working as a public school teacher, her career exploded when social media, specifically Instagram, became huge. She now has over 830K followers on Instagram. Suddenly, Pei was able to leave her day …

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Stephen Johnson Lecture: Digital National Park Project

Canon has named Stephen Johnson one of their Explorers of Light and sponsors speaking engagements with him around the country! Thanks to Canon, Stephen will be talking at The Image Flow about his recent project on the National Parks With a New Eye: Photography Changed Forever. Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 7–8PM Free Stephen Johnson walks us through his travels to over 50 national parks and the ideas, tools, inspiration, and means of accomplishing his massive five-year project, With a New Eye: Photography …

Larry Brilliant Lecture & Book Signing: Sometimes Brilliant

Join us for a special evening with Larry Brilliant, chairman of the Skoll Global Threats Fund and one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People. Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 7–8PM Free Larry Brilliant will talk about his new book, Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History. Larry will be available to sign books after his talk. Larry is the chairman of the Skoll Global Threats Fund where he heads a team …

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Arthur Drooker Lecture & Book Signing: Conventional Wisdom

In his new book Conventional Wisdom, photographer and author Arthur Drooker offers a behind-the-scenes look at 10 of the quirkiest conventions in the U.S. Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 5–7PM There are nearly two million conventions, conferences, and trade shows each year in the United States, and each offers the opportunity for like-minded people to congregate, bond, and express themselves. In his new book Conventional Wisdom, photographer and author Arthur Drooker offers a behind-the-scenes look at 10 of the quirkiest conventions—from …

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Mark Citret Lecture & Book Signing: Parallel Landscapes

Join architectural and landscape photographer Mark Citret and book designer Gudrun Thielemann to learn about the process of creating and designing the new fine art photography book Parallel Landscapes. Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 7PM Mark Citret’s new book Parallel Landscapes is a collection of 47 beautiful photographs of the landscape of his dreams: a massive construction site in southwest San Francisco. The images chosen for the book were distilled from more than 100 photographs taken between 1990 and 1993, a …

Ken Light Lecture & Book Signing: What’s Going On?

Photographer and author Ken Light will give an inspiring talk and sign copies of his new book, What’s Going On? 1969-1974 during a free event at The Image Flow. Thursday, June 2, 2016, from 7–8PM Free Join us to meet photographer and author Ken Light as he discusses his new book What’s Going On? 1969-1974 and signs copies during a free event at The Image Flow on Thursday, June 2. What’s Going On? is a monograph of Ken’s earliest work …

Creative Eye Behind the Scenes for National Geographic in Switzerland

Catherine Karnow Lecture: The Creative Eye

Behind the Scenes for National Geographic in Switzerland April 27, 2016, from 7–8PM Free How do you land in a foreign country and capture compelling images while planning an entire photo shoot on your own—in just ten days? Come hear National Geographic photographer Catherine Karnow talk about her creative process while she regales us with stunning images and exciting anecdotes from her recent assignment in Switzerland to shoot a major ad campaign for National Geographic. Catherine will tell us how …

Masters of Photography: Lecture Series with Jeffrey Martz

Photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz continues his inspiring lecture series Masters of Photography in a free event at The Image Flow. You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for an evening celebrating the life and work of the most influential practitioners in the history of photography. This new photography lecture series Masters in Photography will use the best possible reproductions and an interactive format and is intended for both the newcomer and the curious expert …

Descendants of Light: Lecture & Book Signing Portraits of American photographers of Jewish ancestry: Elinor Carucci and Ryszard Horowitz. Photos © Penny Wolin.

Penny Wolin Lecture & Book Signing: Descendants of Light

Photographer Penny Wolin will present her new book, Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry, in a lecture and book signing at The Image Flow. Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7PM. Free. Award-winning photographer and author Penny Wolin traveled across the country for more than six years for her most recent book Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry. Penny photographed and interviewed more than 70 of the most important Jewish photographers in history. Some of the most …

A photographic odyssey with Brian Taylor and Ted Orland.

Brian Taylor & Ted Orland Lecture: The Quirky Corners of California

Hitch a ride along the road less traveled and discover the quirky corners of California and the West during this rousing photography lecture with Brian Taylor and Ted Orland. Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7PM Free Renowned artists Brian Taylor and Ted Orland have spent much of their photographic careers exploring the natural and social landscapes of the West. This month, they will share their work in a free photography lecture at The Image Flow, offering guests a foray into the …

Book Signing & Pie Tasting with Photographer Arthur Drooker

Saturday, December 12, 2015 Doors open at 5PM, Book presentation at 5:30PM Book Signing & Pie Tasting at 6PM, Free The Image Flow cordially invites you to attend a book signing and pie tasting with photographer and author Arthur Drooker on Saturday, December 12. Arthur will sign copies of his new book Pie Town Revisited and offer slices of pie from Pig & Pie. Pie Town, NM, is located at 8,000 feet above sea level along a desolate stretch of Highway 60 …

Catherine Karnow National Geographic travel photography lecture

Catherine Karnow Lecture: The National Geographic Travel Story

Improve your travel photography with National Geographic photographer Catherine Karnow! Free lecture July 9, 2015, at 7PM In this free lecture, learn how Catherine puts together a set of images that tell the story of a place while she regales you with the surprising and often crazy stories behind the photos, and get the inside scoop on how a National Geographic Traveler story is conceived and produced. She will explain how she researches a place, discuss the process of shooting, and …

Artist Talk & Book Signing with Photographer Lucy Gray

Thursday, September 24, 2015, from 7–8PM, Free Photographer Lucy Gray will present images from her new book, Balancing Acts: Three Prima Ballerina Becoming Mothers. The images were created over a span of fourteen years, during which Lucy photographed three San Francisco Ballet prima ballerinas, Kristin Long, Tina LeBlanc, and Katita Waldo, who had decided at the top of their careers to risk it all and have children, and keep on dancing. The book, which was published March 10, has been …

Working out of Ramses Fiat Lunch Box All the photo gear on the roof

A Cuban Will Give You the Shirt Off His Back

Working out of Ramses Fiat Lunch Box All the photo gear on the roof

Jock McDonald went to Cuba for the first time in 1990 with Bernardo Gonzalez, the son of Mexican Minister of Culture Juan Francisco Gonzalez. The elder Gonzalez had had become somewhat of a mentor to Jock on Latin American culture after giving him his first retrospective show in Mexico. “Juan Francisco said to me, ‘You’ll never understand Latin America if you don’t understand Cuba,’” Jock recalls.

“But he said, ‘I’m not going, I’m married. I’m going to have my son take you.’ I will never forget the look in his son’s eyes, the look that said, ‘I’m not taking a gringo to Cuba!’” Jock laughs.

Since 1990, photographer he has made some 50 trips to Cuba. What keeps him coming back, are the friendships he has found.