© barbara hazen weekend photography workshop big sur The Image Flow

An Action-Packed Weekend of Landscapes & Nudes in Big Sur

© barbara hazen weekend photography workshop big sur The Image Flow

The Image Flow headed down to Big Sur for an all-inclusive weekend photography workshop shooting nude models and the rugged California coast, not to mention a tour of Ansel Adams’ private darkroom and a behind-the-scenes look at the Edward Weston estate. Stuart Schwartz offers a few words:

This is the first time we’ve held Big Sur Landscapes & Nudes, and you never know how a new workshop is going to go, so there’s always a bit of apprehension. But as soon as we got to the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA, on Thursday, for a presentation of work by instructors Michelle Magdalena and Ken Parker and a motivational talk with Artistic Director Brian Taylor, it was pretty obvious it would a special weekend.

Evelyn at the well, Lbaa Onyokia

Documentary Photographer Rudi Dundas on The Face of Water

Evelyn at the well, Lbaa Onyokia

This month, The Face of Water, a series of portraits by Rudi Dundas that tells the stories of people affected by the lack of clean drinking water, opens at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco. On February 26, Rudi will give a lecture about the images at The Image Flow.

Catherine Karnow Art of Photographing People

Catherine Karnow: The Magic Always Happens

Catherine Karnow Art of Photographing People

Acclaimed National Geographic photographer Catherine Karnow will present her lecture “The Art of Photographing People” on February 5 at The Image Flow, and a workshop in March. Known for her photographs of people, here, she discusses her teaching style, her existential search for “home,” and what drives her to keep on shooting.

“No matter whether I’m shooting on location or in a workshop, I have the faith that the magic will always happen,” she says.

Matt Black Former cotton migrant at home Teviston, CA

Matt Black: Documenting the Social Implications of Modern Farming

Matt Black Former cotton migrant at home Teviston, CA

From southern Mexico to rural California, Matt Black documents the social issues of modern farming and the effects of one of the most severe droughts in recorded history.

Matt Black began photographing the small towns and expansive farmlands of California’s Central Valley for nearly 20 years. A native of that vast agricultural area that runs nearly the entire length of the state, Matt says he began to notice a shift in the people working the fields around his home town.

Pier 24, Ametsuchi, Photography lecture

Lecture by Rinko Kawauchi at CCAC

  Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi has gained international recognition for her nuanced, lushly colored images that offer closely observed fragments of everyday life. LECTURE BY RINKO KAWAUCHI Pier 24 just announced the first lecture in the Fall 2013 Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program, a collaboration with California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Tuesday, September 24 / 7:00PM Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts 1111 Eighth Street / San Francisco, CA, 94107 Read more about …

Photo Alliance Lecture on June 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Tintype Redux Photo Alliance presents a Spring Lecture Series event on June 3rd at 7:30 pm for $10 ($5 for students with ID) or join the BBQ to celebrate the release of a new book called HIDDEN ALCATRAZ at 6 pm for $20.  The lecture features discussions with contemporary artists who have reconsidered the nearly forgotten 19th century processes made by collodion on glass or metal. Find out how these processes are getting updated by these artists in some astonishing ways.