Minor White at The Getty Center

Photography Exhibitions, Minor White, The Getty CenterThroughout his career, Minor White sought to photograph things not simply for what they are, but for what they might suggest—his images are full of symbolic and metaphorical allusions. Born in Minneapolis in 1908, White came of age when homosexuality was socially unacceptable and sought comfort in a variety of Western and Eastern religious practices.

Ed Kashi: The Power of Photojournalism

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Ed Kashi is a photojournalist dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. In addition to editorial assignments, filmmaking, and personal projects, Kashi is an educator who instructs and mentors students of photography, participates in forums, and lectures on photojournalism, documentary photography, and multimedia storytelling.

“I’m driven by this fact: that the work of photojournalists and documentary photographers can have a positive impact on the world,” says Kashi.

Dan Dion Featured on The Weekly Flickr

Dan Dion, our One Light Wonder instructor, was recognized on The Weekly Flickr last week!     In this edition of The Weekly Flickr, we profile photographer Dan Dion who takes backstage photos of the funniest comedians in the world. Dan’s approach is unique; his shoots are relaxed, friendly and fun allowing the comedian to let his or her guard down and be themselves. Read more and see images Here.    

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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 …

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Freckles and Photogravure

  While many people view freckles as an aberration or blemish, my response is the opposite. I find them enchanting, unique, even exotic. More than once, while photographing for this series, a model thanked me for making something beautiful out of what they often viewed as a flaw.—Fritz Liedtke Fritz Liedtke‘s feature today on ProPhoto got us even more excited about Mark Nelson’s upcoming Photopolymer Gravure Workshop! Liedtkes’ portraits, with their incredible texture, translate into luscious beautiful prints. What subject would …

Sharon Caplan Cohen: Renewal

Mill Valley resident and photographer, Sharon Caplan Cohen, tells her story of working with The Image Flow while she was creating the images for her show, Renewal.

Sharon had been making flower Mandalas at her home and photographing them as a way of working through the grief of her mother’s death.

After my mother’s passing and many losses in my life, I found myself in an existential crisis. Daily there was a sense of bewilderment, grief and pain. What emerged was a year long journey making three dimensional mandalas and photographing them. Mysteriously, they started illuminating my soul, when the outward world appeared dry and confusing. The photographs came to represent a journey of loss and resurrection.

My Experience at PhotoAlliance’s Portfolio Review

Barbara Hazen is a passionate photographer who recently turned her hobby into a career. She has been working with Stuart one-on-one for the past few years, and had a solo exhibit at The Image Flow in 2012. As part of an ongoing goal to challenge herself photographically, she entered her work into a highly competitive, national juried portfolio review… and was accepted! Read her story of the review experience.

What’s happening at The Flow?

Here are just a few of the things that are keeping us busy.


The Jones Family by Liz Hingley, on behalf of Save The Children The Jones Family by Liz Hingley, on behalf of Save The Children

The Image Flow hosted the live judging of PhotoPhilanthropy’s Activists Awards on Saturday. It was a full and fascinating day! Close to 50 photo essays were critiqued and culled down to finalists by a panel of 5 impressive judges: Margaret Aquirre, Phil Borges, Alexa Dilworth, John Isaac & Denise Wolff.  A winner and 2 finalists were awarded in each of these three categories:  Amateur, Student and Professional. Liz Hingley’s image (above) was part of a series that won The Activists Award in the Professional Category.

Activists Awards and a Brief History of Photojournalism

The live judging of PhotoPhilanthopy’s Activists Awards (at The Image Flow January 26) has turned our attention to the history of photojournalism. PhotoPhilanthropy's Activists Awards PhotoPhilanthropy, now CatchLight, is a Private Family Foundation whose mission is to “...address critical social and environmental issues by providing nonprofits and photographers with the resources to work together to create images that drive social change around the world.” PhotoPhilanthrophy extends an open invitation every year for its ‘Activists Awards”. The submissions don’t have to ...

Instagram Issues

If you are a user of Instagram, whether you think its a great form of social media or think its a fun photography app, you should be aware of their privacy use.

The World Is Not My Home

The World Is Not My Home: Photographs by Danny Lyon is at the de Young though January 27. This exhibit sparingly covers his work from the early ’60 civil rights movement with the SNCC (Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) the Occupy Movement protests of 2011.

Exhibition Opening Event May 7th

The Image Flow’s gallery will host an opening night event this weekend during Marin Arts Open Studios.   Please join us on Saturday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m. for appetizers and conversation as we preview Stuart’s new series of abstract photographs. These abstract photographs are sometimes mistaken for paintings at firstglance because the layers of resin create visual depth.   The images themselves were often shot as abstracts and then manipulated in Photoshop before printing.  A few were further manipulated …