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Leo vanMunching: San Francisco in Black and White

Photographer Leo vanMunching has been creating a photographic history of the people, places, and architecture of San Francisco since the 1990s. His goal is to document the most pervasive changes of the last two decades. His work focuses on the boom-and-bust cycles in the tech industry and the real estate market—two powerful economic factors rapidly altering the physical and social landscape of the city.

Stuart Rome: Oculus

Stuart Rome has worked as a photographer since the 1970s. During the early 1980s, his interest in anthropology led him to photograph extensively in Latin America, Haiti, and Indonesia. Rome’s photographic work of pre-Columbian art treasures as well as Haitian and Balinese trance rituals became the impetus for his landscape photographs of forests as manifestations of pantheistic energy.

Ian van Coller: The Last Glacier

Ian van Coller’s The Last Glacier project captures the fading majesty of the remaining glaciers in Glacier National Park in Montana. Founded in 1910, Glacier National Park contained more than 150 glaciers; today only twenty-five remain. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) predicts that these will be gone by 2030.

Richard Renaldi: Touching Strangers

Photographer Richard Renaldi, originally from Chicago, has lived in New York City since 1986. In Touching Strangers, Renaldi takes a nontraditional approach to contemporary street photography. In this photographic essay, using a large format 8-by-10-inch view camera, Renaldi has produced a collection of images that involve approaching and asking complete strangers to pose together for a portrait.

Botanical Thoughts 2009–2013 by Olivia Parker

Photographer Olivia Parker has continuously pursued her creative vision through the genre of still-life photography for more than thirty-five years. Parker’s photographs combine everyday objects within the traditional framework of Dutch, Flemish, and Spanish painters of the seventeenth century. For Parker, the genre has historically combined intriguing elements of the expected and the unexpected, calmly and potently affirming the impermanence of life.

Alcatraz: The Last Day Photographs by Leigh Wiener

. . . You, the photographer, are the decisive element in the taking of the photograph, not some hyped-up moment. Your sensitivity and your understanding of the subject matter, and your point of view, will determine whether your photograph is decisive or not.

Art Rogers: The Rustic Landscape

For more than forty years, photographer, college instructor, and Guggenheim Fellow Art Rogers has documented the agricultural community of western Marin County, located across the Golden Gate Bridge from the city of San Francisco.

Frank Döring: German Sculpture

“Sculptures have a paradoxical effect on my sense of history. They are contemporaries even if they are not contemporary.
I hope that my photographs convey some of this historical complexity.

Ruins on the Coastal Edge: Views from San Francisco’s Sutro Baths by Kenneth Leaf

While versed in digital and analog, I have a passion for using traditional black-and-white photographic methods. I still find switching on the light to see developed film or prints for the first time magical.

Aerial Artistry: The New Bay Bridge East Span From Above

Soaring at one hundred-miles-per hour, seasoned aerial photographer Barrie Rokeach employs his quick reflexes and creative instincts to capture the San Francisco Bay and its bridges. For over three decades, he has simultaneously operated two machines—camera and plane—to shoot the region’s iconic structures from stunning new angles and perspectives.