Photography News

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 by Lindsey Westbrook

Lifting Water
TBW Books, 2010
Limited edition, $200 (signed) / $100 (unsigned)

Dru Donovan (Photography 2004) presents an investigation of mourning in Lifting Water, part of TBW's annual subscription series (the other artists in the 2010 series are Mark Steinmetz, Elaine Stocki, and Katy Grannan). Donovan's tableaux explore the rituals of caregiving while shifting perspectives between the caregiver and the cared for. She focuses on the psychological weight of physical proximity alongside emotional isolation. Donovan was included in Wallpaper magazine's graduate directory of emerging talent to watch. Her work is included in reGeneration2: Tomorrow's Photographers Today, published by Thames & Hudson, and in the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. She lives and works in San Francisco.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 by Lindsey Westbrook

Katherine Avenue
Steidl, 2010
Hardcover, 131 pages, $65

This book brings together three of Larry Sultan's best known photographic series: Pictures from Home, The Valley, and Homeland. Sultan died in 2009; he was one of CCA's most beloved faculty members and taught for many years in the Photography Program. Made principally in the San Fernando Valley, where he grew up, in these works Sultan explored the domestic landscape of his childhood and adolescence by photographing and re-presenting photographs of his parents, their home, and their experience of the American Dream. Wandering further behind this Californian fabric, he photographed in suburban homes serving as sets in the pornographic film and video industry. His work culminated in a series of tableau of Latino day laborers undertaking prosaic tasks on the peripheries of these suburban sites. The book accompanied an exhibition at kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany, and features an essay by curator Martin Germann. The text is bilingual, in English and German.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by Jim Norrena

Directed and edited by Yoni Klein (Photography) and Alka Joshi (MFA Writing 2011)

Blink, a short documentary directed and edited by the talented interdisciplinary team of Photography undergraduate Yoni Klein and Alka Joshi, a soon-to-be MFA Program in Writing graduate, has been programmed into the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, the longest-running, largest, and most widely recognized LGBT film exhibition event in the world.

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Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen

Harry Griffin (Photography 2011) likes old movies. He’s inspired by the aesthetics and framing of cinematography, preferring to sequence his photographs from a cinematic point of view. While his pieces don’t evoke traditional narratives, bits of story line can be gathered from associations made between seemingly unrelated works. He's fascinated by “how disparate images work together in the world.”

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Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011 by Samantha Braman

Jessica Silverman (photo by Daniel Trese)View slideshow 

"Art dealer" may be the best way to describe her day-to-day work, but Jessica Silverman (MA Curatorial Practice 2007) wears many hats as the founder and director of Silverman Gallery in San Francisco. While her exhibition programs have garnered increasing visibility and national press and her business has grown and thrived, Silverman has needed to be not only "dealer" but also curator, director, writer, installer . . . and sometimes delivery person!

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Posted on Monday, December 6, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Celebrated German photographer Thomas Demand during visit to CCA [photo: Jim Norrena]

Celebrated German photographer Thomas Demand delivered a lecture at CCA's San Francisco campus November 12, followed by a student-faculty Q&A session.

Demand, born in Munich in 1964, is known for making photographs of 3D models that look like actual depictions of spaces. His photographs often are associated with contemporary political situations.

Demand represented Germany at the Bienal de São Paulo in 2004 and his work was the subject of a midcareer retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2005. He currently lives and works in Berlin.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by Clay Walsh

About the R.A.W. Photo Contest Winners

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Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2010 by Clay Walsh

Break out your digital camera for CCA’s inaugural R.A.W. (Real Artists at Work) Photo competition—the college’s newest juried student competition that awards a $100 cash prize to each winner!

Students enter the competition by submitting their digital photographs online. Each image should offer an artistic, original perspective and follow the designated theme.

This year’s theme: Life within CCA’s residence halls.
That’s right—here’s your chance to show others in the community what CCA’s on-campus residential life looks like, as well as turn fellow hall residents into stars!

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Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

A Road Divided
Nazraeli Press Press, 2010
Hardcover, 64 pages, $75

Nazraeli Press is pleased to announce Todd Hido's new book of landscape photographs. Driving lonely roads on the outskirts of cities, Hido creates poignant images filled with inexplicable gravity, often fully disintegrated, recalling impressionist painting. He often frames the compositions from inside his car, photographing straight through the windshield, using it as an additional lens and bringing a sense of timing and moment.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by Jim Norrena

This year's exciting Bay Area lineup of Earth Day Celebration activities includes CCA noted alumna Gaby Brink (Photography 1992; Graphic Design 1995), cochair of the AIGA Center for Sustainable Design (CFSD), presenting the West Coast premiere of the AIGA's Living Principles for Design on Thursday, April 22, at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco.

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