photography

Christopher Muzar

  On the September 2nd edition of Your Call, we’re speak with organizers, artists, and youths who’ve documented life in the Tenderloin neighborhood. 

Angela Johnston

It’s the last week of school at Bessie Carmichael Elementary on 7th and Harrison in the South of Market neighborhood. Photographer Janet Delaney and I are here to see someone we’ve been trying to get in touch with for months -- Bobbie Washington.

“Bobbie Washington was a long term, long time resident on Langton Street,” Delaney tells me. “She had a lot of stories to tell me about what it was like to grow up in the neighborhood.”

'Gay Semiotics' - a photo trip back to the 1970s

Jun 18, 2015
Image courtesy of the artist and Ratio 3, San Francisco:

  

Gay Semiotics is a set of two dozen iconic photographs with embedded text, presented as a tongue-in-cheek anthropological essay on the codes of sexual orientation and identification in 1970s San Francisco. They’re on view through June 27 - for the first time in San Francisco since 1977 - at Ratio 3 gallery, 2831A Mission St.

On Memorial Day, tune in for Shake it, a new documentary that takes a tender look at two modern photo technologies - Polaroid and digital photography - and the human and visual connections we make with them.

Theory of Everything: "Artifacts (2 of 2)"  The unpredictable, unfolding implications of the transition from analog to digital photography -- and why we're all "animals of code" now.

The Memory Palace: "Harriet Quimby" Remembering a pioneering aviator.

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Reynaldo Cayetano documents Sixth Street

May 8, 2013
Reynaldo Cayetano

Between the Transbay Transit Tower on First and Mission streets, envisioned to be the west coast’s tallest building, and the emerging tech hub anchored by Twitter at 10th and Market Streets, the city is becoming shinier and newer. But almost exactly in between those highly publicized developments is the rough and gritty Sixth Street. Dotted with single room occupancy hotels, Sixth Street has a well-documented history of chronic poverty and crime. It’s also the neighborhood where photographer Rey Cayetano grew up.

Annie Leibovitz

Dec 7, 2011

Alan talks with noted photographer Annie Leibovitz about her new book, Pilgrimage, which documents her journey to the homes and working places of figures influencial in her life.