About The Gallery
Past Exhibits
801 Howard Street @ 4th
San Francisco, CA

Gallery Hours: By Appointment Only
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Upcoming Exhibition - "Personal"
Dec. 9 - Dec. 31, 2011
Opening Night: December 9, 2011 6 - 9 PM

Photonite / Artist's Talk with Jessica Lifland: 7 PM

The opening reception is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and based on a first-come, first-served basis.

The San Francisco Exposure Gallery is proud to present our latest exhibit, entitled Personal, which highlights the work of some of the volunteers who have given their time to help run the Exposure Gallery over the last 2 years. Speaking will be Jessica Lifland, Photonite coordinator extraordinare. She will be showing her work of the Cowboy poets she has been documenting as part of a personal project.

The definition of personal changes from individual to individual, marked and characterized by each person's experiences. Personal work can be an escape from the rigors of assignments and deadlines. It can be a way of viewing the everyday in a new light. Whether it is commissioned, published, or hides on a hard drive, many photographers find themselves pursuing stories that resonate beyond the need to simply report. It is these photographs that help us reconnect to the world around us, and keep us moving forward.

We've asked these photographers to define 'personal' for themselves, and to use the gallery walls to showcase work that means something to them.

Photographers included in the show (click on a name for more information):
Jessica Lifland
Karna Kurata
Ariel Zambelich
Victor J. Blue
Victor Prieto
Gary Stenger
Sandra Garcia
Bryce Yukio Adolphson
Brian Frank
Matt Mills McKnight
Douglas Zimmerman

The Exposure Gallery has been fortunate to present the work of many talented photographers and would like to thank our volunteers, supporters and community.

Previous Exhibition - "Double Exposure"
Sept. 1 - Oct. 28, 2011

The San Francisco Exposure Gallery is proud to present our latest exhibit, entitled Double Exposure, featuring two bodies of work by Exposure Gallery co-founder Rick Rocamora. Rocamora is a concerned documentary photographer who reports on issues of civil liberties and immigrant rights in America, as well as the injustices suffered in his homeland of the Philippines. The projects being featured at this show are 'Living with Freedom and Fear - Bay Area Muslims after 9/11', which explores the local Muslim-American community as they confront Islamophobia, and 'Human Wrongs at Metro Manila's Detention Centers', which documents the squalid, overcrowded living conditions of detainees in Manila as they await trials for the crimes of which they are accused.

Rick Rocamora has traveled the globe with his camera, capturing the smiles of children, the determination of freedom fighters, and the swift grace of dancers from his native Philippines, to El Salvador and South Africa. In America, he documents issues about immigrants and civil liberties, including Japanese-Americans who were incarcerated in World War II, Muslim-Americans after 9/11, Silicon Valley’s immigrant entrepreneurs, and Filipino Diaspora. His photographs have been exhibited in San Francisco City Hall, U.S. Embassies in London and Tokyo, the Smithsonian, the Center for Photographic Arts, Oakland Museum, and Gorman Museum. He was recognized as a “Local Bay Area Hero” by KQED and Union Bank of California for his work about the Filipino veterans. “Second-Class Veterans” a documentary film profiling his work about the veterans was broadcast on many PBS stations in 2003 and 2004. He has won awards from Asian American Journalist Association, SF Bay Area Press Photographers Association, California Arts Council, and New California Media. His coffee table book Filipino WW II Soldiers – America’s Second-Class Veterans was published in 2009. To see more of his work, please visit his website: http://rbrvisualstories.wordpress.com/