We are a nonprofit organization committed to building a community of photographers. Our work ranges from fine art to documentary, color to black and white, traditional darkroom to digital imaging. We nurture each other’s professional and artistic growth through member activities such as artist talks, portfolio reviews, workshops, salons, and exhibitions.

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Member News

Ari Salomon @ Bokeh Bokeh

His series of vertical panoramas won a Portfolio Award in the San Francisco Bay International Photo Show. It was published this week on “Bokeh Bokeh” (an online photo Zine).

“Bokeh” is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of- focus parts of an image produced by a lens. “Bokeh Bokeh” features works from all photographic genres – fine art, documentary, portraiture, street, … focuses (or blurs?) on work that is original, beautiful, startling.

see more at
https://bokehbokeh.photo/article/ari-salomon-floating-worlds

Mitch Nelles @ Coastal Arts League’s ‘California Views’

Chinatown #2

Mitch Nelles’ image, Chinatown #2, has been selected for the Coastal Arts League upcoming juried photo show, “California Views” which runs from September 12 – October 6. Gallery address is 300 Main Street, Half Moon Bay. The gallery is open Thursdays through Mondays, 12-5 PM. Opening reception for California Views is Saturday, September 14, from 2-5 PM

Upcoming Exhibition

Marking Time

photo by Gene Dominique

20th Anniversary Exhibition of the Bay Area Photographers Collective

Curated by Meg Shiffler
September 26-October 26, 2019

Opening Reception and Curator’s Walk-through: September 26, 6-8 pm
Harvey Milk Photography Center, 50 Scott Street, San Francisco CA 94117 (website)

Gallery hours: (closed Mon & Fri)

  • Tues 3-9:30
  • Wed 5-9:30
  • Thurs 3-9:30
  • Sat-Sun 11am-5pm

How do we mark time? We all do it. Humans compulsively invent new ways to drop pins in the flow of time so that as much of life as possible takes root in our personal memories and collective consciousness. On the occasion of Bay Area Photographers Collective’s 20th anniversary, Marking Time honors the founders and celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the current membership through recent works that highlight our relationships to each other, the built and natural world, and photography itself.

The Bay Area Photographers Collective is a community of photographers who nurture each other’s professional and artistic growth through through peer critiques, group exhibitions, workshops, and more. Members’ work ranges broadly from fine art to documentary, color to black-and-white, and traditional darkroom to advanced digital to alternative process methods. BAPC is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization established in 1999. 

Participating Artists

Jason Andrescavage, Rose Borden, Tamara Danoyan, Anthony Delgado, Gene Dominique, Richard Dweck, Dan Fenstermacher, Linda Fitch, Steve Goldband, Ralf Hillebrand, Ken Hoffman, Ellen Konar, Philip Krayna, Tom Lavin, Dan Lythcott-Haims, Mitch Nelles, Ari Salomon, Angelika Schilli, Cindy Stokes, Rusty Weston, Nick Winkworth

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Recent Exhibitions

stARTup Art Fair/SF 2019

APRIL 26-28 @ Hotel del Sol, Room #305

We will be at stARTup Art Fair this year with a selection of work by BAPC photographers building on our recent show with On Dreams and Reality, Redux. Nine BAPC members will exhibit their work at this annual festival of arts in many media.

KG+ KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival

April 16 – April 21, 2019
Dohjidai Gallery of Art

BAPC members will exhibit at the annual KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival in Kyoto, Japan. More.

Of Dreams and Reality

September 15 – October 25, 2018

Location: 1275 Walnut Street Berkeley, CA 94709

Making of a Beautiful Bridge (Japan)

February 27 – March 4, 2018

BAPC members exhibited at the annual Photo Yokohama Festival in Yokohama, Japan as
part of a larger exhibition called Making of a Beautiful Bridge, organized by SAMURAI FOTO collective.

AnthropoScene

January 27 – February 17, 2018
ARC Gallery

Curator: DeWitt Cheng