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.

Please visit the gallery to view our members’ work. If you’re interested in joining, please review the membership information. And please check out our public programs—all are welcome to attend.

Member News

Adrienne Defendi Exhibits in “Tree Talk”

Adrienne Defendi exhibits Tuning Fork in the “Tree Talk” exhibition, juried by Paula Tognarelli, Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA. 

Exhibition: January 30, 2018 – June 4, 2018

Location: The Griffin, Lafayette City Center Passageway in Boston Downtown Crossing, Boston MA

Susan Hillyard @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery

Susan Hillyard participates in the exhibit “Lineage & Legacy: The Imagined Horse“.

Exhibition: March 5 – June 9, 2018

Location: Ucross Foundation Art Gallery, Clearmont, Wyoming

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 3-5 pm

Ken Hoffman @ Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography

Ken Hoffman, featured as the only guest photographer from out of state, exhibits six photographs among the 300 photographs on exhibit by New Mexico residents.

Location:  Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography, Carrizozo, New Mexico

Dates: September 2017 – September 2018

Dan Fenstermacher @ Palo Alto Art Center, Awarded Best in Show

Dan Fenstermacher exhibits three photographs in the annual Peninsula Photo Contest, and received three awards: 1st place in the “Portrait” category, 1st place in “A Moment” category, and Best in Show for the image “Beautiful Chaos.”

Exhibition: Peninsula Photo Contest, May 19 – June 17, 2018
Location: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 24th, 7 – 9pm

Upcoming Exhibition

Of Dreams and Reality

Curated by Ann Jastrab

September 29 – October 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday Sept 29, 6-8pm

1275 Walnut Street Berkeley, CA 94709 (map)

BAPC and Berkeley Art Center will be participating in the inaugural year of the Bay Area Month of Photography.  

Recent Exhibitions

Making of a Beautiful Bridge (Japan)

February 27 – March 4th, 10:30am – 6:30pm

BAPC members will exhibit at the annual Photo Yokohama Festival in Yokohama, Japan. Up to 40,000 people attend for this week of exhibitions, conferences and other events.

We will have a group exhibition with an updated, smaller version of our Places Of Change exhibition and 6 of our members will show their work individually (Rose Borden, Adrienne Defendi, Steve Goldband & Ellen Konar, Ken Hoffman,  Ari Salomon).

This is part of a larger exhibition called Making of a Beautiful Bridge and organized by SAMURAI FOTO which is a member-based photo collective.

AnthropoScene

Exhibition: January 27 – February 17, 2018
Location:  ARC Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA

Opening Reception: January 27, 7 pm – 9 pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, February 17, 12 pm – 3 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 17, 2 pm


If the industrial-sized mistakes of our Anthropocene period, i.e., the geologic era marked by human activity, seem to augur eco-catastophe, the humanized landscape still affords us visions of beauty and even transcendence (and sometimes humor). The photographers of AnthropoScene peruse the contemporary world, finding meaning and even moments of grace within the dynamic human landscape of global capitalism. ​

Curator: DeWitt Cheng

Places of Change

September 5 – October 18, 2017
The Pina Zangaro Gallery

15 BAPC members exhibited work inspired by changes
from neighborhoods across the SF Bay Area.

A Point Of Transition

February 23 — March 5, 2017
Faction Brewing 
BAPC and the Alameda Photographers

Member-Only Events