Making of a Beautiful Bridge (Japan)

February 27 – March 4th, 10:30am – 6:30pm
Location: “Gallery M” at Minatomirai Station (map)

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 organized by our exhibition partner SAMURAI FOTO . SAMURI FOTO is a member-based photo collective.  Read more


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, 1 pm – 4 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 17, 3 pm – 4 pm 

Featured artists: Rose Borden, Adrienne Defendi, Anthony Delgado, Dan Fenstermacher, Steve Goldband & Ellen Konar, Ralf Hillebrand, Ken Hoffman, Thomas Lavin, Ari Salomon, Angelika Schilli, Cindy Stokes, Denise Tarantino, Nick Winkworth

The changes made to the natural landscape by Homo Sapiens are the subjects of many socially engaged photographers these days. Richard Misrach and Edward Burtynsky, for example, find visual beauty and power in the industrial culture, while depicting as well their effects on and sometimes damage to the environment. If we are now used to seeing all human land use as insidious capitalism run amok, nineteenth-century landscape photographers like Carleton Watkins and Eadweard Muybridge, who worked for corporate interests and wealthy patrons a century ago in an age of industrial expansion, were neutral in tone, documenting both the grandeur of nature and what they saw than as the indomitable genius of human will and creativity. Something of this ambivalent tone pervades as well the 1970s New Topographics movement of Lewis Baltz and others, which documented the “man-altered landscape” with the ironic humor and cool observation appropriate to the era of Pop and Minimalism. The typological studies by Bernd and Hilla Becher of blast furnaces and other industrial architecture have a compelling beauty despite the strict functionality (with slight variations) of their similar designs.

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

Read more on the ARC website

Linda Fitch @ SF Open Studios 2017

Linda Fitch will join Studio Nocturne for SF Open Studios 2017.

Location: Big Daddy’s Antiques, 1550 17th St., San Francisco

Exhibit Dates: Saturday & Sunday, October 28th & 29th, 11am to 6pm both days

Linda Fitch @ ArtSpan ArtLaunch

Linda Fitch will be part of ArtSpan’s Preview ArtLaunch Exhibit for SF Open Studios.

Location: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco

Reception: Thursday, October 12th, 6:30pm to 9pm


Gene Dominique @ SF Camerawork Auction

Gene Dominique has donated his print “Oakland Skyline” to the 2017 SF Camerawork Auction. There will be over 90 images available to bid on this year. Sandra Phillips, Senior Photography Curator at SFMOMA will do a walk through and talk on a select set of photos at the Preview. Rick Wester, who was Head of Photographs at Christie’s for over a decade will be the auctioneer once again at this year’s Auction.

Location: SF Camerawork, 1011 Market Street, San Francisco

Preview Reception: Thursday, October 26, 6pm to 9pm

Auction: Saturday, October 28, Registration begins at 5:30pm / Silent Bidding starts 6:00pm / Auction starts 7:00pm


Ralf Hillebrand @ EmeryTech

Ralf Hillebrand is participating at the juried 31st Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition. The show repesents contemporary art work of artists who live and work in Emeryville.
Ralf Hillebrand exhibits an image from his project MY AMERICANS.
Exhibition Dates: October 7 to 29, 2017
Reception: October 6, 6pm to 9pm
Location: 1475 66th Street, EmeryTech Building, Emeryville

Places of Change

September 5 to October 18, 2017

Opening Reception: September 8, 2017
6 to 8pm



The Pina Zangaro Gallery
2040 Oakdale Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124 (map)

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 AM till 4:30 PM

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

  • Rose Borden – Market Street
  • Adrienne Defendi – Albany Bulb
  • Anthony Delgado – Market Street
  • Christine Federici – Albany Bulb
  • Dan Fenstermacher – Market Street
  • Linda Fitch – Palo Alto
  • Ralph Hillebrand – Albany Bulb
  • Susan Hillyard – Mission Bay/Dogpatch
  • Ellen Konar, Steve Goldband – Redwood City
  • Tom Lavin – Oakland Estuary
  • Heather Polley– Albany Bulb
  • Angelika Schilli – Mission Bay/Dogpatch
  • Cindy Stokes – Mission Bay/Dogpatch
  • Nick Winkworth – Redwood City

Vanishing Point

Annual BAPC Members Exhibit
August 18 – October 7, 2016

The relgious processions of Semana Santa in Seville the events and sights surrounding them.

Mullen Brothers Gallery

2040 Oakdale Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94124

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8th, 2016, (6pm-8pm)

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm

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In Motion

In Motion Curated by Hal Fischer
January 21 – March 3, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 23, 2016, 1-4pm
Curator Hal Fischer will give a Talk about the exhibition at the reception.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday 4 – 9pm, Thursday 1pm – 9pm, Saturday 12 – 5pm, Sunday 12 – 6pm
Location: Harvey Milk Photography Center 50 Scott Street, San Francisco CA 94117

In Motion Postcard Front

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Upon Reflection

Gerdes_fleamarkets74Curated by Stephen Wirtz

December 18 – January 10, 2015

Start the holiday celebrations with the Artists Reception on Thursday, December 18, 6:00 to 8:00. The exhibit will include an Open Portfolio Night with artists presenting work on First Friday, January 2.

Exhibiting Artists:
Anthony J. Hall
Henry Bowles
Rebecca K. Chang
Adrienne Defendi
Anthony Delgado
Christine Federici
Ingeborg Gerdes
Ellen Konar and Steve Goldband
Kirk Thompson
Barbara Kyne
Eric Larson
Tom Lavin
Lee S. Nelson
Nick Winkworth
Ari Salomon

473 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

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BAPC’s Annual Membership Show is a special collaboration with 27 sequential images that are related visually — kind of like an “exquisite corpse”.


6121 Hollis Street

October 4 – 31, 2014

Show Opening:
October 9, 5 – 7 PM




Reconsidering the Horizon


Curated by Renny Pritikin

Exhibiting artists:
Jack Androvich
Adrienne Defendi
Anthony Delgado
Steve Epstein
Steve Goldband & Ellen Konar
Irene Imfeld
Thomas Lavin
Erin Malone
Heather Polley
Ari Salomon
Gary Weiner

Artist’s Reception
Saturday July 20, 2013
2pm to 5pm

Curator’s Talk
Saturday July 20, 2013

A BAPC group exhibition at PHOTO, 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

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