In January 1999, a group of San Francisco Bay Area photographers, inspired and led by documentary photographer and teacher Frank Espada (1930-2014), met to create a community of photographic artists.
Our first group exhibit took place October 1999 as part of San Francisco Open Studios, followed by four other group shows in 1999, 2000, and 2001. In April 2001, BAPC attained federal tax-exempt status.
We continue our active pursuit of photography by hosting monthly portfolio reviews, bimonthly salons, and frequent workshops, artist talks, and exhibition opportunities.
Currently, we comprise between 20-30 photographers, working in all aspects of the photographic arts.
Diversity and Inclusion
BAPC is a not-for-profit photography collective which seeks to foster diversity in its applicants and members. All qualified applicants receive consideration for membership based on artistic merit and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
We welcome applications from photographic artists who bring additional dimensions and worldviews to the collective’s artistic and collaborative ideals.