Ellen & Steve Konar-Goldband finalists in FRESH competition

Ellen and Steve have been selected by gallerist/jurors Darrin Ching and Debra Klomp Ching as finalists

in the portfolio competition FRESH. Their series Bayscapes, of images from above in the San Francisco Bay salt works,

was honored. Klompching gallery, in Brooklyn, NY specializes in emerging photographers.

The related exhibition runs from September 13-October 21, 2023.

Outgoing from the series Bayscapes by Ellen Konar and Steve Goldband

Rusty Weston places in Photo Review 2023 Competition

Blaze, from Weston’s series Re-envisioning, earned a fourth-place prize in The Photo Review’s 2023 International Photography Competition. The winning images will be exhibited at the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia from Aug. 5 – Oct. 29th. The competition was juried by Deborah Willis, Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow. The image was shot in SF’s Mission District in March 2022.

Gene Dominique in Atlanta Photography Group Exhibition: Joy and the Everyday

Gene Dominique has an image in Atlanta Photography Group’s exhibition, Joy and the Everyday, juried by Jean Dykstra, Editor, Photograph Magazine, and is also an award winner!

Mitch Nelles Receives Excellence Award in Black and White Magazine

Images from Mitch Nelles’ “Faces at Flea Markets” and Pillar Point Harbor” series have been selected by Black and White Magazine for their Excellence Award for their 2023 Portfolio Contest. The six images chosen will be published in their Special Edition Issue #161 which should be coming out in June.

Tamara Danoyan at Studio Gallery San Francisco

Tamara’s photograph Summer Rain is in Studio Gallery’s show, On the Road, a big new show that explores the lure of travel and the open road. Classic cars meet classic locales, bikes and trains take you past roadside attractions, and even Kerouac makes an appearance. All the while 85 local artists ask the age old question, “Are we there yet?!” 

It runs May 4 – 22, 2023

Rusty Weston’s Unnatural World in Three Upcoming Shows

Photographs from Rusty Weston’s series Unnatural World will appear in no less than three upcoming shows

  • In July, the image Valley/Building shot just outside of Death Valley, will appear in a group show called Environment at the Glasgow Gallery of Photography, in Scotland. 
  • In June, Valley/Burn will appear in a show called Landscape Perspectives at Gallery 1137 in Art Works Downtown, in San Rafael, California. The group show was juried by gallerist Kim Eagles-Smith. Please join Rusty at the opening on June 9th, 5-8 p.m.
  • In May, Valley/Burn was juried into an online group show called In Sight at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, Ca. The exhibition was curated by Shana Lopes, Assistant Curator of Photography at SF MoMA.


Ellen Konar and Steve Goldband @ Griffin Museum of Photography

Ellen and Steve are honored to have their work Hoop Houses Afray selected by juror Lisa Volpe for the show Under the Mask,

the Griffin Museum’s juried member show. In addition, the piece was awarded an honorable mention by the juror.

The show runs from April 21 – May 28, 2023 at the museum in Winchester, MA.

Hoop Houses Afray by Ellen Konar and Steve Goldband

Ellen Konar and Steve Goldband at Center for Photographic Art Members show

Ellen Konar and Steve Goldband are honored to have two images selected by Juror Hamidah Glasgow for the
Center for Photographic Art’s Members Juried Exhibition running from April 1 to May 14 in Carmel CA, with an opening
reception on April 1 from 4-6PM.
Marine Flasher, from the series By Her Hand
Beatrice from the series Cut Short

Ari Salomon at Transmission Gallery SF

Ari Salomon will present a grid of 6 Feet Apart images as a window installation at this gallery in the Mission. 

Transmission Gallery
35 Bartlett St., SF (map)
Fridays – Sundays, 1-6 pm (but viewable 24/7 in the window)
February 17 – March 26
Learn more

Closing Reception: Saturday, March 25, 2-4pm

Mission farmers market hangout: Thursday March 23rd from 3pm – 5pm 

Chad Amory wins Silver at Paris Intnl Street Photo Awards

Chad Amory has wone the silver medal in the Street Poetry category at the Paris International Street Photo Awards. See the series online here:


Rusty Weston at Praxis Gallery

Rusty Weston’s landscape composite, Overlooked, will be included in Praxis Gallery’s exhibition:

Guest Curator: Aline Smithson
February 18th to March 4th.

Landscape photograph, Overlooked

Maria Budner in Lens Work Book

Maria Budner has three photographs being published in Lens Work‘s upcoming book Trilogies 2022.