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September  2018

East Bay Photo Collective

Featured Photographer

Anthony Onesta

This month's feature photog is Anthony Onesta, from his project "Second Home."  Anthony says:  
"The memories I have of this house and town are centralized around summer. Sleeping on a rubber air mattress upstairs during humid nights with no air conditioning, trying to fall asleep to the sound of the train outside the window. Spending 4th of July at my cousins backyard bbq, watching one of my uncles put on an illegal fireworks show. I remember taking the trip to the fireworks warehouse a few minutes across the border into Ohio to purchase them.

The majority of the family who lived in the house, some their entire life, have passed on and the rest who are alive have moved into apartments. As a result, the house is getting ready to be put up for sale, and most likely this was the last time I'll ever step foot inside. I find it symbolic that I went back to visit and photograph this closure during the cold season, when all of my memories take place during the summer.

The project, which consists of more photographs, is entitled "Second Home." Thank you for taking the time to look."


EBPCO Ascendant!

Dear Photo Friends,

There's lots of good news to share about your East Bay Photo Collective.  August's events were exceptional, kicking off with a marathon camera walk in West Oakland co-hosted by the Oakland Heritage Alliance.   Our monthly Social at Telegraph Beer Garden welcomed a flurry of new members, but best of all was the August Show 'n' Tell, where we saw remarkable new work.  All are welcome at the Show 'n' Tells!  I guarantee you'll be inspired.

Our Facebook group has crossed the 500-member mark as our mailing list nears 200.  To top it all off, we had absolutely WONDERFUL participation in Bay Area Big Shots, our first-ever juried exhibition.   See below for more info about what's stacking up to be an excellent show.   

Let's take a moment to savor this wonderful community growing around us:  photographers from a variety of backgrounds, ages, experiences, all looking to share and learn, to encourage and support each other.    I hope to see you soon at an EBPCO event, where we can share the spirit in person.

Photographically yours,
Vince Donovan
East Bay Photo Collective

Why Build Your Own Lens? 


Because it's weird, it's fun, and you'll learn a lot about the very basics of photography.

Build Your Own Dollar Bill Lens with Erik Mathy
Tuesday, Sept 25th 7-10 pm
1221 E 33rd Street, Oakland, CA

For this month's Demo Night,  we've invited our own Erik Mathy to demonstrate his technique for building his quirky dollar-bill lenses.  We’ve all been amazed at the beauty and quality of images from Erik’s simple hand-made lenses. In this workshop, he’ll show us the basic techniques for planning and designing a lens, how to choose and purchase elements, and how to assemble and use the lens.

We'll build our own lenses in this workshop and shoot them!  You'll take home a lens and the photo you made with it.  Even if you are not usually a film shooter, I guarantee you'll have fun and learn cool stuff in this workshop.

Our demo nights are always free, but this one requires some extra materials, so we need to charge a fee  and get sign ups in advance.  Click here to register for this unique experience!    Don't let Nikon and Canon and Leica and Schneider and Sigma force their inferior designs on your photography!

There is limited room, so sign up now!

EBPCO Events

 All Bay Area photographers are welcome to EBPCO events.  Shoot digital, film, phone, or all of the above, it matters not!  You'll fit right in regardless.    FULL EBPCO CALENDAR HERE.

EBPCO sponsors three events monthly, all are FREE.  (Note that Erik's DYI lens workshop has a small materials fee). 


Thursday 13 September 7pm September Social

Tuesday, 25 September 7pm  Demo Night: Build Your Own Dollar Bill Lens with Erik Mathy

Sunday, 7 October 1pm  October Oakland Photo Walk

Bay Area Big Shots

November 1 - Dec 29  2018

Submissions for EBPCO's first-ever juried exhibition have closed.  I am VERY happy to announce that we exceeded our goals for participation and for fund raising!  

The jury has taken a first look at the submissions and I can say that we are really excited about your submissions.  This is going to be a strong show, with a wonderful variety of photographic voices. 

Thank you so much to our good friends at Panorama Framing  for hosting Bay Area Big Shots.   Thursday, November 1st, is the opening night gala, so get your tux pressed. 

Here's the rest of the timeline:

September 10th:   Selections announced
Oct 26th:   Deliver art
Nov 1:   Opening night!
Dec 6:   Mid-show party
Dec 29th:   Closing party


Photography in the Bay Area


Shows (and more) of Note!!!!!



Andy Warhol August 6, 1928
Bernd Becher August 20, 1931
Henri Cartier-Bresson August 22, 1908
Man Ray August 27, 1890
Hilla Becher September 2, 1934
Brassai September 9, 1899
Jeff Wall Sept 29 1946

September is BAYMOP!  Bay Area Month of Photography!   Lots of great work is showing all around the bay area. 

Aug 29 - Sep 29: Photo Alliance: Bay Area Currents at Smith Andersen North Gallery.

Sept 4-27: A Troubled Land: Photographs from Nicaragua's Canal Zone by EBPCO's own Steve Molnar.  Alley Cat Books and Gallery

Sept 4-27: 3rd Annual Alternative Process Exhibition at The Image Flow.  Several EBPCOs are in this show, including Ellen Davis, Rory Earnshaw, Yon Sim, Yelena Zhavoronkova.

Sept 5 - Oct 27: Intersection of Gazes at Equinom Gallery.

Sept 6: Women of the West at Scott Nichols Gallery.  Curated by the indefatigable Ann Jastrab, this is a heavy-hitting show.  Where else will you see EBPCO's own Niniane Kelley alongside Tina Modotti?

Sep 6 - Oct 20: Robert Adams: 27 Roads at Fraenkel Gallery.

Sep 6 - Oct 20: KK DePaul: Only Child and Between the Lines at Corden Potts Gallery.

Sept 8: 8x10 Fundraising Exhibit at Carmel's Center for Photographic Art

Sept 14:  Bill Owen's Suburbia (and birthday celebration!) at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Sept 15 6-8pm : Of Dreams and Reality,  exhibit of the Bay Area Photographers Collective (BAPC) and fundraiser for the Purerto Rican recovery effort. Berkeley Art Center

Sept 22: SF Camerawork annual auction

November 1: Carleton Watkins: Making the West American, a discussion at the California HIstorical Society.

Catch these shows before they go away!

June 30 - November 18 2018: Peter Hujar: Speed of Life at BAMPFA

July 21 - October 21 2018: Susan Meiselas: Mediations at SFMOMA


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