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July  2018

East Bay Photo Collective

Featured Photographer

Vince Donovan

This month's feature photog is none other than yours truly, Vince Donovan.   These are from my 2017 series Walking Distance, a series of images taken within walking distance of my home in Oakland.   

All were taken with an 8x10 camera - I thought that walking around with an 8x10 might be a good way to meet my neighbors and it certainly worked.  I had many nice conversations, learned a lot of local history, and met some fine people.

The originals were shot on Kodak Carestream X-ray film (I like it because it's cheap) and reversal processed as black and white slides.  They're intended to be exhibited on individual light boxes, which I haven't built yet.

But enough nattering about technique.  There are exciting announcements and other information below, so keep reading.  And we've got TONS of new members: I hope we'll see you soon at one of our upcoming events.

Photographically yours,

EBPCO Events

The events so far this summer have been an absolute delight, and there is more on the calendar.  All members are welcome, and regardless if you shoot digital, film, phone, or all of the above, you'll fit right in.  

EBPCO sponsors three events monthly, all are FREE.   (Note that Erik's DYI lens workshop has a small materials fee).  For more info, see the EBPCO web site.

Sunday 15 July 2pm    EBPCO Super Summer Social!     

Tuesday, 31 July 7pm  Demo Night: Making a Photo Zine, with Mike Thorn


Sunday, 5 August 1pm  August Oakland Photo Walk

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


Announcing: Oakland Family Scan!


EBPCO, in cooperation with Holy Names University,  is about to launch our first community program!    The Oakland Family Scan program will provide free scanning of personal photographs at churches and community centers around Oakland. Our goal is to help Oakland’s families preserve, share and celebrate their family history.


Participants may bring up to five photos or negatives for scanning. Participants may also provide up to 60 seconds of audio commentary about each scanned item, identifying persons, places, objects, events, or anything else they consider to be important. 


At the end of the session, participants will receive their digital files on a flash drive, compact disc, or by email.   They will also specify how their digital files may be used: participants can upload their images to an academic research database, or they may restrict the files to their own personal use.  Family Scan is all about families curating their own story.

Click here to learn more about Oakland Family Scan.  We are also looking for donations of equipment and cash to help get this exciting program off the ground.  Click here to donate.



Announcing: The First Annual EBPCO Exhibition!

November 1 - Dec 29  2018

You read that right!   With the help of our good friends at Panorama Framing,  EBPCO is hosting its first-ever juried exhibition.  This show is open to all photographers in the Greater Bay Area (yes, that includes you, Steve Abbott and all of our other members in Sacramento).   This is also a fund raiser for our proposed East Bay Center for Photography, so there will be a submission fee.

Entries will be judged by EBPCO's board of directors, a distinguished and tasteful jury if there ever was one.  And largely immune to bribery, but hey, give it your best shot.


Thursday, November 1st, is the opening night gala, so get your tux pressed.  Here's the rest of the timeline:

August 1st:   Submissions open
September 8th:   Selections announced
Oct 26th:   Deliver art
Nov 1:   Opening night!
Dec 6:   Mid-show party
Dec 29th:   Closing party




Speaking of good taste...

The unsinkable Ann Jastrab is "refridgecurator" of a delicious-sounding show, The Curated Fridge at the Culinary Institute of America.   

Submissions are FREE, and opening night is at the Copia center in Napa, with lots of good wine and food.   Not ones to miss a pun, the CIA says this is a "call for entrées."

More info here.

Submissions close July 14th, so get cooking.

Photography in the Bay Area


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

   André Kertész July 2, 1894
   Brassai July 8, 1984
   George Eastman July 12, 1854
   Lee Friedlander July 14, 1934
   William Eggleston July 27, 1939
   Berenice Abbott July 17, 1898
   Elliott Erwitt July 26, 1928

June 12 - August 16 2018: Small Works at Richmond Art Center

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

July 12 - August 25 2018: The Tipping Point at Corden Potts (co-curated by Ann Jastrab, friend of EBPCO's)

July 12 - August 18 2018: Earache at Fraenkel Gallery

July 18:  Rory Earnshaw at SF Moma Artists Gallery

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


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