The Perimeter of the World
Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 6th, 6-8pm
Exhibition dates: August 6th – September 3rd
I hear photographers talk of how they shoot more when the travel…and how extraordinary things happen too…like penguins appearing out of the shadow of an iceberg, men walking out of the blue mist of an Icelandic hot spring, a solitary man on horseback riding through a Mongolian blizzard pulling a string of snow covered horses behind him, a monk emerging as if by magic in a sea of prayer flags…and those are just a few stories, a few images that will be seen this exhibition. When putting together the call for entries for this juried exhibition, I wondered what drives photographers to lug a 4x5 camera into the mountains or to buy 100 rolls of film for a trip or to rent expensive dream lenses for their digital cameras or to download every picture on their smartphone so they can capture limitless images? What we found while jurying this exhibition answered these questions.
The Perimeter of the World features contemporary travel photographs by Jane Alexander-Perry, Stan Banos, Jaime Beechum, Giselle Brewton, Carter Brooks, Annette Burke, Anirudha (Robi) Chakraborty, Steve Chapman, Thomas Cole, Valentino Columbo, Stuart Cox Jr., Amber Crabbe, Carly Cram, Petra Davis, Mark Dawson, Monica Denevan, Henry Dombey, Ben Fash, Thomas Foster, Mark Francis, Michael Gandy, Alexis Gerard, Dave Getzschman, Mike Glad, Steve Goldband, Michelle Govang, Esha Gupta, Elaine Heron, Jon Holloway, Patricia Houghton Clarke, David Janesko, Oliver Klink, Curtis Koshimizu, Guilhem Lacaze, Lucille Lawrence, Mido Lee, Christine Lenzen, Claire Lerner, Elaine Ling, Susan Lirakis, Joyce Lopez, Michael Lopez, Ernie Luppi, Horia Manolache, Nina Menconi, Chester Ng, Eben Ostby, Henrik Paul, Guy Reynolds, Eleonora Ronconi, Nicolo Sertorio, Yon Sim, Jason B. Smith, Kyle Smith, Jon Soliday, Santiago Vanegas, Imrich Veber, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Joanne Winship, Yisheng Wu.
Juried by Judy Walgren, director of photography for the San Francisco Chronicle and Ann Jastrab, gallery director of RayKo Photo Center . Awards will be announced at the opening reception on August 6th. Come see this incredible show and travel the globe while walking around the gallery. Many of the artists will be in attendance on opening night!
RayKo Photo Center & Gallery is a comprehensive photographic facility, located near the Yerba Buena Arts District, with resources for anyone with a passion for photography. Established in the early 1990’s, RayKo Photo Center has grown to become one of San Francisco’s most beloved photography darkroom spaces; it includes traditional b&w, color and alternative process labs as well as a state-of-the-art digital department, a professional rental studio, galleries, and the Photographer’s Marketplace – a retail space promoting the work of regional artists. RayKo also has San Francisco’s 1st Art*O*Mat vending machine and a vintage 1947 black & white Auto-Photo Booth and a retail store that sells all types of used film cameras, from view cameras to Leicas to a build-your-own Nikon station. Everything you need to make any type of photograph!
RayKo Gallery serves to advance public appreciation of photography and create opportunities for regional, national and international artists to create and present their work. RayKo Gallery offers 1600 square feet of exhibition space and the Photographer’s Marketplace, which encourages the collection of artwork by making it accessible to collectors of all levels. RayKo also has an artist-in-residence program to further support artists in the development of their photographic projects and ideas.
RayKo Photo Center & Gallery
428 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tuesday-Thursday: 10-10 pm
Friday-Sunday: 10-8 pm
*RayKo is located in the SOMA arts district of San Francisco within walking distance of SFMOMA, the Moscone Center, Yerba Buena Gardens, as well as AT&T Ballpark.