Voyeurism and Intimacy: the public/private divide in photography

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showcases images exploring photography's ongoing tensions between public and private domains

Voyeurism and Intimacy: the Public/Private Divide in Photography
Juried by Todd Hido

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 24th, 6-8pm
Exhibition dates: March 15th – April 6th, 2012

RayKo Photo Center Gallery
428 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

The Society for Photographic education is hosting its national conference in San Francisco this year. As part of the event, RayKo Photo Center is sponsoring a members show, "Intimacy and Voyeurism: The Public/Private Divide in Photography" juried by photographer Todd Hido (who may be the perfect juror for such a topic). Out of the 1200 submissions, Mr. Hido whittled the selections down to a mere 40 pieces by 36 different artists. This exhibition will showcase images about photography's ongoing tensions between public and private domains, and will explore how the lines between those domains are often blurred. The following artists, who also happen to be photography educators or students of photography, were chosen for the exhibition:

Malena Barnhart, Sean Black, Tara Bogart, Kristy Lynn Carpenter, Daniel Coburn, Rachel Cox, Jess Dugan, Marico Fayre, Polly Gaillard, Tracie Heller, Rachel Hubbard,
Julie Jones, Chris Jordan, Ashley Kaucshinger, John Kobeck, Julia Kozerski, Joseph Labate, Andrea Land, Sarah-Marie Land, Mark Lee, Alex Leme, Nora Lewis, Kimberly Llerena, Amelia Morris, Jay Mulin, Teresa Munisteri, Peggy Nolan, Emma Powell, Julia Schlosser, Besty Schneider, Marta Shumylo, Ernesto Somoza, Leona Strassburg, Claire Warden, and Laine Wyatt

Join us for the opening reception on March 24th when Todd Hido announces the best of show winner from this competition. There’s a lot to see, ranging from spy pictures of people fighting in the streets, miniatures of houses with strange guests illuminated within, scratchy Polaroids with messages written on them, abandoned motel rooms where something appears to have gone terrible wrong, to brilliant color images of women and men of various ages and stages wearing everything imaginable…

The Society for Photographic Education is a nonprofit membership organization that provides and fosters an understanding of photography as a means of diverse creative expression, cultural insight, and experimental practice. Through its interdisciplinary programs, services, and publications, the society seeks to promote a broader understanding of the medium in all its forms through teaching and learning, scholarship, and criticism.
To learn more about Society for Photographic Education or the SPE national conference, go to www.spenational.org

Todd Hido is a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist whose work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times Magazine, Eyemazing, Metropolis, The Face, I-D, and Vanity Fair. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as in many other public and private collections. He has over a dozen published books, the latest monograph being A Road Divided, released in 2010.

About RayKo

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 and color 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.

RayKo Gallery serves to advance public appreciate of photography and create opportunities for regional and national artists to create and present their work. RayKo Gallery offers 1600 square feet of exhibition space and the Photographer’s Marketplace, which supports the work of Bay Area artists, and encourages the collection of artwork by making it accessible to collectors of all levels. The Photographer’s Marketplace offers photography collectors unique and affordable work from artists living and working in the surrounding area.

RayKo Photo Center & Gallery
428 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-495-3773 (ph)
Tuesday-Thursday: 10-10 pm
Friday-Sunday: 10-8 pm
Monday: closed

*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.

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  1. RayKo Photo Center
    428 Third Street, San Francisco, CA