Illuminations: Photo Exhibit and Film Premiere. The photography of Ruth Bernhard & John Wimberley.  Robert Burrill’s documentaries, John Wimberley – A Metaphysic of Light and Ruth Bernhard – Illuminations

Dates: January 25–March 5, 2014

Opening Reception: January 25, 2014, 1–5 p.m.

Showtimes: 1:30 p.m., John Wimberley – A Metaphysic of Light and 2:45 p.m., Ruth Bernhard – Illuminations.

Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, 50 Scott St (at Duboce), (415) 554-9522

Viewing hours: Tuesday–Thursday, 6–9 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Sundays, Noon–6 p.m.

Note: Please contact the photo center prior to viewing.

In 1981 Ruth Bernhard, age 76, fell in love with the photograph, Descending Angel, by John Wimberley, age 36.

For the first time in 25 years, Harvey Milk Photo Center, directed by Dave Christensen, in collaboration with Joel B. Garzoli and Joel B. Garzoli Fine Art, presents Illuminations: The Photography of Ruth Bernhard and John Wimberley.

During the opening day of the exhibit, from 1-5 p.m., guests will have the opportunity to view the companion documentaries of Robert L. Burrill, including the world premiere of John Wimberley – A Metaphysic of Light at 1:30 p.m., and the re-release of Ruth Bernhard – Illuminations at 2:45 p.m., which originally premiered in San Francisco, 1989.

Bernhard’s images have been published worldwide and in eight books from 1957 to 2000. Her photographic legacy can be found in prestigious museums and universities in Tokyo, San Francisco, Denver, New York, London, Mexico City, and Frankfurt. Today, Ruth Bernhard joins the rankings of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston.
— Robert L. Burrill

John Wimberley’s photographs have appeared in over 70 exhibitions, multiple publications, and over 500 collections. He received the 2010 Oliver Rock Art Photography Award for his self-published book of American Indian rock art titled Evidence of Magic.
“John Wimberley.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., (18 October 2012). Web (03 January 2014).