Next Lecture: July 9, 2015, 6:30–8 p.m.
Photographers: Malcom Easton, Ken Hoffman, Grahame Perry
Upcoming Lecture: 8/13, 9/10, 10/8 & 11/12 (2nd Thursday of the month)
Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, Exhibit Room, 50 Scott St (at Duboce), San Francisco (415) 554-9522
Free and open to the public.
Mark your calendars for our monthly photo series showcasing three local photographer’s work in a show and tell format. Each photographer will share their body of work, as well as their approach in creating the work.
* Light fare will be provided, but feel free to bring appetizers, beer or wine to share as this is a community focused event.
Malcolm Easton likes to tinker with the conventions of still life photography. For his Preservation series, he collected and manipulated discarded domestic objects, favoring those with traces from the past – dents, scratches or residue. Based in Berkeley, he has studied with Marisa Aragona, Robert Nishihira and Diane Rosenblum. Easton’s work has been shown internationally, and has been included in many juried exhibitions. He is a member of the Bay Area Photographers Collective.
In my younger years I spent many summers backpacking in the High Sierra. Upon awakening I would open a flap of my tent to see that the dew on the grasses had frozen during the night. Water vapor would rise from the lakes in slow swirls. At dusk the alpenglow would engulf the rocky crags in flame. The pristine land, the smells of the mountain air and the lingering silence became part of who I am. These were spiritual experiences for me.
For the last several years, I’ve been Inspired by image making. I have had individual exhibitions in 2011 and 2012 and participated in numerous group shows.
Recently, I’ve been creating visual images that captures some aspects of being HIV+. This series, called The Materials of Survival, is part of an ongoing, evolving work. Using the drugs, pill bottles, blood vials and test results to build photographs and collages that reflect the unexpected symbols and emotions that being a long term survivor has created.
My photography is available through my website www.GrahamePerryPhotography.com.