Photo Exhibit Captures Change in San Francisco

From an ongoing project following Shannon Fulcher in Oakland.

Photo by Sam Wolson, from an ongoing project following Shannon Fulcher in Oakland.

Status Update is a new exhibition of documentary photography and video about change, chance, and inequality in the San Francisco Bay Area. Curated by Pete Brook and Rian Dundon, the exhibition spans the work of 14 photographers who have been documenting life in the Bay Area, some of them for decades. The curators emphasize their “deliberate and slower approaches to documentary work,” more a “take a step back and look at what’s happening” than just relying on gut reactions.

From the curators:

Looking at these images we see second-generation hippies and first-time homeowners. Tech dreamers, young parents, students and service workers, too. Their paths are interrelated. There are no easy victims or villains. Only a spectrum of experience.

Photo by Lily Chen, from the series, 'Occupy Bay Area'

Photo by Lily Chen, from the series, ‘Occupy Bay Area’

Chanslor and 4th Street. Richmond, Calif. 2009.

Photo by Paccarik Orue, Chanslor and 4th Street. Richmond, Calif. 2009.

You’ll see works from Sam Wolson, who chronicles his friend Shannon Fulcher’s life in Oakland; Lily Chen, who photographed Occupy Bay Area; Paccarik Orue, who took the foggy, peaceful photo of the Richmond above; and many other great photographers.

Status Update opens Friday, with workshops and film screenings through out the weekend.

Status Update, presented by Catchlight
November 13-15
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA

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