Among the last of the German tenant farmers picking cotton,  East Texas, 1976, Wendy Watriss

Among the last of the German tenant farmers picking cotton, East Texas, 1976, Wendy Watriss

Wendy Watriss

June 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm 

San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, Ca (at Jones Street) 


Wendy Watriss is a photographer, curator, journalist, and writer. She is co-founder of FotoFest, the internationally known photographic arts and education organization based in Houston, Texas and has served as the artistic director there since 1991.

She began her professional career as a reporter and writer for national newspapers in the U.S. and later produced news documentaries for national public television in New York. In her editorial and photojournalistic work, she covered the 1968 political upheavals in East and Central Europe, the effects of drought in the African Sahel, civil wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador, the lives of U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War affected by the herbicide Agent Orange, and the political history of Texas’ cultural frontiers.

Her photographic work has been published and exhibited worldwide and she is the recipient of numerous international awards for her photography.

Please note this is a rare THURSDAY evening presentation.

Tickets available at the door 7:00 pm

Suggested Donation: $10.00 general admission, $5.00 students with ID

From Robert Dawson Workshop, 2012 ©  Thom Sempere

From Robert Dawson Workshop, 2012 © Thom Sempere

2014 Sea Ranch Workshop | Robert Dawson

3 Days:
Friday October 31 - Sunday November 2, 2014
4:00 pm Friday - 12 pm Sunday

Location: Sea Ranch, Sonoma County
Accommodations: TBD

The Sonoma Coast is just far enough removed from the Bay Area to feel completely different but close enough to be accessible. Our workshop will look at the human impact on this spectacular coastline and on the natural beauty of this California gem. We will visit and photograph the fascinating history of the 19th century Russian fort at Ft. Ross State Historic Park and the creepy history of the setting for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie The Birds in Bodega Bay.  We will also spend time at some of the most interesting geology that can be readily seen anywhere along California's spectacular coast.  The Sonoma Coast State Beach, the Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve and the other-worldly Salt Point State Park will be some of the highlights of our trip.

We will spend Friday evening getting acquainted, talking about the area and beginning to look at work. The early morning light at this time of year will draw us to the landscape along the coast. We will visit and photograph several natural landscapes and historic points of interest. At mid-day we will meet again to continue to look at work and have lunch. As the afternoon light improves we will again visit many sites of extraordinary beauty. On Saturday evening we will continue the workshop by having dinner together. Sunday morning will give us another opportunity to explore the beautiful landscape of the Sonoma Coast. The workshop will conclude on Sunday at noon.

© William Wegman

© William Wegman

William Wegman Juried Exhibition "Critters" @  Smith Anderson North

Opening Reception:
October 25th, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Smith Andersen North Gallery
20 Greenfield Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Critters is a benefit exhibition/competition for PhotoAlliance. The show will be juried in September and prints will hang on the walls at Smith Anderson North Gallery with an opening date of October 25th.

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