The woman, the myth, the legend, Annie Leibovitz is returning to San Francisco this weekend for a powerful new photo exhibit in Crissy Field.
The new visual storytellers of the San Francisco fashion world draw their inspiration from sources as varied as dance, fine painting, film, and their collective international upbringings (from Germany to Turkey). Meet four local fashion photographers whose stars are on the rise.
Oakland Photographer Brittani Sensabaugh Captures Portraits of Life in America's Most Dangerous Neighborhoods
I had known Brittani Sensabaugh for less than two minutes before she started crying. It was last Thursday morning at a well known cafe in Uptown Oakland. We had just sat down over mugs of hot chocolate, when she pointed out to me that we were the only two "melanin people" (her term for people of color) in the room. Then, in walked a young black man wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Unarmed Citizen.” Cue the water works.
The Bay Area brewing industry may feel awash with burly bearded dudes, but a growing number of women are beginning to change the face of the male-dominated field. San Francisco photographer Natalie Jenks set out to document the sea change with this series of portraits that spotlight the women behind your favorite brews.
Famed Photographer Todd Hido Celebrates Erica Tanov's 25th Anniversary With a Provocative Photo Book
Bay Area fashion girls worth their salt are well versed in the sartorial expressions of Berkeley designer Erica Tanov, who celebrates her line's 25th(!) anniversary this week with a very high-profile collaboration.
Thanks to the phenomenon of Instagram, photographers now transform our everyday lives into something more. By bringing magic to the mundane, Instagrammers have come to the forefront as influencers, leading lives that we lust for as we pore over their images in endless scrolling and liking. It is a new age for photojournalism. Here, meet five Bay Area photographers who made it thanks to Instagram.
It's hard to imagine a time when the image of Marilyn Monroe was not synonymous with glamour, but in 1949 the burgeoning starlet was just another struggling actress trying to make it in Hollywood.
For three years, between 2007 and 2010, San Francisco film editor Doug Walker travelled back and forth between the North Shore of Hawaii and his Bay Area home toting his video camera along with 30,000 old film slides and negatives containing images of surfers that had been snapped for Surfing magazine by notable photographers back in the 1970s. He had bought the magazine’s lost archive for just $800 at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, and an idea struck: He would set out to find the subjects in the pictures and the lensmen who had captured them. With this, The Lost & Found Collection came to be.
In a hole-in-the-wall on Ross Alley between Washington and Jackson Streets in Chinatown, you'll find one the city's hidden gems, Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory.