Opening Reception: Photography Without Camera
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Diego Rivera Gallery
SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus

Opening Reception: Photography Without Camera

On View: February 25–March 1
Opening Reception: February 26 | 5–7pm (artist talk at 5:30)
Performance Times:
     Tuesday, February 26 | 5pm–7pm
     Wednesday, February 27 | 1pm–3pm
     Thursday, February 28 | 10am–8pm
     Friday, March 1 | 10am–8pm

In 1945, America’s first Fine Art Photography department was established at the San Francisco Art Institute. Today, students all over the world choose to pursue their photography art career here. However, photography as an art medium changes much faster than other traditional mediums. In terms of technological impact, “Photography Without Camera” explores the meaning of photography within today’s world, as well as highlighting the diverse and varied techniques of image making.

In “Photography Without Camera”, we aim to the definition of photography by removing the physical camera and site-specific shooting to emphasize the relationship between the artist and their vision of the world. By abandoning the accepted aura of the camera, we challenge the viewer to rethink the role of the camera within today’s world.

Featured Artists: Christian Bissett, Lexygius Sanchez Calip, Henry Chambers, Tianhu Kang, Ans Li, Sang Chi Liu, Mengmeng Lu, Giuliana Funkhouser, Julia Fairbrother, and Qi Shen

Curated by Sang Chi Liu.

Image: Christian Bissett, Road 400, Fresno County, 2018.