When Light Becomes Form: Processing Photography

  • Feb 22 - Mar 31, 2022
  • Fine Arts Gallery - Fine Arts Building

    1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94132

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Saturday, February 19, 2022 to Thursday, March 31, 2022

When Light Becomes Form: Processing Photography

How do we consider what makes a photograph in this time of merging and diverging technologies? Every photograph, regardless of format or process, begins with and can be simplified to being a product of light, time, and materiality – the recording of the image. When Light Becomes Form: Processing Photography explores a variety of unconventionally innovative, and sometimes antiquated, photographic techniques, and celebrates the subjectivity of the definition of photography. By reframing the way photography is traditionally presented, the exhibition highlights the way these ten artists tangibly shape light using the conceptual tool of time. Featuring Lisa K. Blatt, Rachelle Bussières, Adam Chin, Binh Danh, Chris Duncan, Amy Elkins, Kija Lucas, Felix Quintana, Ron Moultrie Saunders, and Andrew Wilson.

This exhibition is supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art, and SFSU's Instructionally Related Student Activities Fund.

Image credit:  Andrew Wilson “Point of Departure” (2015-2021) cyanotype on cotton (detail)



In accordance with the City of San Francisco's Vaccine Requirements, the Fine Arts Gallery will be requiring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for all visitors ages 12 years and older and will accept the following forms of verification: 

·         An original, a copy, or a picture of your CDC vaccination card 

·         Documentation from a healthcare provider 

·         Digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California

Masks will be required at all times for those over 2 years old.


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Date & Time

Feb 22 - Mar 31, 2022

Venue Details

Fine Arts Gallery - Fine Arts Building

1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94132

Fine Arts Gallery - Fine Arts Building
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