RAYKO PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Investigate themes in self-portraiture
Me, Myself, and I
Juried by David Hilliard
Hundreds of artists entered their images into the competition for Me, Myself, and I, picturing the individual. But David Hilliard, who creates large-scale multi-paneled color photographs, didn’t select images for the faint of heart. He whittled down the entries to just 30 pictures that are not just self-portraits; they are images of self-discovery and identity, pictures of friends, family, and place. Uncomfortable images of a father yelling at the camera, naked people either beautifully poised in a snow covered tree fort or laying face down full of needles or a photograph titled “Twins” depicting two slivers of a red cabbage shaved unbelievably thin. There is some humor amidst the tragic though with pictures of topless people wearing pleated khakis running around a field throwing wine at each other, and another of a man dressed like an elf lying in front of a fire place with an unlit cigarette…just when you think you’ve seen it all…Proceeds from this juried show will go to support PhotoAlliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the understanding, appreciation and creation of contemporary photography.
Stop by RayKo to see all these different investigations into the genre of self-portraiture. Your eyes will indeed be opened.
RayKo Photo Center & Gallery is a comprehensive photographic facility, located near the Yerba Buena Arts District, with resources for anyone with a passion for photography. Established in the early 1990’s, RayKo Photo Center has grown to become one of San Francisco’s most beloved photography darkroom spaces; it includes traditional b&w and color labs as well as a state-of-the-art digital department, a professional rental studio, galleries, and the Photographer’s Marketplace – a retail space promoting the work of regional artists. RayKo also has San Francisco’s 1st Art*O*Mat vending machine and a vintage 1947 black & white Auto-Photo Booth.
RayKo Gallery serves to advance public appreciate of photography and create opportunities for regional, national, and international artists to create and present their work. RayKo Gallery offers 1600 square feet of exhibition space and the Photographer’s Marketplace, which supports the work of Bay Area artists. RayKo also has an artist-in-residence program to further support artists in the development of their photographic projects and ideas.
RayKo Photo Center and Gallery
428 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107