888 Pieces of We

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888 Pieces of We

199 Kahn's Alley
Oakland, CA 94612
July 30th, 2008 - September 8th, 2008
Opening: August 8th, 2008 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

East Bay
Wednesday- Friday 11am-5pm


The Oakland Art Gallery is pleased to present 888 Pieces of We: A Photo Memoir by Keba Konte. The exhibition will consist of 888 wooden photographs by Konte, taken throughout his life and depicting a variety of subject matter from all over the world.

The number 8 is of particular significance to Konte because he was born on August 8th, (8/8). A San Francisco native, Konte has been taking photographs since the age of 8 when he was inspired by watching his mother work in the dark room. Since then Konte has traveled around the country and the world, photographing his experiences along the way. The 888 photographs to be shown in this exhibition will be of a variety of subjects; as Konte puts it, “ images of protests and portraits, street movements and political movements, freaks, friends and family members…” Konte explains that the common thread running through his works is that each makes up part of his life’s journey. Keba Konte received degrees in Photojournalism and Black Studies from San Francisco State University and in Digital Photography from San Francisco Multimedia Studies Program. He has exhibited his work in numerous solo and group shows throughout California and the United States.