Pier 24: Collected May 2, 2016-February 28, 2017

Pier 24 in San Francisco presents: Collected, debuting May 2 through February 28, 2017. Pier 24 is located at The Embarcadero in San Francisco. Admission is free and open by appointment Monday through Friday 9:00-5:15p.m. For more information www.pier24.org

Collected—the eighth exhibition at Pier 24 Photography—brings together photographs from the Pilara Foundation and other Bay Area collections. Nine collectors were invited to select works from their holdings that reflect their interests in the medium. The exhibition thus offers a lens on various collecting approaches, with some collectors focusing on the work of particular artists or on specific art historical movements or themes, and others developing their own criteria, whether deliberately or unconsciously. Spanning the last hundred years of the medium, the selections on view here reflect each collector’s strong understanding of photography while also highlighting the singular sensibilities guiding the deeply personal act of collecting. Yet for all their variety, the assembled photographs also reveal the shared traits that unite all passionate collectors: curiosity and discipline paired with rigorous study and close looking.

Thank You For A Wonderful Evening!

A big thank you to everyone who came out to see David Butow’s presentation The Essence Of The Image last night. It was a pleasure seeing the photography community turn out for such a talented photographer. Stay tuned for information in the coming weeks about David’s upcoming Zen Photography Workshop. Thanks again for an exceptional evening.

More of David Butow’s photography can be seen on the following websites. 

The Essence of the Image with photojournalist David Butow

Please join Camera West Walnut Creek as we welcome photojournalist David Butow for a stirring discussion of his photography. David has followed his passion around the world to Afganistan, Burma, Iraq, Peru, and Yemen. His photographic coverage of the 2011 Japanese tsunami, the 2008 earthquake, as well as social issues in the United States has won awards from World Press Photo, Communication Arts, American Photography Anual, Photo District News, and others. His current project, Seeing Buddha has been published in the New York Times and National Geographic magazine.

Butow’s photographs have been exhibited in various venues such at the Asia Society and United Nations in New York and Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, France. He is a member of Redux Pictures and has been a guest lecturer at many institutions including the Annenberg Space for Photography, Stanford University and Brooks Institute of Photography. His commercial and editorial clients have included National Geographic Books, Apple and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


Please join us for a Camera West, hands-on, field workshop in and around the western movie set village of Pioneertown, 4 miles from Yucca Valley. There is an amazing variety of subject matter to photograph. We can explore black and white, panoramic, still life, landscape, and people photography. We will learn to manage color, light, mood, composition and design by increasing our visual awareness.

We will begin with a 1 PM seminar. There will be a staged gun fight at 2:30 PM followed by picture scouting and coached photography until a 4 PM progress review.  Free photo time continues until 7PM. Food and facilities are available.

Please RSVP soon. We are limited to only 10 participants. Cost is $195/person.

Please contact gary@camerawest.com or call 760.992.5422.

Light, Composition & Design with Gary Faye

Please join us at Camera West in Rancho Mirage for a motivating seminar of inspirational picture ideas. This monthly workshop I’ll explore how pictures are made with more impact, drama and expression. We will consider many successful image examples of people, still life and the great outdoors. Unleash your creativity by becoming more aware of light, graphic design, perspective, tension, mood, color, and how to control these various elements.

This casual presentation is appropriate for all levels of photographers there will be time for open conversation, questions and refreshments. Please RSVP early as each monthly session will be limited to just 12 participants.

Thursday 3/17/16 6:30-8:30 PM.

Cost us $50 per person

Please call or email Camera West Rancho Mirage for more info or to sign up.

760-992-5422 or gary@camerawest.com