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New Catchlight Exhibition to Feature Change, Chance & Inequality
Nov 2nd 2015 Posted in: Blog 0
Untitled. Oakland, Calif. 2011. From the series, "Occupy Bay Area." Photo © Lily Chen. Catchlight Exhibition

Untitled. Oakland, Calif. 2011. From the series, “Occupy Bay Area.” Photo © Lily Chen.

Catchlight’s latest live event will highlight photography and video about change, chance, and inequality in the Bay Area.

Catchlight was founded by social documentary photographer Nancy Farese to help share connect committed photographers and visual storytellers with their audiences through traditional media as well as across innovative new platforms to connect. Status Update is a live event November 13 – 15 organized by Catchlight to highlight photography and video about change, chance, and inequality in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Status Update looks at the changing lives of Bay Area residents and the support structures on which everyone relies: housing, healthcare, policing, education, and jobs. The exhibition will feature works by Lily Chen, Janet DeLaney, Sergio De La Torre, and nearly a dozen others.

“Looking at these images we see second-generation hippies and first-time homeowners. Tech dreamers, young parents, students and service workers, too. Their paths are interrelated. There are no easy victims or villains. Only a spectrum of experience,” says Catchlight.

Catchlight was founded by Marin County-based social documentary photography Nancy Farese, who also serves as board chair. Nancy’s work chronicles the efforts of nonprofits in the field, including refugee camps in Sudan and Uganda, post-disaster areas in Haiti and Liberia, and the local communities of San Francisco and New Orleans.

“We intend to create a template for these social conversations and exhibitions of photography, video, and other arts directed at specific social issues—in this case equality and opportunity in San Francisco 2015,” says Nancy.

The event will be held at SOMArts in San Francisco November 13 – 15. The opening reception will be Friday, November 13 at 6PM, with additional events throughout the weekend.

Visit the Catchlight website for more information.

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