Mill Valley resident and photographer, Sharon Caplan Cohen, tells her story of working with The Image Flow while she was creating the images for her show, Renewal.
Sharon had been making flower Mandalas at her home and photographing them as a way of working through the grief of her mother’s death.
After my mother’s passing and many losses in my life, I found myself in an existential crisis. Daily there was a sense of bewilderment, grief and pain. What emerged was a year long journey making three dimensional mandalas and photographing them. Mysteriously, they started illuminating my soul, when the outward world appeared dry and confusing. The photographs came to represent a journey of loss and resurrection.
Barbara Hazen is a passionate photographer who recently turned her hobby into a career. She has been working with Stuart one-on-one for the past few years, and had a solo exhibit at The Image Flow in 2012. As part of an ongoing goal to challenge herself photographically, she entered her work into a highly competitive, national juried portfolio review… and was accepted! Read her story of the review experience.
Join us Saturday, March 23 for Hendrik Paul’s Light from within art opening. The exhibit includes stunning images of the up and coming fine art photographer, from his travels through Germany, Italy, Scotland, Ireland, Croatia, Poland, India and his home state, California.
This will be Jeff Zaruba’s second year teaching a class at The Flow. He likes to get into the “why” behind his students interest in photography, and help them understand their vision and curiosity. He finds working with the students incredibly rewarding as he helps them gain confidence and reach the next level of their artistic potential.
Here are just a few of the things that are keeping us busy.
The Jones Family by Liz Hingley, on behalf of Save The Children
The Image Flow hosted the live judging of PhotoPhilanthropy’s Activists Awards on Saturday. It was a full and fascinating day! Close to 50 photo essays were critiqued and culled down to finalists by a panel of 5 impressive judges: Margaret Aquirre, Phil Borges, Alexa Dilworth, John Isaac & Denise Wolff. A winner and 2 finalists were awarded in each of these three categories: Amateur, Student and Professional. Liz Hingley’s image (above) was part of a series that won The Activists Award in the Professional Category.
The live judging of PhotoPhilanthopy’s Activists Awards (at The Image Flow January 26th) has turned our attention to Photojournalism and its history. PhotoPhilanthropy’s Activists Awards PhotoPhilanthropy is a Private Family Foundation whose mission is to “…address critical social and environmental issues by providing nonprofits and photographers with the resources to work together to create images [...]
If you are a user of Instagram, whether you think its a great form of social media or think its a fun photography app, you should be aware of their privacy use.
We are starting to hang the show! This is our strongest Group Exhibit yet and we are so proud of the work. Make sure you stop by on Saturday! The fun starts at 6:30.
Here are stories about a few more pieces in the show.
Here are a few creative and unique gift ideas that could brighten up your Holidays!
The World Is Not My Home: Photographs by Danny Lyon is at the de Young though January 27. This exhibit sparingly covers his work from the early ’60 civil rights movement with the SNCC (Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) the Occupy Movement protests of 2011.