June 10, 2019
Sixth Street Photography at The Ramp Gallery
Thursday, June 4 – Wednesday, July 10, 2019
SOMArts, 934 Brannan St.
The Achromatic Garden
In 2000 SOMArts built a darkroom space for the Sixth Street Photography workshop. Jones, began teaching the advanced class, and went on to oversee the workshop entirely. It was a practice of the workshop to have new students learning black and white film photography to begin by photographing SOMArts garden. Jones continued this practice as a way of evaluating each student as well as, help them develop a creative voice and, emotional insight.
This exhibition is a compilation of Sixth Street Photography Workshop members over the past twenty years. SOMArts also presents this as a photography archive of the garden Rene Yañez so lovingly looked after for so many years.
Listen to the Artist:
About S. Renee Jones and Sixth Street Photography
Renée Jones has been a member of the Sixth Street Photography Workshop in San Francisco for 23 years, having joined during a time of homelessness. The workshop began 26 years ago when a non-profit housing corporation, Tenants and Owners Development Corporation (T.O.D.C.O.) wanted to give tenants living in their 6th Street (south of Market) building, a creative outlet during building renovations.
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