Remnants, Vision of the Headlands
The Academy of Art University’s 625 Gallery proudly presents Remnants: Visions of the Headlands, a group show curated by Connie Begg, Associate Director of the Graduate School of Photography. The exhibit highlights student work from her annual summer Photography Intensive course. This summer marks the tenth anniversary of the Marin Headlands project, which gives students the opportunity to travel across the Golden Gate Bridge and photograph on location, using a variety of processes and techniques.
One of Connie’s students, Torren, explains, “As a whole, the class is a great class because it forces us to interpret the location in our own [way], and each student’s work is vastly different.” The rich history of the Headlands, including the Miwok Indians, Fort Barry, Fort Cronkhite, and the 150-year-old Point Bonita lighthouse, presents a wide array of subject matter for its photographers.
The opening reception had an overwhelming turnout of family, friends, and the San Francisco community, filling the gallery and overflowing onto Sutter Street, in the heart of the First Thursday receptions. It is both fascinating and inspiring to see the remarkable photographs that our students have created during this rigorous summer course, culminating in this must-see group show, on display through July 28.