By Nathaniel Y. Downes
The Valley/El Valle: Photo-essays from California’s Heartland, the current photo exhibit hanging in City Hall was put on by The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries and curated by Ann Jastrab, Rayko’s gallery director. The exhibit highlights the work of nine photographers, two of which are City College instructors.
Ken Light who is teaching Business Practices of Photography this semester and teaches Documentary Photography in the spring shows selected works from his recent book Valley of Shadows and Dreams (Heyday 2012). Lou Demmatteis, who has taught Intermediate Photojournalism, shows a photo essay taken March 2, 1975 that features a march of United Farm Workers of America led by Cesar Chavez.
On Tuesday, Aug. 12, Ken Light and five other artists spoke about their work at the Koret Auditorium in the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch.
The photos can be seen at City Hall on the ground floor and in the North Light Court. The exhibition is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Sept. 19.
There are also 40 kiosks downtown featuring many of the photos included in the exhibit.