Sarah Palmer was born in San Francisco, and lives in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from School of Visual Arts in 2008, where she was awarded an Aaron Siskind Scholarship, and her BA from Vassar College in 1999. Her work has been exhibited in the US and in Europe, at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, in satellite exhibitions at the New York Photo Festival in 2009 and 2011, and at Foam_fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, among others. Her photographs and writing have been published in print and online journals and exhibition catalogs. She was awarded the 2011 Aperture Portfolio Prize2011 Aperture Portfolio Prize in spring 2012 and has had solo exhibitions at the Wild Project, in 2010, and at Aperture Gallery in fall 2012. She is on the full-time photography faculty at Parsons The New School for Design and the Board of Directors of Rooftop Films.
Tereza Vlčková, 1983, Czech Republic, is a conceptual and fine-art photographer currently studying at the Silesian University in Opava, the Institute of Creative Photography. In 2007 she completed the series A Perfect Day, Elise… showing floating girls with a mountainous background. Since then she has been in numerous exhibitions amongst which are Paris Photo in 2010 and 2011 and the traveling reGeneration2 group show. Throughout her series we find deeper layers dealing with themes as fear, the self and dreams. In her series Two she photographed indentical twins in a scary forest setting. The project deals with the questions of the “I” and the psychology of how we perceive ourselves. She seeks a fine line between fiction and reality. Are all of the twins truly twins or have some been created merely showing an alter-ego of some of the girls? Her work has been featured in a large number of photography / art magazines and catalogs as Exit, Picnic and Photonews. The following images come from the series Mirrors Inside, Two and A Perfect Day, Elise...
Andreas Oetker-Kast is a freelance photographer based in Kiel, Germany. Following his studies in sociology he pursued a career in international public relations, first in Germany followed by a work stay in the United States. Upon his return to Germany in 2003 he turned to professional photography, specializing in documentary style and music photography. He was participating in seminars at the Ostkreuz School of Photography, Berlin from 2006-2009, first under the guidance of Michael Trippel (2006) followed by Werner Mahler (May 2007-2009). Since 2006 his work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Germany and internationally, was published in books and catalogs and selected prints are part of private and official collections.
Discover the work of 31 contemporary photographers from 12 countries in a remarkable group show — this week only — at Gallery 291 in San Francisco.
These are the 6 top winners from Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2010 plus 25 winners of honorable mention awards. Please join us in a celebration of this great work in an exquisite gallery space overlooking Union Square. The show is up now, and the opening party is Thursday April 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Don’t miss it!
Special thanks to PictopiaLabs.com (exhibition prints), Blurb.com (exhibition catalogs), Lesley Gasparetti (book design), Ghost Pines (wine), and Gallery 291 (incredible gallery space and friendly people).
291 Geary Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
After this premiere exhibition, this group show will travel to galleries in New York and Paris.