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Online Artist Talk:
Mark Citret, Bodies of Work
Wednesday, June 15, 12:00  -1:00pm Pacific Time
Free for members, $10 for non-members
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A writer (photographer) is not so much someone who has something to say as he is someone who has found a process that will bring about new things he would not have thought of if he had not started to say (photograph) them.”
-William Stafford

Please join us for this special program with acclaimed photographer, Mark Citret. He’ll show selections from his predominant bodies of work from the last 50+ years. The ultimate point will be that the seemingly universal desire people have (the photographer included) for work to be segmented into definable “bodies of work”— by chronology, subject matter, etc— is a misleading way to view a photographer’s work. It can certainly be useful and convenient, but still, Mark believes, misleading. This talk will be an amazing overview of the photographer’s work and process. Don’t miss this inspiring and rule-breaking artist talk!

Mark Citret has been a photographer and photo educator for over 50 years. His work is represented in prominent galleries and in the collections of major museums across the United States including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the New Orleans Museum of Art, amongst others. In the 1970s he lived and photographed for 2 years in upstate New York, creating a body of work published in the book Halcott Center: a Catskill Mountain Valley, with an introduction by Ansel Adams. His other books are a retrospective monograph: Along the Way (with introductions by Ruth Bernhard and Merrily Page), a Monterey Museum catalogue: Signs Taken for Wonder, and most recently Parallel Landscapes, photographs of a huge construction site in the southwest corner of San Francisco done from 1990 to 1993 (with an introduction by Al Weber). In 2015 he completed a 16 year commission from the University of California San Francisco, documenting the construction of their Mission Bay biotech campus and new hospital complex. Over the last five years he has been photographing extensively in the San Francisco Botanical Garden.

From 1982 to 2008 he taught photography at both UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz Extensions, and has taught classes and workshops for the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite, Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, and Santa Fe Workshops.

Mark has been an “Artist in Residence” in Yosemite National Park (2016), and Zion National Park (2019). He Lives in Daly City, California. To see more of Mark’s work, please visit his website. >

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