When Light Becomes Form: Processing Photography

Saturday, February 19, 2022 to Thursday, March 31, 2022

When Light Becomes Form: Processing Photography

How do we consider what makes a photograph in this time of merging and diverging technologies? Every photograph, regardless of format or process, begins with and can be simplified to being a product of light, time, and materiality – the recording of the image. When Light Becomes Form: Processing Photography explores a variety of unconventionally innovative, and sometimes antiquated, photographic techniques, and celebrates the subjectivity of the definition of photography. By reframing the way photography is traditionally presented, the exhibition highlights the way these ten artists tangibly shape light using the conceptual tool of time. Featuring Lisa K. Blatt, Rachelle Bussières, Adam Chin, Binh Danh, Chris Duncan, Amy Elkins, Kija Lucas, Felix Quintana, Ron Moultrie Saunders, and Andrew Wilson.

This is a free exhibition. Advanced reservations are required, along with masks and proof of vaccination. Please use this link to reserve a time to visit the exhibition.

Opening reception: Saturday, February 19th, 1pm to 3pm. Reservations to attend the opening reception can be made with this link.


This exhibition is supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art, and SFSU's Instructionally Related Student Activities Fund.