Binh Danh: This, Then, is San Francisco

When 6 Nov 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
Where Haines Gallery
49 Geary Street, 5/F
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
Enquiry (415) 397-8114

Binh Danh’s latest series of daguerreotypes focuses on the San Francisco cityscape—rendering scenic vistas, sites of civic engagement, and familiar street scenes all with the exquisite detail that only his chosen medium can capture. This body of work is many things at once: an homage to a place the artist loves; a nod to the daguerreotype albumen prints by pioneering photographers like Carleton Watkins and Eadweard Muybridge, who focused on the developing San Francisco metropolis during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; and a politically charged effort to freeze an important moment in San Francisco’s history—a dynamic time of economic growth, disparity and displacement.

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