is a Visual Artist and Educator. She specializes in digital imaging, photography, education, multi media arts and fine art printing in the Bay Area. An early advocate of the creative digital domain, she has been teaching and presenting electronic arts and photography at the institutional, organizational and individual levels nationwide since 1996 and has been a consultant to many of the industry’s leading professional photographers as they converted from film to a digital workflow. She has taught one-on-one and group courses at corporations and colleges such as The Rochester Institute of Technology, The SF Art Institute, Foothill College, and RayKo Photo Center. She is currently as Associate Professor at City College of San Francisco. Gentry grew up in Portland, Oregon and received her B.A. from The School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon in Eugene. She completed her M.F.A. at The School of Imaging Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her personal photographic projects explore issues of identity as expressed through the use of technology. She exhibits her art work internationally and serves on the the National Board of Directors for The Society for Photographic Education and the advisory board of Lensculture Magazine. (erikagentry.com
)Series: Ritratto Gratis.
The concept “Ritratto Gratis”
“Free Portrait” is not a new one among artists but one I felt was
fitting for the historical town of Assisi, Italy and inspired from the
following quote from St. Francis of Assisi. “Remember that when you
leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received–only
what you have given.” — St. Francis of Assisi