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Erika Gentry

Posted by Shawn Tamaribuchi on 11/1/2012 to interviews


Erika Gentry 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”or “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

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10 Questions with RayKo Instructor
Johnna Arnold

Posted by Shawn Tamaribuchi on 10/24/2012 to interviews


Over Shellmound, I-80, Oakland, CA

Johnna Arnold
is an artist, photographer, educator and food-biased-gardener based in Oakland, CA. After growing up in the Bay Area she accidentally developed a severe photographic habit while studying with Stephen Shore and Larry Fink at Bard College, in Annandale, NY. After completing her B.F.A. in 1996 Johnna worked on an educational farm in slightly-upstate New York and traveled with Bread and Puppet (a political puppet theater in Vermont). Upon her return to the Bay Area Johnna returned to her studies gaining a more well-rounded arts education and earning her Masters in Fine Arts from Mills College in 2005. Johnna received a Murphy- Cadogan fellowship award, a Jurors award from Alison Gass of S.F. MoMA, is part of the Alameda County Arts Registry, the BayVAN Registry, and has been a SECA Art-Award nominee. Johnna has taught and created curricula for many aspects of photography- from the pinhole camera to Digital Photography at Mills College, Sprout Creek Farm, and presently at Rayko Photography in San Francisco. Her artwork has been shown multiple places including the Oakland International Airport, Headlands Center for the Arts, Mills College, UNESCO Paris, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, S.F. MoMA Artists Gallery, and S.F. Camerawork. (johnnaarnold.com | traywick.com/gallery/arnold)

10 Questions with RayKo Instructor
Audrey Jones

Posted by Shawn Tamaribuchi on 10/18/2012 to interviews

Audrey Jones received her B.F.A. in Photography at the University of Georgia in Athens. She has had multiple shows throughout Georgia and California. After graduating, she worked in New York City in various photography studios and businesses. Since moving to the Bay Area she has been teaching photography classes at a studio in the East Bay, as well running its facilities. She also coordinates the classes at RayKo and is one of RayKo’s Darkroom staff members. She is currently working on a project documenting residents living on the Oakland waterfront...

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