This exhibition features portraits taken by Jeannie O‘Connor at four Centers for AIDS services in San Francisco, Oakland and Richmond from 1989-1995. As a guest artist for Sharon Siskin’s Positive Art classes, once a year, Jeannie set up a make-shift studio and brought in a view camera with Polaroid film. A long shutter release proved to be the best approach, allowing each sitter to control the timing of the shutter. Polaroid prints were passed around and enjoyed, leading to a festive communal experience for the participants and families.
Speaker: Gallery Talk and Reception with Jeannie O'Connor, Saturday, Nov. 4, 4:00-5:45 p.m., Skylight Gallery, 6th Floor