SAN News

Joe Schwartz: Folk Photography - Poems I've Never Written now open to the public...

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The exhibition is open Tues - Fri, 10am-6pm, and Saturday, noon-5pm. If you would like to schedule a school or group visit, please contact Jennifer at info@smithandersennorth.com.                     

The Golden Decade book to be released by Steidl in Spring 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

    SMITH ANDERSEN NORTH is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of THE GOLDEN DECADE: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts, 1945-1955, by German publisher Steidl in the Spring of 2015. Written by William Heick, Ira Latour and C. Cameron Macauley, all former students of the program, and edited and compiled by Victoria and Ken Ball, the…

SAN gallery announces Upcoming Exhibition - Joe Schwartz: FOLK Photography - Poems I've Never Written

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Smith Andersen North is excited to announce our Upcoming Exhibition - Joe Schwartz: Folk Photography (Poems I've Never Written). The show, comprised primarily of vintage gelatin silver prints from the 1930s and 1940s, will run from January 31-March 7, 2015 with an Opening Reception on January 31st from 6-9pm.   Joseph Schwartz was born in 1913 in Brooklyn. Growing up…

John Upton's Jungle Road Opening a reunion, of sorts, for The Golden Decade photographers

Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Photographer John Upton poses with his 40 x 60 LightJet print, Untitled (Rainforest), at the December 13th opening of his first solo show with the gallery, The Jungle Road (Photo: Rebecca Lukens)   Stefan Kirkeby (holding a limited edition copy of The Golden Decade book, soon to be published for wide release) with Golden Decade photographers Stan Zrnich, David…

Limited edition photogravure box sets, including Malick Sidibé: Mali Twist & Daido Moriyama: Kagero now available for purchase online.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

 In 2013, Smith Andersen North opened its publishing arm, producing limited-edition hand drawn copper plate photogravure sets housed in custom linen display boxes with some of the world's most renowned photographic artists. Recent projects include Malick Sidibé: Mali Twist, produced in conjunction with André Magnin, and Daido Moriyama: How to Create A Beautiful Picture, produced in collaboration with Little Big Man Books. Editions are now available for purchase…

Smith Andersen North hosts FAUNA, a photographic competition juried by William Wegman

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Smith Andersen North Gallery proudly hosts FAUNA: A photographic competition juried by renowned artist William Wegman.   This past summer, the non-profit organization PhotoAlliance put out a call for entries and the world responded!  More than 1600 images from across the globe were whittled down to 50 prints by William Wegman. The show features 50 interpretations on a theme and…

Smith Andersen North presents upcoming show Greenfield on Greenfield.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Please join us for an opening reception: September 6, 2014, 6-9 pm                            

Smith Andersen North Presents "The Golden Decade" at Mumm Napa Gallery

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts, 1945-1955 is on view at Mumm Napa Gallery from Frebruary 15 through July 13, 2014. Exhibited and available for purchase are works by 32 artists who emerged from the first 10 years of the school's ground-breaking photography program established by Ansel Adams and developed by Minor White. Artists include Rose…

Join Smith Andersen North at Photo LA

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Please join Smith Andersen North at Booth 308. We are featuring two limited edition photogravure publications by Daido Moriyama and previewing our new photogravure edition Mali Twist, by Malick Sidibé. We are also showing the work of Klea McKenna, Philip Hyde, Peter Combe, Benjamen Chinn, and artists from the Golden Decade at the California School of Fine Arts, from 1945…

SAN artist David Johnson featured on Forum/KQED

Friday, August 9, 2013

 African-American photographer David Johnson grew up in segregated Florida, and says his life changed the moment he moved to San Francisco to study with Ansel Adams in 1945. Johnson's photographs of San Francisco's African-American community in the 1940s and '50s, including the thriving jazz clubs in the Fillmore, captured a city and people in the midst of change. Johnson and his…