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Women In Photography: Our Visual Voice At City College's Luxe Gallery


  • WHEN Friday, February 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
  • WHERE Luxe Gallery (San Diego City College, 5th Floor), 1081 16th Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Feb. 9 through March 8, the Luxe Gallery at City College hosts a curated exhibit of 50 of San Diego’s best photographers in "Women in Photography: Our Visual Voice," a collaboration with San Diego City College’s Photography Department, Nelson’s Photographic Supplies and Miller’s Professional Imaging.

Women are often under-represented in some fields, and photography is no exception, but this exhibit features some beautiful work in a variety of styles by some of San Diego’s most accomplished female photographers, presenting current trends in the industry.

About the Exhibition:
Other art in the exhibit runs the gamut from family portraiture to commercial work, fine art, and the exhibit kicks off on Friday, Feb. 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a reception where attendees can meet the featured artists and discuss their work.

The Luxe Gallery of Photography (5th floor of City College’s V Building-Career Technology Center)
1081 16th Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Parking: Parking is available on the street or in the paid parking structure at 17th and C Street.

Gallery Hours:
The Luxe Gallery is open 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Friday, or by appointment by contacting the gallery at (619) 388-3281.

About Monica Royal:
Fine art photographer and co-curator Monica Royal said, “This exhibit represents what professional female photographers are doing today. When we posted the call for entries, we asked them to submit work they were proud of, to submit images that were meaningful to them. Some of the images you will see may be client work and some will be personal passion projects, but every single image represents that photographer’s artistic voice. We’re here to celebrate women and their contribution to the photography industry.”

Royal specializes in macro photography and submitted a new piece to represent her body of work, “Whimsical Wish,” which features a natural element she picked up on a field trip to the desert and a lot of creative application of her Photoshop skills. “It’s a recent piece that I created with a lot of digital manipulation,” she said. “A real exercise in visual design. It’s a study in symmetry and it shows my personal growth in trying to master a sophisticated design aesthetic.”

About Natalie Chiles:
Photographer Natalie Chiles is new to San Diego and has found great support and camaraderie with Women in Photography. “I’ve found at tribe of women who support me, and this is huge in such a competitive industry,” Chiles said. “Being in the show as an equal among women I’ve long admired and aspired to be like - this is also a personal goal achieved.” Chiles’ piece is an example of modern school portraiture, an area that allows her to create a successful work/life balance. “Children provide so much expression, emotion, and energy that a traditional school portrait doesn’t convey. It’s time to honor each child individually, and it can be done.”

The 50 Featured Photographers: Monica Royal, Christianne Keila Dowd, Natalie Chiles, Ashley DuChene, Zeena Gregg, Marie Monfort, Kinda Arzon, Rosanna Barr, Melissa McClure-Vint, Terri Rippee, Kristin Rachelle Brown, Leyna Butcher, Andrea Gruber Matthies, Terran Bayer, Holly Ireland, Daniela Larsen, Julia Badei, Jennifer Dery, Jell Denny, Suzanne Ofeldt, Tiffany Allen, Marisa McBride, Zeynep Dogu Cameron, Valeria Alkan, Laura Popejoy-Henry, Jen Acosta, Erika Thorne, Ariel Dolfo, Kristen LiVigni, Chris Wojdak, Kate Mills, Janet Bark, Annie Laurie Haynes, Chrystal Walker Cienfuegos, Catherine Hatfield, Andrea Reeves, Sophie Crew, Robin Harris, Amber Barley, Katrina Murphy, Laura Bravo Mertz, Janis Foley, Amy Gray, Shelby Leininger, Delshad Xenakis, Jamie Street, Tess Desharnais, Sarah Layne, Traci Wutke and Jennifer Zarcone.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Promotional photo courtesy of Luxe Gallery.

Above: Promotional photo courtesy of Luxe Gallery.


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