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The Billboard is Up!

The billboard with the image Tito Phil's Chair from the Family Spaces series went up on the corner of Mission and 14th Street in San Francisco earlier this month. Thank you to The Arts at CIIS curator Deirdre Visser for making me a part of this project.

About the Billboard Project:

In 2013 The Arts at CIIS is reaching outside the walls of the school and into the streets. Our first site is the billboard on the east side of the CIIS Main Building, visible from the highly trafficked intersection of 10th and Mission Streets. Over the course of the year, we will feature the work of ten artists, both emerging and mid-career, starting with Wendel White, Cristina de Middel, and Glynnis Reed. This forum allows us to expand our audience while inserting art into a space typically used for advertising. The curatorial focus this year is on contemporary artists navigating ideas around landscape—a landscape of memory, an emotional landscape, or a landscape of collective history.

Source: The Arts at CIIS


Thank You to Collect.Give Supporters

I've been meaning to share this thank you letter from the Guidance Center in Somerville, MA where $1,000 dollars was donated to them with the generous help of Collect.Give supporters. It is my niece's 13th birthday today and I thought this would be a good occasion to post it.

To my Filipino family, friends and supporters, Maraming Salamat po!

Collect.Give: After the Birthday party print


Wandering Series Featured on Fraction Magazine Issue 48

A big thank you to David Bram for featuring the Wandering Series on Issue 48 of Fraction Magazine. I am also humbled to be in the company of Richard Bram, Polly Braden and Eric Kim. To be quite honest, I didn't expect this at all. I've been quietly doing street photography for several years and sharing them here on my blog and a few on Flickr. When I heard back from David, I was very surprised. Thank you for seeing the potential in this body of work. 

Editor's Note:

I've been a fan of street photography for quite sometime, and I've had a desire to do a Street issue for as many years. But I have to be honest, this issue nearly killed me.

Let me explain.

Finding two male photographers who had solid street projects was not the problem. There are plenty of male street photographers out there in the world, and I am thrilled to show you the work of Richard Bram (no relation) and Eric Kim (cousins). But finding two female street photographers proved to be a bit of a task. I had to resort to posting to the Fraction facebook page, begging for help. Why is this?

Luckily, through the use of social media, I was able to find two, fantastic female photographers who are doing terrific photographic street work. I am very excited and pleased to show you the work of Stella Kalaw and Polly Braden.

Creating this issue has led me to think a lot about the nature of project themes and how men and women may be drawn to photograph different things. I would love to further this discussion on the Fraction Facebook page.

I hope you enjoy this issue.

-- David Bram, Editor-in-Chief


Two Features on Fototazo

Thank you very much to Tom Griggs for the opportunity to talk about process and to tell the story behind one of my images on Fototazo. Postcards is part of the Family Spaces project. 

A few months before, Lola's Kitchen was also featured. This image is from the Cubao series.


Collect.Give Book: A Wonderful Collaboration

For Collect.Give's next release, Heidi Romano (Unless You Will) designed a beautiful book- a compilation of all the prints offered for sale by the first 50 photographers involved in this project.

Also featured are essays written by Crista Dix (Wall Space Gallery), Darius Himes (Radius Books), Rachel Hulin, Miki Johnson, Larissa LeClair (Indie Photobook Library), Wally Mason, George Slade, Amy Stein, Alison Zavos (Feature Shoot) and Lisa Hostetler.

The book is available for sale at Magcloud and the proceeds will go to Heidi's charity, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


I am honored to be a part of this wonderful collaboration. My print, After the Birthday Party is one of the photographs featured in the book.

Three more prints are left for sale and I am truly excited that I am very close to my goal. Thank you so much to those who have helped me get this far. The holidays are around the corner and my wish is to donate the funds to The Guidance Center by the end of the year. I hope you will consider purchasing one for yourself and/or as a gift to your friends and family.


 Collect.Give has raised $29,990 by selling nearly 600 limited edition photographs by 50 photographers. The online charity photography gallery was founded in 2009 as a place to collect contemporary photography and to donate to worthy causes at the same time. The photographers featured on collect.give have pledged to donate 100% of the profits from their print sales to worthwhile causes they support.

The Photographers:

Jane Fulton Alt, Malu Alvarez, Jonathan Blaustein, Mark Brautigam, Jesse Burke, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, Katrina d'Autremont, Amy Eckert, Matt Eich, Jon Feinstein, Sarina Finkelstein, Elizabeth Fleming, Max. S. Gerber, Meggan Gould, Andrew Hetherington, Geoffrey Hiller, Peter Hoffman, Jon Horvath, Ben Huff, Dave Jordano, Stella Kalaw, Melissa Kaseman, Liz Kuball, Shane Lavalette, David Leventi, John Loomis, S. Billie Mandle, Kerry Mansfield, Mark Menjivar, Kevin J. Miyazaki, Annie Marie Musselman, Colleen Plumb, Susana Raab, Shawn Records, Ellen Rennard, Dalton Rooney, Jonathan Saunders, Manjari Sharma, Daniel Shea, Kelly Shimoda, Emily Shur, Allison V. Smith, Aline Smithson, Brea Souders, Sarah Sudhoff, Jake Stangel, Lacey Terrell, Sonja Thomsen, Susan Worsham and David Wright.