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“Illuminations”- Photography Exhibit Opening, Featuring Ruth Bernhard & John Wimberley

January 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Illuminations: Photo Exhibit and Film Premier. The photography of Ruth Bernhard & John Wimberley.  Robert Burrill’s documentaries, “John Wimberely – Metaphysic Light” and  “Ruth Bernhard – Illuminations”
Dates: January 25–March 5, 2014
Opening Reception: January 25, 2014, 1–5 p.m.
Showtimes: 1:30 p.m., Metaphysics of Light and 2:45 p.m., Illuminations.
Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, 50 Scott St (at Duboce), (415) 554-9522
Viewing hours: Tuesday–Thursday, 6–9 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Sundays, Noon–6 p.m..

Note: Please contact the photo center prior to viewing.

Harvey Milk Photo Center presents Illuminations featuring the photography of RUTH BERHARD & JOHN WIMBERLEY For the first time in 15 years, on the afternoon of Saturday, January 25, 2014, San Francisco Rec & Parks’ Harvey Milk Photo Center, directed by Dave Christensen, in collaboration with Joel Garzoli and the Garzoli Gallery, presents ‘Illuminations’ The Photography of Ruth Bernard and John Wimberley. During the opening day of the exhibit, from 1-5 p.m., guests will have the opportunity to view the World premiere of Robert Burrill’s documentary, “John Wimberely – Metaphysic Light” at 1:30 p.m., and the re-release of Burrill’s documentary, “Ruth Bernhard – Illuminations” at 2:45 p.m., which originally premiered in San Francisco, 1989.

In 1981 Ruth Bernhard, age 76, fell in love with John Wimberley’s, age 36, photograph “Descending Angel.” Soon after the two would meet to exchange photographs, a friendship formed in which two artists would continue to inspire each other.

“Berhard’s images have been published worldwide and in eight books from 1957 to 2000. Her photographic legacy can be found in prestigious museums and universities in Tokyo, San Francisco, Denver, New York, London, Mexico City, and Frankfurt. Today, Ruth joins the rankings of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston.”

~Robert Burrill John Wimberley’s photographs have appeared in over 70 exhibitions, multiple publications, and over 500 collections. He received the 2010 Oliver Rock Art Photography Awardfor his self-published book of American Indian rock art titled Evidence of Magic.

John Wimberley.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., (18 October 2012). Web (03 January 2014).


January 25, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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SF Rec & Park
(415) 831-2700


Submitter Name
Dave Christensen
Submitter Phone
415 470-3115
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Harvey Milk
50 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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