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 Even though I have been photographing for many years, after the loss of my daughter Erika, I found that pho- tography helped me appease the great loss. Now that I have more time, I would like to continue pursuing the photographic process.
Marcela Griffin
Artist Biography: Marcela Griffin was born and raised in Lima, Peru, although California has been her second home for over fifty years. She is a retired teacher, a pro- fession she truly loved. Her avocation is photographing landscapes and bringing the feelings nature offers to her art. She works with Black & White film, which she sometimes scans to create a digital image. She also pho- tographs in color with a digital camera. Recently she is adding poetry to her creative work. She shares her mi- nor obsession for photography with her best friend, her husband, Curtis.
Wendy Hannum
Wendy Hannum is a local photographer in San Rafael, but she travels much of the year photographing endan- gered wildlife and culture. Her interest in photography started early in her brother’s makeshift darkroom, but became serious after she experienced the polar bear mi- gration in Canada in 2006. Recently, her love of horses led Ms. Hannum to photograph some of the most beau- tiful horses of Europe. Her images add a different per- spective on the normal we see vs. the extraordinary we can imagine.
In addition to PhotoCentral’s Spring Show, Ms. Han- num has exhibited her images at Dominican University, Krause Center for Innovation, the Forum in Cupertino,
She has written two books, A Child’s Introduction to Wildlife and Polar Footprints. Contact Ms. Hannum at or her web- site
Ronald Hasemeyer
I got my first camera around 1970 when I was a teen- ager. It was an Instamatic that you put a film cartridge into the back. In junior college, I needed humanities, and photography sounded interesting. I learned about composition, what "trite" meant, and started learning how to visualize what I like in photography (art).
Then the real world entered and I was still able to take photographs at times, but...I still watched what was going on (occasionally doing some photographs), but mostly just followed changes and started to hear about digital photography. Around 2000 I purchased my first digital camera – a Polaroid point and shoot.
I am still exploring photography, listen to other photog- raphers, take occasional workshops.
Susan Hatcher
Susan Hatcher started her photography journey with PhotoCentral roughly 15 years ago. She started off like a petrified extra in a horror movie, plagued by the usu- al fears of “I’m afraid people won’t like my work”and “Did I just really take a photo of my finger?!" But through the years, she has learned to embrace her fears and trust herself as an artist. Willing to break through a chain-link fence and feign ignorance at the No tres- passing sign or stare over the edge of any cliff, as long as she looks through a view finder, she has learned that
 She started off like a petrified extra in a horror movie, plagued by the usual fears of “I’m afraid people won’t like my work” and “Did I just re- ally take a photo of my finger?!” But through the years, she has learned to embrace her fears and trust herself as an artist.
 and Villa Marin. Her images in polar regions were part of the “Wildlife Beyond Borders” exhibit throughout the Bay Area.
Her photography has won numerous awards in juried exhibitions; most recently, Black & White Fine Art Magazine’s 2020 “Spotlight” award for “The Storytell- er” from China.
– Susan Hatcher
she is willing to do anything to get what she thinks is the perfect shot. Photography has given her the strength to be herself and be creative in a way she never knew she could be.
Glenn Hemanes
I enrolled in a darkroom class at PhotoCentral in 1987 and with the guidance of Kate and Geir Jordahl I learned

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