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 Margaretta has also produced artist books and portfoli- os in small editions. Her body of work also includes the books she produces for private clients.
On January 31, 2000 Berkeley Symphony performed the world premiere of a symphony, commissioned by Kent Nagano, entitled "Berkeley Images," which was inspired by Margaretta’s photogravure portfolio, Dance for Life: The California Dance Legacy of Isado- ra Duncan.
Margaretta’s photographs and projects have been in dozens of exhibitions across the country. Her work in film includes a 16-minute piece for the exhibit, Dance for Life at the Oakland Museum of California. Mitchell also wrote and produced Fire, Ruin, Renewal, a 23-min- ute documentary film on the firestorm of 1991, shown in the Oakland Film Festival (2012) and the Berkeley Film Festival (2013).
Nasim Moghadam
Nasim Moghadam is a visual artist and educator work- ing across multiple disciplines, including photography, video, and sculptural installations. Her work attempts to deconstruct the roles of power and gender in Mid- dle Eastern Culture in order to address subjects such as femininity, discrimination, and identity. She is interest- ed in bringing to light the restrictions and limitations placed on females and their bodies. Nasim received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2018 and her BFA in graphic design from Azad University, Cen- tral Tehran Branch in 2002. Moghadam has received awards from H. A. R. D. Foundation, New Genres Out- standing Graduate Award from San Francisco Art Insti- tute, along with residencies at Kala Art Institute, and Building 180. Her works have been exhibited widely including at the San Francisco Art Commission, South- ern Exposure, Minnesota Street Project, Aggregate Space Gallery, Kala Art Gallery, Smith Andersen North Gallery, PhotoCentral Gallery, New York Photo Fes- tival in both New York and South Korea, Arion Press, Adobe Art Gallery, etc.
Bill Moy
An Introspection Journey Through Pinhole Images
Camera Obscura is also known as Pinhole camera. It is a camera with a tiny pinhole of about .009 inch. The camera is a small light proof box with no lens, no viewfinder, and has only a manually operated shutter. The pinhole camera is a film based camera. I use a pin- hole camera because it frees me from dependence on technology and control. Pinhole images are dreamy, moody, magical, and soft. They are kind of surreal. Be- cause there is no viewfinder I have to pre-visualize the
images and the composition. With the extremely small aperture it requires long exposure time. Images creat- ed with this historical technique reflect my moods and inner emotions. The improvisation of a pinhole image is what intrigues me. These images are from the places that I have traveled. They are places that give me peace and a place for introspection.
Jackson Nichols
I had never planned to go to Mongolia. It wasn’t even on my radar as a destination. And then one Sunday morn- ing last October, I get a call from Oliver Klink. "Hey Jackson, do you want to go to Mongolia?" Long pause. "Sure," I say. "Good" he said, "We leave Saturday." Holy cow! Six days to prepare for a 3-week trip halfway around the world! Thus began my adventure.
I spent two weeks with a group of 10 workshop partici- pants photographing and videotaping the Kazakh Eagle Hunters of the western Mongolia. Spending time with families in their homes and experiencing a bit of their nomadic lifestyle, I am humbled by the experience. Ev- eryone we visited was welcoming and generous. I found them all very receptive to being photographed, and exhibited great pride in sharing their traditions. I doc- umented my experience using my Canon 80D to take both digital still and video images.
Wendy Nieves
I grew up posing for my grandfather who always used a Polaroid and carried it with him to any family gathering. That’s probably how I learned to count to 60.
My mother had some sort of Instamatic most of my life, and slide shows were a regular event at our house. She is in very few photos as a young mother because she was always behind the camera.
I’ve always had a point and shoot camera for most of my adult life, but it’s just been the last few years that I’ve spent serious time learning more about the art of pho- tography using a DSLR camera.
I am fortunate to have almost unlimited time to practice and am still playing with favorite subjects or different techniques. My favorite subjects so far seem to be re- flections and candid shots of children.
María Ochoa
Sheltering in Place Series
Pandemic physical distancing ended my walks in town documenting people and events. Reaching out to fami- ly and neighbors, I asked them to pose for "Sheltering in Place: 6 Feet Portrait Series." I used an 85mm lens
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