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FotoFest 2016 Biennial

FotoFest 2016 Biennial

Meeting Place Reviewers

Elizabeth Corden and Jan Potts

Co-founders and Co-directors
Corden│Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
Corden|Potts Gallery, which is located in San Francisco, specializes in the work of outstanding contemporary photographers. The gallery opened in early 2009.

Our gallery is located at 49 Geary Street, a building housing about 15 galleries, including some of San Francisco's most prestigious. A number of galleries in the building focus solely on exhibiting photography.

The building, which is known by it's address–49 Geary–is considered to be the premier gallery building in the city. It is located right in the heart of the downtown shopping and tourist area and only a few blocks from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (closed for expansion at the moment). Because of it's convenient location and because of the number and quality of galleries located in the building, it is a "destination," meaning that it is a place that art-lovers and collectors who live in or visit the area make a point of visiting.

Both Elizabeth Corden and Jan Potts, the gallery’s co-founders and co-directors, have been curating photographic exhibits since 2000, including numerous group exhibits for the Bay Area Photographers Collective, which they helped found.

They have been reviewers at Lens Culture FotoFest Paris, Photolucida, Medium Festival, Filter Photo Festival and FotoFest Houston in the years since opening the gallery. Corden and Potts have also been jurors for competitions such as Critical Mass sponsored by Photolucida in Portland, OR (annually 2009 to 2015), The PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT (2012), The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO (2013), The World Affairs Council of Northern California in San Francisco (annually 2010-2013), Grand Prix de la Découverte/International Fine Art Photography Competition in Paris (2013).

The gallery mounts six to eight exhibits each year. A roster of artists the gallery represents and/or exhibits includes:

Jane Fulton Alt, Sharon Beals, Susan Burnstine, Andrea Camuto, John Chervinsky, Michael Crouser, Luis Delgado-Qualtrough, Jeri Eisenberg, Susan Friedman, Stephen Galloway, Charles Grogg, Tom Hawkins, Lauren Henkin, Max Kellenberger, Beth Kientzle, Isa Leshko, Kerry Mansfield, Bill Mattick, Beth Moon, David Pace, Lydia Panas, Ron Moultrie Saunders, Camille Seaman, Takeshi Shikama, Michael Starkman, Peter Steinhauer, Elisabeth Sunday, Jennifer B. Thoreson (Hudson), Jacqueline Walters, David Wolf, and Ewa Monika Zebrowski.

While most of the photographers represented/shown by the gallery are from the United States, the gallery also has shown the work of artists from Europe, Asia and the Americas.


Session Two
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