Medium Festival of Photography starts this week

2016 Medium Festival of Photography

California’s premier festival of photography returns to the Lafayette Hotel this week. The 2016 Medium Festival offers many free events, exhibitions, book signings, a portfolio sharing night with 65 photographers, as well as lectures by some of today’s prominent voices in photography. Complete event information is available on the Festival website<>, with passes available at the Lafayette Hotel beginning Thursday. The Medium Festival of Photography runs Oct. 20-23.


Keynote Lecture with Penelope Umbrico

Join New York based artist Penelope Umbrico on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7pm for the Medium Festival of Photography’s 2016 Keynote Lecture<>. Umbrico’s work examines our relationship with photographic images and how new technology is shaping the creative possibilities of the medium. Tickets for the lecture are available beginning Thursday, Oct. 20 inside the Lafayette Hotel.


Daylight Books Fall 2016 launch party

Join Daylight Books on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 8-10pm for a book release and signing by 5 recently published artists, including Vincent Cianni, Barbara Kyne, Mark Marchesi, Nish Nalbandian and Michael Paganelli. The event is FREE and held on the pool veranda at the Lafayette Hotel. Complete information is available on the Medium Festival website<>.


Open Show San Diego #2

Open Show San Diego hosts 3 participating photographers on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 7-8pm to present their work as part of an open community discussion. The artists include Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin, Jason Pearson, and Amy Kanka Valadarsky. Complete information is available on the Open Show website<>.

Exhibitions opening this week


Size Matters at Low Gallery

Low Gallery<> and the Medium Festival of Photography present the second annual Size Matters exhibition highlighting photographic works smaller than 10". Curated by Allie Haeusslein of Pier 24 Photography<> (San Francisco) the show draws on submissions of photographs from Asia, Europe, North and South America. An opening reception with participating artists takes place Saturday, Oct. 22 from 7-10pm. Several San Diego artists are included in the exhibition.

Exhibitions (ongoing)

George Tice: Urban Landscapes<>
Joseph Bellows Gallery, through Oct. 28

Javier Alonzo: Yosemite<>
Scarlet Letter Bookstore, through Oct. 29 (Normal Heights)

David Harrison: Weber Bakery to Bread and Salt<>
Bread and Salt, through Oct. 31 (Barrio Logan)

With Abandon: Works by SDSU Alumni 2011-2016<>
SDSU Downtown Gallery, through Nov. 6

The Uses of Photography: Art, Politics, and the Reinvention of a Medium<>
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (La Jolla), through Nov. 10

DeLIMITations: A Survey of the 1821 United States – Mexico Border<>
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (downtown), through Nov. 27

Matt Eich: Carry Me Ohio<>
jdc Fine Art, through Nov. 30 (artist’s reception Oct. 22)

AJA Project<>
Gallery open Friday, 3-6pm

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