Charlotte Cotton

Artist lecture Friday, April 11, 2014 7PM
Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

As she approaches the end of her time as a visiting scholar at California College of the Arts, British writer and curator Charlotte Cotton will discuss how her experience working with CCA undergraduate and graduate students is shaping her ideas about photographic culture. The lecture will also focus on the scope of her recent exhibition – Photography is Magic! (2012) – and the books Photographicness (2013) and the forthcoming publication, Photographic, which takes a broad view upon contemporary image making culture.

Cotton is the author of The Photograph as Contemporary Art (2004) and founder of Words Without Pictures (2008-9) and Eitherand.org (2012). She has previously held positions including Creative Director of London’s Media Space, Director of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photographs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.


Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

Pier 24 Photography is pleased to present the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program in collaboration with California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each year, the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program brings six photographers, writers, and curators to San Francisco to offer free and open lectures, and to work one-on-one with students at California College of the Arts.


Larry Sultan Photography Award


Awoiska van der Molen, #256-17, 2009

Awoiska van der Molen

Fall 2017 Residency
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

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The work of Awoiska van der Molen (b. 1972, Netherlands) develops from a desire to comprehend the core of the isolated world she photographs. In order to achieve the sense of solitude necessary to gain access to the stoic nature of the landscape, she spends long periods of time isolated in the natural environment. She takes time to experience the landscape and penetrates deep into the essence of the remote, hushed world created in her photographs. She immerses herself in the landscape, moves slowly, returns repeatedly and by doing so makes these unknown places her own. This gradual and solitary working process continues into the darkroom where her pictures are printed by hand—an intimate process—further imparting a unique stillness that emanates from her work.