Charlotte Cotton

Artist lecture Wednesday, October 03, 2012 7PM
Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

British writer and curator Charlotte Cotton has served as the Creative Director of London’s Media Space, Curator and Head of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Curator of Photography at the Victoria & Albert Museum and Head of Programming at The Photographers’ Gallery, London. She has been a visiting critic and professor at colleges and universities throughout the US and England including Yale University, Cranbrook Academy of Art, University of California, Los Angeles and the Royal College of Art.

She has authored a number of books including The Photograph as Contemporary Art, Then Things Went Quiet, Guy Bourdin and Imperfect Beauty.


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.