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2nd Saturday Roadmap: Celebrate Photography Month

2nd Saturday is upon us and we're celebrating the near half-way point of the inaugural Photography Month Sacramento! Follow Sacramento365's roadmap for a photogenic Saturday adventure! Keeping it on the Grid My first stop of…

2nd Saturday is upon us and we’re celebrating the near half-way point of the inaugural Photography Month Sacramento! Follow Sacramento365’s roadmap for a photogenic Saturday adventure!

Keeping it on the Grid

My first stop of the day will be to Crocker Art Museum for the PERSPECTIVES: A Juried Exhibition of Photography by College and High School Students. In partnership with Viewpoint Gallery, the Museum is showcasing photographic works by students throughout the area.

Before I head over to the California Museum, I’ll grab brunch at one of my favorite go-to spots, Cafeteria 15L. You can’t go wrong with their Southern Benedict and a glass of bubbly.

After fueling up on the delicious meal, I will head over to the California Museum for The Newest Americans exhibit. The exhibit features portraits by Sam Comen and interviews by Michael Estrin capturing the experiences of 28 immigrants from 23 countries of origin, prompting discussion on America’s legacy as a nation of immigrants and the future of the American dream.


The Newest Americans
Images by Sam Comen.


Later in afternoon, I’ll head over to the Clunie Community Center in East Sacramento for the Inside Photography: Food, Interiors, and Portraits.  Inside Sacramento features more than 1,000 local photos or food, drinks, objects, interiors, locales, events, and portraits. Each month Inside Publications publishes more than a 100 local photos in their 5 neighborhood magazines. This event is an opportunity to learn about the challenges in taking photos for both books and magazines, and well as working as staff or as a freelancer. The event will also cover how the self-publishing process was used for Sacramento’s first published visitor’s guide to 101 neighborhood places.

After an insightful session, I will head over to one of East Sacramento’s newest hotspots, Allora for a modern Italian seafood experience.

My final stop of the night will be to CLARA Midtown for the Salty AF: Salt Ball Vogue Off and Dance Party, hosted by Activism Articulated and the West Coast House of Lauren. (Note that this event is for Ages 21+.)


Photo courtesy of Activism Articulated


Going off the Grid

Fun fact: You do not need to be in Downtown or Midtown to take in the Photography Month celebrations! Here’s a few of our top picks for “off the grid” 2nd Saturday fun:

Photographing People Workshop
Historic Locke
Sat 10am-2pm

With examples of images of others and his own work, Motlow will lead an event/workshop on photographing people. Follow by taking the thoughts and reactions from what you have seen and heard to then explore what you can come up with using yourselves, fellow participants, and friends as the subject.


Photographing People Workshop
Photo by James Motlow


Art of the Airport Tower
Aerospace Museum of California
Sat 10am-4pm

Go on a photographic journey to airports in the United States and around the globe. Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo’s 50 striking photographs on special display (along with informative captions) reveal the architectural, cultural, and technological significance of each of the featured towers. This one-of-a-kind view of airport towers will change the way you think about flight.


Art of the Airport Tower
Photo by Carolyn Russo.


Mammoth Wet-Plate Darkroom Bus and Camera Demo by Luther Gerlach
American River College
Sat 2pm

Luther Gerlach is one of the photographers responsible for the resurgence of wet-plate collodion photography in contemporary art. He has demonstrated photographic processes at the J.Paul Getty center for 20 years. He travels the world in a converted darkroom bus for mammoth plates and created the only existing see-through, functional camera and darkroom chamber where small plates are shot and processed before your eyes.

Full a full schedule of Photography Month Sacramento events, click here.



Looking for more artsy outings? Check out the 2nd Saturday page on Sacramento365! Whatever you choose to do, be sure to use the hashtag #Sacramento365 to share your adventure with us.

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