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Empty Room – Copyright Mark Citret

Mark Citret

It’s very exciting to have one of the great, west coast masters with us this year, not only to present and share with us his new book, “Parallel Landscapes”, but to also lead a one-day workshop here at Photostock 2016. Mark Citret’s work is known far and wide and his new book was recently a huge success through a Kickstarter campaign, gaining complete funding in only two-days time.

He has taught photography at the University of California Berkeley Extension since 1982 and the University of California Santa Cruz Extension since 1988, and for organizations such as the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Ansel Adams Gallery, and Santa Fe Workshops. His work is represented by prominant photography galleries in the United States, and is in many museum, corporate, and private collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art and more.

I am touched by the reverence with which Mark’s eyes approach the world before him, the tenderness with which he sees subtle simple beauty that is nearly invisible to, and most often ignored by, passersby.

He discovers almost hidden secrets, things that existed at a particular moment, fleetingly and only for him. The meaning too was apparent only for him and the intensity of his feeling. Few ever observe and make such minute and meaningful connections between light and so transitory revelations. Mark Citret walks lightly over this earth but sees so much.

—Ruth Bernhard, from the introduction to Along the Way


If interested in spending a day out in the field with Mark at several locations in the area, you’ll find more information about his “Finding Your Vision” workshop HERE.

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