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About this Month's Exhibit


September 2 - 30, 2021
Reception, September 11, 10am - 5pm
Alan Steinbrugge | Robin Hultgren | Aphra Pia | Steve Napoli | Mary Martin DeShaw | Ron Rothbart | Carol F. Thomas | Tony Kay | Michael McNamara | Jay Levy



A transition is a passage from one state, place, stage or subject to another. In the US, we are now thankfully transitioning from a terrible pandemic. Our world is opening up and we are now seeing many things we had previously taken for granted in a new light.

But transitions are hardly rare. The famous pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus taught us that everything is always in a state of flux. As he put it, we never step into the same river twice.

On the face of it, photography would seem ill-equipped to capture that flux. Henri Cartier-Bresson demonstrated its capacity to capture decisive moments. But can photography also inform us about transitions?

In this exhibit, the group Berkeley Fine Art Photographers attempts to do just that. There are many kinds of transitions and many interpretations on display here. We hope that viewers themselves experience transitions in thought and emotion as they observe our work and that each time, they come back to an image it is perceived in a different light. In the Abrams Claghorn Gallery, for the month of September, transition is what it’s all about.

Hopefully the experience of viewing the images in this show will contribute, at least in a small way, to the transition to a post-pandemic world that is better for all of us.


About Berkeley Fine Art Photographers

Berkeley Fine Art Photographers (BFAP) is a nonprofit, cooperative organization whose members reside in Berkeley
and the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

We meet regularly to share and discuss our work, exchange information on technical aspects of photography, and encourage each other’s creativity.
We have a serious commitment to our art.

Our emphasis is on the photographic print as the essential result of the process.
We have regular constructive critiques and portfolio reviews, and challenge each other to take our work to the next level.
We embrace digital and traditional photography and both color and black and white images.

BFAP pursues the exhibition of members' work as individual and group shows.
Our members have exhibited both locally and nationally.
Some members have exhibited in juried international competitions.