Tune in on Thursday, February 21 @ 12:00PM Greg, Lisa, and Stefanie talk with Jack von Euw, Curator of Pictorial Collections at Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, about the current Bancroft exhibition Facing West: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection.
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West presents a cast of characters who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific Islands and included Mexico and Central America. They represent photographic techniques, formats, and genres from the Gold Rush era to the present, from the daguerreotype to the digital, from the panoramic to the personal, and from the studio to the street. In them we see ourselves and others through time, light, and lens.