Ted Pushinsky has been taking pictures in the streets of San Francisco since he moved here in the late 1960s. He’s been called the “elder statesman” of San Francisco street photography and he helped inspire a street photography renaissance in the early 2000s as part of the Hamburger Eyes photo collective.
Pushinsky’s upcoming show at the Juan R. Fuentes Gallery is a collection of his work, mostly photos of The Mission District over the last 30 years. San Francisco and the Mission District, in particular, have changed a lot in that time and Ted has documented every stage of that transition. But to use his own phrase, Ted is no captive of nostalgia. Comparing two photos he took on the corner of 24th and Mission, one in the 80s and one in the early 2000s, he said, “Those could be the same kids, the only thing that’s changed is the fashion.”
— We are truly honored to host Ted in his first solo retrospective gallery exhibition in the Mission District.
Please join us on the evening of January 13, 2018 from 5-8pm.
There will be a no-host bar, hors-d'oeuvres, and a live musical performance by La Favi. This event is FREE and open to all.