Alameda, CA 1976

Lee S. Nelson

Born and Live: Oakland, CA

Study: San Francisco Art Institute 1973-1977 (BFA Photography)

Contact: Lee@LeeSNelson.com

Photographer’s Statement

For over forty years, through photography, I have been compiling a visual record of popular culture at the end of the 20th and  beginning of the 21st centuries. From time to time though, I do get distracted by things that are bright, beautiful, or strange.

I studied photography at the San Francisco Art Institute in the mid 1970s.

Here is a brief list of where I have shown work:

1984 San Francisco Camerawork 10th Anniversary Juried Show

1985 MoMing Gallery Chicago, IL (2 person show of work from 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco)

2013 Bay Area Photographer’s Collective “One Shot” Member’s Show

2013 ABC Napa, CA  selections from “Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Lee and the Hollywood Sign”

2014 PHOTO Gallery Oakland, CA “Sense of Place”, selections from “Thirty-Six Views….”

2014 PHOTO Gallery Oakland, CA “Upon Reflection” curated by Stephen Wirtz

2015 San Francisco Camerawork “Heat” Annual Juried Show,  (July 23- August 22, 2015) selections from “1984 Democratic National Convention”

2015 PHOTO Gallery Oakland, CA  “California!” (October 15-November 14, 2015)

2016 Dada Gallery San Francisco, CA  “Americana Pop” (December 26th, 2016 through February 7th, 2017) selections from “The Promised Land”

2018 Smith Anderson North Gallery San Anselmo, CA  “PhotoAlliance-Bay Area Currents” August 29th-September 29th, 2018

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