Photography

Photography


Photo illustration: The Mission during the 1906 quake vs. today

The 1906 earthquake leveled most of San Francisco and its old glamour. But the city persisted, rebuilt and now looks to the future. We thought it would be neat to look at some nearby places and see what they looked like during or after the great earthquake and compare it to how the city looks now. All of the archive...

Small businesses feel the squeeze on Mission Street

Take a stroll along Mission Street and you’ll see two sides of the ever-changing city: the family-owned, brick-and-mortar stores that go back decades, and the new-school minimalist design of the more recently opened shops. No matter their tenure, nearly all of the 59 active businesses along the two blocks between 21st and 23rd streets on Mission Street are trying to...

Finding art in the blight at 18th and Mission Streets

A year ago, I became interested in photographing surfaces where juxtapositions of spilled or running paint, a crack in the wall, a streak of rust, a splash of water, a shadow, can create interesting and intriguing images — what I call unintended art. That’s when I came across 2205 Mission St., at 18th — at one time, an appliance store....

Life as it is: beloved Mission District photographer dies at 71

In one of Ted Pushinsky’s photos, three boys stand at the 24th Street BART plaza. Two of them wear Stetson hats, one of them dances, and all three wear baggy slacks and shined-up shoes. Two of them read a sheet of paper whose words remain hidden from view. While it is only a black-and-white photograph — one taken in the...

Crowds turn out for Día de los Muertos procession

The air was crisp, cool and lit by the Día de los Muertos procession as it wound through the Mission. Thousands came out to participate, and still it felt like a family affair, one with a feeling of respectful reverence. Lots of hot dogs sautéed with onions were sold and people were happy to see one another, but it was a...
Juan Serrano, member of Mixcoatl Anahuac, an Aztec dance group, after a performance at the Mission Cultural Center Thursday night for Dia de los Muertos.

‘Colorful, joyful, beautiful’ Day of the Dead in photos

From Garfield Square to 24th Street to Mission Street, the neighborhood played host to Día de los Muertos Thursday. Centered in Garfield Square, the celebration gave attendees a chance to remember loved ones who have passed on. Dozens of altars honored grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends.  (All photos by Sam-Omar Hall)

Photo exhibit at Artillery AG tonight

Mission resident Anna Ruch is currently exhibiting some of her recent photographs at ArtilleryAG, at 2751 Mission St. After leaving her post with the White House photo office, Ruch volunteered to document people in transit through Greece from the Middle East and North Africa. Her work was shot in Greece. One group of photos are set in the camps on Leros; the...

Mission Style: Friday casual meets the unexpected

It was a chill Friday in The Mission when we gathered interviews for this edition of Mission Style. The fashionistas who caught our eye this week wore casual looks, but added just the right amount of personal style and unexpected touches to stand apart from the sea of Missionites. Name: Eva Templin Vibe: Eva’s red printed dress was an easy,...