Kim Komenich is currently an assistant professor for multimedia at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University. He worked as a staff photographer and editor for the San Francisco Chronicle (2000-2009) and the San Francisco Examiner (1982-2000).
He was awarded the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography for photographs of the Philippine Revolution he made while on assignment for the Examiner. Komenich has photographed the ramifications of conflict in the Philippines, Vietnam, Guyana, El Salvador, the former Soviet Union and most recently in Iraq, where photos from his three trips to the Sunni Triangle in 2005 earned him the Military Reporters and Editors’ Association’s 2006 Photography Award.
He has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the 1983 World Press Photo News Picture Story Award, and three National Headliner Awards.
He is a 2005 recipient of the Clifton C. Edom Education Award from the National Press Photographers’ Association.
He was a 1993-94 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford and a fall, 2001 teaching fellow at the Center for Documentary Studies at U.C. Berkeley.
In 2006 he was named a Dart Ochberg Fellow, working with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University, curating photo exhibitions and giving presentations to journalists about the human toll of covering traumatic events.
We are delighted to announce that Kim is about to publish his book Revolution Revisited: The 1986 Philippine Revolution, through Kickstarter. His book is offered with the best paper and one of the best photo book printers in the world. Please consider visiting his Kickstarter campaign for more information about his book.
Joan Bobkoff is a transplanted New Yorker who has been living in Berkeley,
CA since the late 1960’s. She has been a freelance photographer and
photo instructor for over 20 years. She is currently an adjunct professor of
Photography at Laney College in Oakland, CA where she teaches digital
photography, photojournalism and studio lighting classes.
Over the past 10 years Ms. Bobkoff has created the “Photography Rocks
Songbook” (modeled after the TV program “Schoolhouse Rocks”) which
she uses to explain basic photo concepts to her students.
Ms. Bobkoff has produced Documentary Projects on: Bay Area Women in
Black, the Oakland Produce Market, Vision Health International, the Gay
Games and Bay Area Disabled Athletes. Her current project Awe Struck is
a fine art (semi-abstract) body of work that deals with themes of birth and
Her documentary and portrait work has been published in newspapers (The
New York Times, SF Bay Guardian, East Bay Express, The Daily
Californian), magazines (including Hippocrates and New Mexico
Photographer) and in various books (including Free Your Mind,
HarperCollins). Ms. Bobkoff’s documentary, travel and fine art work has
been exhibited in California and New York.
Art Rogers is widely known for his portraits of families, children and babies, large groups, and rural scenes and landscapes of West Marin. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and has also received fellowships from The National Endowment of the Arts and The Marin Arts Council and the SECA Art Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
His background includes stints as a baby photographer, a photojournalist and as a teacher at the San Francisco Art Institute and Indian Valley College. His photographs are included among the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the International Center of Photography, New York; the Center for Creative Photography Archive, Tucson; Le Musée de l'Elysee, Switzerland; and the de Young, San Francisco.
He has produced a series entitled “Yesterday and Today”in which the same subjects have been photographed in the same place after a time span of as much as 30 years. He has documented the agricultural community on the North Coast for over 35 years.
Rogers’s work has appeared in The Point Reyes Light for over 35 years in his column entitled “The Point Reyes Family Album”. It features a photograph every week of people and events in the community and is an ongoing historical documentation of these West Marin towns and villages.
In his current work, he utilizes 100-year-old antique wooden view cameras to produce a series of landscapes and portraits. Contact prints are made from negatives as large as 14 inches by 17 inches. Art Rogers is able to revive and celebrate the tradition of black and white, gelatin silver photography. His collection of beautiful, tranquil and dynamic images captures the intimate relationship of humanity with the land and animals.
Art lives in Point Reyes Station, California, with his wife Laura, their daughters Julia and Hannah, their dogs Nellie and Louie, Gus the turtle, and Monty the cat and 12 chickens.