Christina Seely, Lux, Metropolis 37˚46'N122˚26'W (San Francisco)

2005-2010, edition of 10
This image of the artificial glow produced by the San Francisco skyline is from Seely's Lux series, which presents photographic portraits of forty-five cities that lie in the most brightly illuminated regions of the NASA night earth map. The image depicts exclusively man-made light, captured through long exposure with a 4x5 large format field camera. Seely's expedition-based work finds its home in the conversation between the photographic image and the complexities of our contemporary relationship to nature and time.

San Francisco Camerawork

San Francisco Camerawork is a non-profit art organization dedicated to innovative photography. Founded in 1974, SF Camerawork’s mission is to encourage and support emerging artists to explore new directions and ideas in the photographic arts. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs, we strive to create an engaging platform for artistic exploration as well as community involvement and inquiry. The spacious and light filled gallery is located on Market street in the Civic Center/Central Market district and is free and open ...

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