Digital Street Photography

Sanaz Mazinani

Sanaz Mazinani 
6 Sessions » Wednesdays, October 1–November 5
7:30–10:30 pm | Studio 20A | $250

This class is meant for students of all skill levels, but will be basic enough for beginners of photography

This course covers a range of approaches to street photography and introduces students to conceptual frameworks relevant to contemporary image-making. Students will be challenged to think creatively, employ nonraditional approaches to seeing, and generate expressive images that fuse process with concept. A study of the key figures of street photography will ground our understanding of the medium’s fundamental questions.

“Sanaz pushed me in directions I had not explored previously. Generous with her time, she stayed after class to critique work or respond to questions. She is very knowledgeable, and many times followed up on certain issues raised in class with a relevant article she distributed by email.” –Digital Street Photography student, Spring 2012

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Sanaz Mazinani is an artist, curator, and educator based in San Francisco. Since 2004, Mazinani has exhibited her work internationally while simultaneously pursuing curatorial and publication projects. Her projects have been exhibited in venues such as Museum Bärengasse, Zurich; Art & Architecture Library, Stanford University; University of Toronto Art Centre; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto; and Emirates Financial Towers, Dubai. Her artwork has been written about in Border Crossings, Nueva Luz, NOW, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Dide. Mazinani’s catalogue Unfolding Images was released in 2012. She has recently received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and San Francisco Arts Commission. She was shortlisted for the 2013 Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, granted the Kala Art Institute Fellowship, and was awarded the San Francisco Arts Commission Art on Market Street public art installation for 2013. Mazinani co-edited the book ALMANAC: An Index of Current Work and Thought (Stanford University, 2010). Recent curatorial projects include Edward Weston: On Light, Line, and Form, Stanford University; New Constellations: Contemporary Iranian Video Art, Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) Conference, Los Angeles; and The Third Space, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto. She was the 2013 Visual Arts Curator for the Iranian Canadian Centre for Art and Culture interdisciplinary arts biennial, Tirgan. 


Sanaz Mazinani
Explosion, 2014
Pigment print and mirror
46 x 24 x 6 inches
Courtesy of the artist, Adam Reich, and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York