The Eye of a Storyteller

Photographs by Morrie Camhi - February 16 – March 11, 2018; opening reception: Thursday, February 22, 4-6 pm. Exhibition includes 60 black and white vintage photographs by the late Petaluma photographer that have been donated to SSU by the artist's estate. Camhi described himself as a storyteller and a humanist and over the course of his career created a number of powerful series of photographs focusing on such diverse topics as the Jews of Greece, the California farm labor movement, and the California prison system. A number of his photographs include statements by the subjects themselves detailing the circumstances of their lives that were captured by Camhi's camera.



Mature Person Seeks Position, c. 1982
gelatin silver print

Greg Medina, Prisoner, c. 1987
gelatin silver print