March 04, 2017 at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery in San Francisco.
Quincy Stamper is an educator; a professional event, fashion and food photographer; and an independent artist. Originally from Palo Alto he moved to South San Francisco in 2006.
For this project he spoke with people in the neighborhood surrounding Adobe Books about their relationship to the Mission. Everyone who agreed to be photographed has been invited to the opening reception of this exhibition. We welcome residents of and visitors to this area to share stories in this space–what’s missing from the Mission now? What’s gone? What do you remember? What did you come looking for? What did you find?
Quincy teaches photography at Design Tech High School, a charter school in Burlingame. He has photographed every iteration of the Artists Drawing Club event series at the Asian Art Museum, and will be the guest artist at the final event in September 2017.
He photographs for San Francisco’s Rec and Park Department and the city of Mill Valley. He photographs productions at YPTMTC (Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company) and for restaurants around the Bay Area.
“I wanted to bring Quincy into the gallery because I love his portraits and I love the way he interacts with people,” says Adobe Books coop member and gallery director Eliza Gregory. “He’s so open and accessible and welcoming. He clearly cares a lot about people and about images, and for me that’s a great combination.
“And this project—representing people from the neighborhood immediately surrounding the store, and then bringing those people physically into the space as well—that’s exactly the kind of work I want to be highlighting at Adobe Books.
“It fits with our history and ethos as an institution, but it also challenges conventional ideas about a photographic image ‘standing alone’ or being sufficient all by itself, without a context created and controlled by the artist.”
More details at http://www.adobebooks.com/blog/2017/2/22/quincy–stamper-neighborhood-identity