The Selection Committee is made up of people from a broad range of art backgrounds across the Bay Area. They worked together to select the 400 images displayed in the My Park Moment photo show. We are grateful for their support!
Sergio De La Torre
Associate Professor, University of San Francisco
Sergio De La Torre has worked with and documented the multiple ways in which citizens reinvent themselves in the city they inhabit. These works have appeared in the 10th Istanbul Biennial; Bienal Barro de America; Cleveland Performance Art Festival; Atelier Frankfurt; Centro Cultural Tijuana; YBCA; TRIBECA Film Festival; and El Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia. Sergio De La Torre is an Associate Professor at the University of San Francisco Art and Architecture Department.
Principal, Agency Moanalani Jeffrey
Before building a successful photography agency in 2010, Moanalani Jeffrey spent six years in advertising, sales, and marketing, representing clients for broadcast giants CBS and iHeartMedia. Today, her fresh approach and trusted execution have earned a roster of clients from luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Cartier to celebrities, non-profits, and dignitaries, including sitting presidents and political figures.
Art Director, Instagram/Moon Collective
Ben is a visual designer and art director born and raised in the Bay Area.
Jackie von Treskow
Public Art Project Manager, San Francisco Arts Commission
Jackie von Treskow is an Oakland-based Public Art Administrator with more than a decade of experience implementing innovative, site-responsive projects in the public realm. As a Project Manager for the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Public Art Program and Civic Art Collection, von Treskow currently oversees an average of fifteen to twenty permanently sited public art projects each year, working closely with partner agencies and community stakeholders citywide.
Photography Director, California Sunday Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine
Jacqueline Bates is Photography Director of The California Sunday Magazine, which won the National Magazine Award for excellence in photography in 2016 and 2017, and Pop-Up Magazine. Previously, she was senior photo editor of W Magazine and worked in the photo departments of ELLE, Interview, and Wired. Bates holds an MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited internationally.
Photographer/Business Owner, Getty Photography
Bruce Getty is a renowned landscape photographer from the Bay Area. He’s given photography workshops across the United States and has been in business for over 20 years. Through his time in the industry, he’s worked with over 600 clients, shot photography in over 10 countries, and hosted international workshops in various locations such as Dubai, Canada, Australia, and Patagonia. His passion is sharing the love of the outdoors and benefits that nature can bring through landscape photography. He hopes to inspire others to travel and experience nature through his photographs of the world.
Director of Programs, Headlands Center for the Arts
Sean Uyehara is Director of Programs at Headlands Center for the Arts, where he oversees the organization's mission-based activities. Prior to joining Headlands, was a programmer at SFFILM, where he developed cross-disciplinary exhibitions, performances, and screenings. He has a PhD in Cinema-Television, Critical Studies from the University of Southern California where he focused his studies on the concept of the virtual.
Artist, Creativity Explored
Isaac Haney-Owens has been taking pictures since early childhood. He used a film camera for his first photographic practices but has since switched to a digital format because he enjoys the immediacy. One of his projects involves recreating vintage signs as miniature dioramas. He curated his first exhibition at the Creativity Explored (CE) gallery in summer 2019, entitled Cityscape. He was among the first artists to participate in CE's Artist Internship program, where he created content for their social media channels.
Executive Director, Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
Monetta White, a native San Franciscan, is a community advocate and champion of preserving African American culture. With a background in civic engagement, production, and entrepreneurship, and over 20 years of development experience in public programs and local business, White has collaborated with hundreds of non-profits, donors, corporations, and creators. As MoAD Executive Director, she has created alliances with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Perez Art Museum of Miami, and the African American Art and Cultural Complex.
Director of Visuals, San Francisco Chronicle
At the San Francisco Chronicle, Nicole Frugé leads one of the most diverse metro photo staffs in the nation. She was named the Jim Gordon Photo Editor of the Year in 2019, Photo Editor of the Year in 2018, and the Chronicle's photo editors were twice named the Picture Editing Team of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism contest. She spent ten years as a staff photographer in Texas and Florida. She covered the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, and social and environmental issues for the San Antonio Express-News.
The Youth Pavilion located at Crissy Field West was organized by the Community Youth Curators (CYC) Program. Eight Bay Area youth participated in a three-week summer hybrid program where they worked with Photoville. The group explored neighborhoods and curation across San Francisco, delving into the themes of community, public art, and storytelling. Many thanks to Patricia Rose (Precita Eyes Muralists), Frederick Baumer (GLBT Museum), Charles Gadeken (The Box Shop), Marion Anthonisen (Presidio Trust), Andres Amador (Elemental Team Arts), Linde B. Lehtinen (SFMOMA), Erina Alejo (SF Artist), and Jasmin Chang, Laura Roumanos, Sam Barzilay and Andy Outis from the Photoville team for sharing their practices and perspectives with CYC!
I'm a person who loves to dance and be creative. I love trying out new things and meeting new people. I’ve decided to attend this curating program to expand my experiences in life and open up new opportunities for myself.
I'm a visual artist born and raised in San Francisco with a love for nature and creating inspiring art that brings communities together. I became a youth curator to celebrate and honor the precious memories of our parks through a photo exhibit created by people from around the world.
I'm a senior at El Cerrito High and constantly looking for accessible resources for my community. I became a youth curator because I wanted to curate an exhibit that encapsulates and represents the diversity all around the Bay Area.
I was raised in San Francisco, surrounded by a vibrant community of artists. I am passionate about pursuing various artistic interests. I am part of CYC because I wanted to curate an exhibit that captures the various, beautiful moments and experiences of people at parks and that celebrates art and artists!
I'm an adventurous person who loves exploring new places. I am a youth curator because I grew up in the Presidio and being a part of this new park is an amazing opportunity.
My name is Rajiv and I am a studious and curious high school student. I am a youth curator because I want to share my love for the parks with people from all over the Bay Area.
My name is Dante, and I am a senior at The Bay School. I'm a youth curator because I love the community that lies within the parks, and I want to help put together a photo exhibit that conveys that community.
Hi, my name is Ashkon and I am a rising sophomore at San Domenico High School. I became a youth curator because I enjoy art and I wanted to curate an exhibit.