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Art Opening: "A Family History" by David Goldberg

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA, 94115 United States (map)

All Library events are free with free garage parking on Pierce St between Ellis and Eddy streets. 

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 15, 1:30 PM

Exhibition will run through October 20.

David Goldberg’s art inhabits a space where family and cultural history intersect. Poverty and antisemitism drove his family to join the early twentieth century wave of immigration from the Russian Pale of Settlement to America. Here they found not only freedom but opportunity—all it took to rise above poverty was a job, no matter how modest. With enthusiasm, they set about weaving themselves into the fabric of their new country.

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In these photographs, David Goldberg uses multiple exposures made in the camera to create a vivid personal narrative that integrates family documents and pictures with images drawn from nature, history, and contemporary culture.

David Goldberg's photography has been widely exhibited in California and New York and is in the collection of the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. His work explores documentary issues through the prism of visual art. Educated at City College of San Francisco and Columbia University, he has taught photography at UC Berkeley Extension for more than twenty-two years. He is grateful to his grandparents for emigrating from Poland to New York in 1920.