San Francisco on my Mind: Magnum, Photofairs & Ian Maksin

nypl-digitalcollections-510d47e1-5fe2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99-001-wI’m headed to SanFran for a long weekend starting Jan. 27 that promises to be full of cultural experience, learning and photography opportunities.

For the main event, I’ll be attending a two-day Magnum Photography master class on sustaining long-term documentary projects. Improving in this area is a big goal of mine. I’m thrilled for the opportunity.

Also, if you happen to be in the area, there are a couple of public events to check out.

photofairs_san_francisco_logoOne is Photofairs San Francisco, an international photography festival where I’ll be on the lookout for feature and profile opportunities. The festival runs Jan. 27-29. Learn more it and related events here:

The other is a concert with Russian cellist extraordinaire Ian Maksin. I’m looking forward to the Jan. 28 show at the University Club of SF where he’ll be performing with classic pianist and vocalist Yelena Neva. Here’s the full SF tour lineup!

More about Ian Maksin & the University Club show:

Ian said he’ll be performing some instrumental music from his latest album, “Soul Companion” (the Russian Variations piece and the Sting Tribute) some Bach cello suites intertwined with his own blues “annotations.” And, he added, he will sing in French, Spanish, English and Russian: a milonga by Piazzolla, “Alguien le Dice al Tango,” a Serge Gainsbourg classic, “Javanaise,” Jacques Brel’s “Amsterdam,” some American rock classics such as “Ain’t no Sunshine,” and “Before you Accuse Me” with unique, bluesy accompaniment on the cello. Wow!

See Ian Maksin’s full bio here:


*Top image credit: New York Public Library Digital Collections. Ferry Building, Tom M. Phillips, 1906

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