Coastal Marin Artists Gallery

Bolinas-Stinson School Pinhole Camera Project

March 29 - June 1, 2014 / Curated by Elia Haworth & Jennifer Gately

 Gavi Emunah, silver gelatin print, 2012, 13 1/2 x 19 1/4
Gavi Emunah, silver gelatin print, 2012, 13 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches.
Photo courtesy Don Jolley and the artist.

Pinhole photographs taken by Bolinas-Stinson School students created with cameras made from vintage suitcases. For more than ten years, teacher Don Jolley had taken his Bolinas-Stinson School 8th grade students on a learning adventure to the desert of Joshua Tree National Monument. Using scientific thinking and close observation of the changing environment, students capture stunning images of Joshua Tree’s otherworldly landscape by day; then, like so many early American photographers before them, carefully hand-process each image by night. This exhibition features a selection of photographs from the class of 2012.


Related Event: Worldwide Pinhole Camera Day Open House, Sunday, April 27, 1-4 PM, FREE

Drop-in and make your own pinhole camera with the expert guidance of former Bolinas-Stinson School students and Bolinas-Stinson School teacher Don Jolley and learn about the fascinating history of this simple device that dates back to the 5th Century BC and was used by such notable mathematicians, astronomers, philosophers, and artists as Aristotle and Leonardo da Vinci during the 2 PM Gallery Talk.