Marsha Guggenheim is a passionate photographer. Her early career started in the nonprofit arena in the under-served community. Over time, Guggenheim delved into studying art history with a strong interest in painting, particularly figurative works. Merging her interest in working with people and a love for art and art history were the impetus for her new work, photography. Today, Guggenheim devotes a majority of time to shooting, editing and printing her own pictures.
Street photography is the genre where Guggenheim is most energized. With a strong emphasis on color and light, her focus is often on a single person. By taking candid pictures, she enters into a stranger's space, seeking the unexpected. While a nod of approval or a smile from the subject is very gratifying, it is the surprises found while editing that offer the greatest satisfaction.
Guggenheim's work is included in private collections and shown in galleries and nonprofit centers across the United States.
SEEING RED, Juror, Ann M. Jastrab, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA.
BEST PHOTO, Jurors, Kristi Lewis, Founder of Through the Lens Events and Dave Christensen, Director of the Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco, CA.
F-Stop Magazine, Home Issue, Group Exhibition, October - November 2017.
Your Holiday Pictures: Marsha Guggenheim, written by L'Oeil De La Photographie, Edition of August 31, 2017
21st Annual ART for AIDS, a juried art auction, Metreon, San Francisco, CA
IN THE LIGHT, Juror, Judy Walgren, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA.
WUNDERLUST, Juried Photographic Exhibition, Dickerman Prints, San Francisco, CA.
STREET LIFE: SF by DAY, SF by NIGHT, Jurors, Professors Jessica Lifland, Bob McAteer, Lou Dematteis and Robert M. Nishihira, San Francisco, CA.
OPEN STUDIO 2016 in participating with ARTspan, San Francisco, CA
BOTANICALS, 81 Bees Collective Group Show. Keeble and Shuchat Photography Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
GEOMETRY (Honorable Mention), Juror, Louise Clements,New York Center For Photographic Art, New York.
TRIBUTE, Juried by 81 Bees, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA.
LEFT COAST ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Juror, Lucía Sanromán, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA.
MINIMALISM, Jurors: Avril McHugh, Anton Bulyonov, Maja Pilipovic, Mullen Bros Imaging, San Francisco, CA.
WONDER-FULL, Juror, Christy Karpinski, F-Stop On-Line
INTERIORS (3rd Place), Juror, Stephen Perloff, New York Center for Photographic Art, New York.
PORTRAITS, Juror, Martha Schneider, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado.
FAMILY PORTRAITS, Curated by Jan Wurm, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California.
OPEN STUDIO 2015 in participation with ARTspan, San Francisco, California.
FAMILY, Curated by Ann Jastrab, RayKo Photo Center Gallery Director, San Francisco, California.
ILLUMINATE, Juror, Elizabeth Avedon, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado.
URBAN LANDSCAPES, (Honorable Mention) Juror, Kay Kenny, New York Center for Photographic Art, New York.
PICTURING AMERICA, Juror, Andrew Overtoom. 1650Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.
NATURAL REALM, Juror, Dan Burkholder, DARKROOM Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont.
WINDOWS, MIRRORS AND REFLECTIONS, Exhibit Curator, Seth Curcio, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont.
COASTAL, Exhibit Curator, David J. Christensen, Director, Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco, Ca.
LINES, Juried by Rebecca Senf, Dark Room Gallery, Essex Jct. Vt.Group Show, Juried by Stuart Schwartz, The Image Flow, Mill Valley, California
PROVENCE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, Ca
FLOWER POWER 2014, Juried by Andrew Overtoom. 1650Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca
WINDOWS & DOORS, Juried by Andrew Overtoom, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca
ROOM 704, 81 Bees Collective Group Show. Juried by Yelena Zhavoronkova, Anton Bulyonov, Grahame Perry and Gordon Szeto. Rex Hotel, San Francisco, Ca
THE AMERICANS 2013, Juried by Gabriel Aguilar, Garnell Boyd, Seth Dickerman, Laura Miller and Kimberly Sikora. Dickerman Prints, San Francisco, CA
NEW VISIONS: 81 Bees Collective Group Show. Juried by Ann Jastrab. Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, Ca
FACING FORWARD: A solo exhibit of Marsha Guggenheim’s photographs and stories of 28 women who faced major challenges while pregnant including homelessness, addiction, abuse and poverty. Through their hard work, determination and the services of San Francisco’s Homeless Prenatal Program, these women are now proud of their accomplishments, hardworking and devoted to their families, their jobs and their community. The story of this exhibit was covered in the San Francisco Chronicle. The book, FACING FORWARD is available from the Homeless Prenatal Program: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Lecture Series, Harvey Milk Photo Center, "My Personal Experience Photographing the Work of a Nonprofit Organization."