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Marsha Guggenheim's career started in the nonprofit arena, working 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, 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 is shown in galleries and nonprofit centers across the United States. 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018

SEEING RED, Juror, Ann M. Jastrab, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, California

BEST PHOTO, Jurors, Kristi Lewis, Founder of Through the Lens Events and Dave Christensen, Director of the Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco, California

2017

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, California

IN THE LIGHT, Juror, Judy Walgren, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, California

WUNDERLUST, Juried Photographic Exhibition, Dickerman Prints, San Francisco, California

STREET LIFE: SF by DAY, SF by NIGHT, Jurors, Professors Jessica Lifland, Bob McAteer, Lou Dematteis and Robert M. Nishihira, San Francisco, California

2016

OPEN STUDIO 2016 in participating with ARTspan, San Francisco, California

BOTANICALS, 81 Bees Collective Group Show.  Keeble and Shuchat Photography Gallery, Palo Alto, California

GEOMETRY (Honorable Mention), Juror, Louise Clements,New York Center For Photographic Art, New York

TRIBUTE, Juried by 81 Bees, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, California

LEFT COAST ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Juror, Lucía Sanromán, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California

MINIMALISM, Jurors: Avril McHugh, Anton Bulyonov, Maja Pilipovic, Mullen Bros Imaging, San Francisco, California

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

2015

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, California

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, California

LINES, Juried by Rebecca Senf, Dark Room Gallery, Essex Jct. Vt.Group Show, Juried by Stuart Schwartz, The Image Flow, Mill Valley, California

2014

FLOWER POWER 2014, Juried by Andrew Overtoom.  1650Gallery, Los Angeles, California

WINDOWS & DOORS, Juried by Andrew Overtoom, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, California

PROVENCE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, California

Room 704, 81 Bees collective Group Show.  Juried by Yelena Zhavoronkova, Anton Bulyonov, Grahame Perry and gordon Szeto.  Rex Hotel, San Francisco, California

2013

THE AMERICANS 2013, Juried by Gabriel Aguilar, Garnell Boyd, Seth Dickerman, Laura Miller and Kimberly Sikora.  Dickerman Prints, San Francisco, California

NEW VISIONS:  81 Bees Collective Group Show.  Juried by Ann Jastrab.  Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, California

2012

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:  info@homelessprenatal.org.

TALKS

Photo Lecture Series, Harvey Milk Photo Center, "My Personal Experience Photographing the Work of a Nonprofit Organization."

CLIENT & NONPROFIT WORK

Art for AIDS:  artforaids.org/

Bay Area Jewish Healing Center: jewishhealingcenter.org

HairToStay: hairtostay.org

Homeless Prenatal Program: homelessprenatal.org

Hotel Rex: thehotelrex.com

San Francisco Village: sfvillage.org

Survivng in numbers: https://survivinginnumbers.org/

AFFILIATIONS

Projects on Lensculture:  lensculture.com/marsha-guggenheim

81 Bees Collective: www.81bees.com

Center for Photographic Art: www.photography.org

Foto Forum: www.sfmoma.org

San Francisco Camerawork:  sfcamerawork.org

Photo Alliance: www.photoalliance.org