Back in the Day: A Collective Memory of 24th Street

Curators: Linda G. Wilson & Cindy De Losa
Artist: Group*

Displayed: Aug. 12, 2017 – Sept. 28, 2017

Back in the Day: A Collective Memory of 24th Street was a two-part show depicting the life, people and changes on 24th Street since 2007 via curated photography and “shadowbox” diorama art. The exhibition showcases a collection of 40+ color photographs originally taken by a group of volunteer El Tecolote photographers as part of a group project spearheaded by Wilson and included 15 handcrafted miniature diorama displays that incorporate various “Homies” figurines reflecting 24th Street businesses, storefronts and characters.

*Featured photographers:
Sahara Borga, Marilyn Duran, Juan Antonio Echevarria, Talia Herman, C.L Lane, Jorge Lopez, Vero Manjo, Evelyn Mejva, Daniel Montes, Mabel Negrete, Keith Norris, Roxanne Perez, Sarah Powell, Francisco Ramos, Rebecca Ruiz, Steven Simoneti, Norma D. Solorzano, Alfonso Texidor and Linda G. Wilson

About the Curators

Linda G. Wilson
Linda has lived and worked in the Mission District since 1973. Linda received her MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and her master’s in photography and art history from San Francisco State University. She is a former gallery director for Intersection for the Arts and one of the co-founders of the Eye Photography Gallery Collective. She has sat on the board of directors for many local arts organizations, including the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. She is a past member of the Art Institute’s Artists’ Committee, curating exhibits and helping to select artists to be given awards by the Art Institute. Since 2005 she has served as the photo archivist at Acción Latina and El Tecolote newspaper.

Cindy De Losa
Cindy is a self proclaimed “OG Homegirl”. She is a third generation San Franciscan / Mission District native of Mexican-Italian heritage.She was inspired early in life by her Grandmother Juanita Romero, who instilled in her strong values, determination and creativity.Cindy’s eclectic style and colorful persona has made her a familiar face to 24th Street residents. For the past 10 years she has been the vibrant presence as the store manager of Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center.

One comment

  1. i’m so sorry i missed this exhibit.
    i used to deliver mail back when Fruitilandia opened, Discolandia moved across the street and Belmont Meat Market opened. i remember 2 barbers within a few blocks, a pharmacy, China Books and Periodicals, Seeds of Life (which still owes me my $200 loan back) etc. and almost everything is gone now.

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