Susan Carnahan’s crane photographs at SF gallery

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on March 2, 2011

Menlo Park photographer Susan Carnahan is exhibiting her work at Modernbook Gallery (49 Geary in San Francisco) from March 3 to April 2.  Her series, “The Calligraphy of Cranes”, features red-crowned cranes photographed against the winter landscape of Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan.

Susan will be on hand at the exhibition opening on Thursday, March 3, from  5:30 to 7:30 pm. She will also give a talk and host a reception at the gallery on Saturday, March 12, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.

Her photographs portray the Japanese crane, beloved in Asian art and culture, in movement and in meditation.  Printed on archival fine art paper, the images pay homage to Asian screens and scrolls.

The work calls attention to the endangered status of this crane species, whose habitat is threatened by industry, housing, and decreased water supply.  Local and national organizations work tirelessly to protect the crane, aided by the International Crane Foundation in Wisconsin.  Ten percent of Carnahan’s proceeds will go to the International Crane Foundation.

Modern Brook Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Crane photography copyright by Susan Carnahan. Used with permission.

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