Events: Upcoming & Past

    • November 10, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • California

    (Left: Smoke Trees in Palm Springs, courtesy Millicent Harvey. Right: Lovelace garden, courtesy of Stephen Schafer)

    In partnership with the California Preservation Foundation (CPF), CGLHS is pleased to offer a free introduction to landscape photography, presented by landscape photographer and CGLHS member Millicent Harvey and HABS/HAER/HALS photographer Stephen Schafer.

    Using a camera to capture the beauty of a plant or place is just one aspect of photography. Capturing a historic landscape requires an intentional approach behind the camera, whether the goal is exhibition or documentation. Harvey and Schafer will share insights into their professional yet distinct practices and examples of their work at a free lunchtime talk on Wednesday, November 10th at noon. A Q&A with the photographers will follow the presentation. 

    Register for this event on CPF's website.

    About our speakers

    Millicent Harvey has worked as a commercial and fine art photographer for more than three decades. Currently, she works for landscape architects, landscape related companies, architects and local and national publications. Millicent Harvey’s award winning work attracts national clients who seek her out to interpret their projects with her unique and refined style, knowing that she will bring a standard of photographic excellence and her own personal vision to every project and assignment. Readers of Eden will recognize Millicent's photographs of smoke trees in the 2020 issue of our journal. 

    Stephen Schafer (AKA: Schäf) specializes in architectural photography and HABS, HAER, HALS surveys for architectural portfolios, historic landmark nominations and books like the 2021 best-selling book – Preserving Los Angeles – which he co-authored with Ken BernsteinHe has completed over one hundred 4x5" and 5x7" archival, large format photography surveys to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Documentation. His Historic American Landscapes Surveys include diverse locations from urban high-rise entries to modernist reservoir roofs and organic swimming pools to Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village art environment. 

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    • November 17, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom

    In 2020, the City of San Francisco celebrated the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park. In honor of the event, Rec & Park Historian-in-Residence Christopher Pollock published a significant update to his 2001 book San Francisco's Golden Gate Park: A Thousand and Seventeen Acres of Stories.

    CGLHS is pleased to host Pollock as he reviews the process of building a verdant park on a foundation of arid sand dunes and discusses early efforts to construct the Conservatory of Flowers, Sharon Quarters for Children (America's first public playground!), and de Laveaga Dell, home of the National AIDS Memorial Grove. 

    Registrants will be automatically entered in a raffle to win either a signed copy of Pollock's book or a Golden Gate Park themed gift. The winners will be announced during the talk. San Francisco's Golden Gate Park: A Thousand and Seventeen Acres of Stories can also be purchased by visiting Norfolk Press or your favorite local bookstore. (The book would make a splendid holiday gift.)

    Registration is $5 for members and $15 for non-members.

    About our speaker

    Christopher Pollock has contributed several articles to EDEN in recent years including: “Floral Plaques in Golden Gate Park’s Conservatory Valley” Winter 2019, “Sand into Gold: 150 Years of Golden Gate Park” Winter 2020, “William Hammond Hall: Still the Unsung Father of Golden Gate Park” Fall 2020 and an upcoming piece for the Winter 2021 issue titled “The Rustic Landscape in California.” Pollock also wrote Reel San Francisco Stories: An Annotated Filmography of the Bay Area, published in 2013, which is about the some 650 movies filmed in the Bay Area since the beginning of talkies.