Memento Mori | Memento Vivere

Memento Mori by Anthony Delgado

A joint exhibition by the Bay Area Photographers Collective

and Samurai Foto (Yokohama, Japan)

Curated by Trisha Lagaso Goldberg

March 9–April 21, 2024

In The Studio

Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 10 am–4 pm | Sundays 12–4 pm

Featuring the works of:

From Bay Area Photographers Collective


Eric Blum

Rose Borden

Ingo Bork

Maria Budner

Arthur Cohen

Anthony Delgado

Gene Dominique

Steve Goldband

Chuck Harlins

Ellen Konar 

John Martin

Mitch Nelles

Steven Raskin

Ari Salomon

Angelika Schilli

Neo Serafimidis

Chris Stevens-Yu

Cindy Stokes

Alison Taggart-Barone

Rusty Weston

Nick Winkworth

Hiroaki Hasumi

Miki Kojima

Mariko Masumoto

Koji Murata

Kazuhiro Sasaki

Kouji Sasaki

Hiroyasu Sato

Motoko Sato

Shigeru Yoshida

Koushi Ishizuka

Setsuko Kanie

The artworks in Memento Mori | Memento Vivere (remember that you must die | remember that you must live), reflect the full cycle of life and are as varied and complex as the natural world around us. The exhibition, which includes photography, sculpture, installation, video and ikebana, is designed to highlight the intrinsic way of things—from fragile beginnings, to the peaks and valleys of mid-life, and late-life decline that may be tragic and magical in equal measures. Like the exhibition title, progression through the gallery serves as a reminder to embrace each moment as the unknown sits on the horizon and draws near.

Join us for two free Meet the Artists events, where you can tour the gallery with some of the contributors to the exhibition, ask questions, and learn more about the works and the process.

Sunday, March 24, 1-4 pm

With Cindy Stokes, Chris Stevens-Yu, Ari Salomon, Ingo Bork, Mitch Nelles, Rusty Weston, John Martin

Sunday, April 21, 1-4 pm

With Ellen Konar, Steve Goldband, Eric Blum, Angelika Schilli, Nick Winkworth, Rose Borden, Alison Taggert-Barone, Neo Serafimidis, Chuck Harlins

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