Student-Founded Photo Collective Showcases City's Quirks, Beauty

November 15, 2012

SF WEEKLY -- The city’s newest photo collective, SFstop, formed entirely of current or former SF State photographers, is holding its first gallery show Sunday at Akiba Cafe. The free show will include works from 10 SF State students/alumni and showcases moments stolen from some of the city’s brightest characters, like “Bush Man,” but also some of its unsung heroes through the power of some good ol’ San Francisco street photography.

As a student, it can be hard to get your work into a gallery because that process has a lot to do with who you know, according to Gil Riego Junior, co-founder and featured artist of SFstop. So he decided to take matters into his own hands, lining up a venue and getting a group of his most talented peers to contribute San Francisco-themed photography to the exhibit.