Capturing the Soul: One at a Time

Monday, October 5, 2020


Program for November 16:

Capturing the Soul:  One at a Time

by Margo Davis

I will speak about the technical and creative skills involved in making a successful portrait.  I will concentrate on available light portraiture, not studio lighting.  Photographing people always complicates the creative process.  Trees do not usually talk back—people do!  :)


Margo Davis   Photographer

Margo Davis is a fine art photographer with many published books and a long teaching career.  She has taught photography for many Bay Area institutions including Stanford University, UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz Extensions Programs and the Academy of Art College, San Francisco.  Margo was also honored to teach at the Ansel Adams Yosemite Workshops.

Margo's web-site is She is still actively selling prints and books and would welcome visits.

Margo is currently teaching studio art as well as other subjects at Fusion Academy in Palo Alto.

Her books include: Antigua Black, Portrait of an Island People, Scrimshaw Press, 1973, Women Writers of the West Coast, Capra Press 1983, The Stanford Album, A Photographic History, 1885-1945, Stanford University Press, 1989, Under One Sky, Stanford University Press 2004 and Antigua 1967-73, Nazraeli Press, 2016.  She has had her work reviewed by and published in numerous publications. Her work is represented in individual as well as major museum collections including Cantor Art Museum, Stanford University, San Francisco MOMA, Bibliotheque Nationale and Brooklyn Museum. Currently, her work is represented by Scott Nichols Gallery in Sonoma and Throckmorton Fine Art in NYC.


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