Malcolm Ryder

As a landscape photographer, I have explored how I can portray my maligned home city of Oakland California, through an original new view. The way I make my pictures pursues an awareness of the cityscape as being an invention and an evolution, a way of seeing how we change our town on our own terms, emboldening us to remake it ourselves as the future that we want.

My work also artistically pursues a fusion of documentary and abstract formalist modes, as an intentional practice of provoking awareness of new ways of seeing the familiar, in what I call "the Eye's Mind". It expresses my advocacy of creating our views of ourselves - as individuals, communities, or cultures - on our own terms rather than having ourselves be defined by others, yet sharing that attitude to ourselves see others more clearly on their terms as well.

Location and Contact Information

Participating Weekends
Artwork Price Range
$30 - $1000
Studio or Exhibition Space Address
2889 Ford Street, Oakland, CA, USA
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Not ADA Accessible