Press Release

Kari Orvik | Geneva


 Charles Schuler 
Director of Marketing & Communications 
San Francisco International Airport
(650) 821-5031

Kari Orvik | Geneva
Photography exhibition in SFO’s Ruth Kadish Gallery featuring photographs by Kari Orvik draws focus on San Francisco’s Outer Mission neighborhood, its residents, and its small business owners.

SAN FRANCISCO— San Francisco International Airport is proud to present Geneva, an ongoing photography series by photographer Kari Orvik that offers a glimpse into San Francisco’s Outer Mission neighborhood at the corner of Mission Street and Geneva Avenue. This has been the location of the artist’s tintype portrait studio for the past eight years. A resident of the Mission for over twenty years, Orvik has developed relationships with other residents and small business owners in the neighborhood, photographing them both on the street corner and in her studio. The series is a personal inquiry and a poetic interpretation of place across multiple photographic formats. 

Orvik uses nineteenth-century wet plate collodion processes on metal and glass plates, traditional black and white and color film, as well as digital formats. By incorporating historic photographic processes into her contemporary imagery, Orvik considers our present in relation to the City’s past.

Kari Orvik | Geneva is located in the secure connector between Terminals 2 and 3, from May 12, 2022, to December 6, 2022. The exhibition is located post-security and is only accessible to passengers ticketed for travel through Terminal 2, Terminal 3, and International Boarding Area G via a post-security connector. There is no charge to view the exhibition.

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