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JOE RAMOS Photography

©Joe Ramos 2013 All Rights Reserved

"I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything." ~ John Steinbeck


JOE RAMOS - Photographer

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1967-69 Hartnell College, Salinas, CA - AA Degree in Art

1969-71 San Francisco Art Institute - BFA in Photography - Studied photography with Imogen Cunningham, Richard Conrat, Jerry Burchard . and John Collier Jr.

1971-72 San Francisco State University - MFA Interdisciplinary Creative Arts


1969 One Person Show, John Steinbeck Library, Salinas CA.

1969 One Person Show, San Francisco Art Institute, Photo Gallery

1971 San Francisco Art Institute Centennial Show - Photography Section

1972 La Raza Photographers Show - Group Show, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

1972 Staff Photographer for El Tecolote San Francisco Mission District community newspaper

1973 A Threat and A Promise, Two person show with Adal Maldonado - Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

1973 Third World Photographic Vision Group Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

1973 Chicano Photographers, Group Show, Germany

1973 Dia de los Muertos, Group Show, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

1973 Nine Community Photographers Waden Branch Library, San Francisco, CA

1973 Festival del Pueblo Photography Exihibition, Chabot College, Hayward, CA

1974 One Person Show, Little Photo Gallery, New York City

1974 One Person Show, MH DeYoung Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA

1974 Women - A Photography Exhibition, Zone Gallery, Watertown, MA

1975 Friends, Group Show, Jackson Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1976 Growing Up in America, Two Person show with Barbara Ramos, Richmond & Eureka Branch Libraries, San Francisco, CA

1977 Other Sources, Group Show, Emanuel Walter/Atholl McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute

1979 Ancient Roots/New Vision, Group Show, Tucson Museum of Art

1979 La Familia Group Show, En Foco Photography Gallery, New York City

1980 Ontra Onda, Photographic Exihibition of Loweriders, Group Show, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco CA

1983 Two Person Show with Wilfredo Castana, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

1985 94110 - La Mision, Group Show, Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1987 Visual Differences: Images of a Diverse U.S. Culture, Group Show, Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA

1987 Artistas Mexico/Americanos de San Francisco, Group Show, Salon de Sorteos, Mexico City

1990-93 CARA - Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, Group Show, Wight Art Gallery UCLA, Denver Art Museum, San Francisco Museum . . .of Modern Art, Fresno Art Museum, National American Art Museum Washington D.C., El Paso Museum of Art

2002 Two Person Show, Aquirre Gallery, San Mateo, CA

2005 The Light and The Dark, Juried Photography Exhibition, Alameda Art Center

2006-present Volunteer Documentary Portrait Photographer for Project Homeless Connect San Francisco

2012 "Acknowledeged - Portraits by Joe Ramos for Project Homeless Connect" San Francisco Main Public Library, Jewett Gallery

2015 "Acknowledged - Portraits of People Impacted by Homelessness and Poverty" San Jose State University, Martin Luther King Library

2015 "Abstractions" Digital Imagery, Sundance Kabuki Theater, Japantown, San Francisco


1971 National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship

1975 Award of Excellence, Book Cover Design Award for Time to Greez, American Institute of Graphic Arts

1979 Mexican American Legal-Defense and Education Fund Photographic Survey

1981-83 Photographer for El Teatro Campesino's productions of Soldierboy, Rose of the Rancho in San Juan Bautista

. and Corridos, Marines Memorial Theater, San Francisco

1990 Participant- Poetic Documents: A Workshop with Graciela Iturbide, sponsored by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


City and County of San Francisco Art Commission

Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco CA

Helen Johnston - Owner/Curator of Focus Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Smithsonian American Art Museum


1971 Rolling Stone Magazine - March 21 - Feature photograph - Cotents page

1978 Nuestro Magazine - April - Page 63 - photo essay "Mi Abuelo"

1990 CARA - Chicano:Resistance and Affirmation UCLA Press

1994 Here Is My Kingdom - Hispanic-American Literature and Art for Young People. Edited by Charles Sullivan

1998 Chicano Art - Inside Outside The Masters House University of Texas Press

2003 Art of Northern California Alcove Books

2006 Benefit Magazine - Article on project Homeless Connect Portraits

2008 California Society of Printmakers Journal - 20 Artist portraits California Society of Printmakers

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