MISSION STATEMENT:

Photography changes lives.  Photographers not only engage in artmaking, but the act of photographing also motivates those that use a camera to find themselves through individual self-expression and to act to identify and empathize with the points of view of others.  Through photography, humans find new ways to speak while adding meaning and substance to their lives.  The Photographer’s Eye has been created with these ideals in mind, to educate the public about the language of photography and to encourage and foster the growth of photography as an art in the community.

We are here to:

  • To bring together a Collective of passionate, caring and talented photographers for the purpose of creating a space to show fine photography in a gallery setting known as the Photographer’s Eye, located at 326 E Grand Ave Escondido.

  • To make available a darkroom workspace for analog and alternative photography at our site through providing a facility that will be available for rent by the hour to the photography community.

  • To provide a meeting place for the exchange of ideas and in which respectful and relevant discussion of the photographic craft will take place as well as the exchange of knowledge through an on-site library.

  • To encourage teaching and learning through classes and workshops for the photographic and broader community, and to share knowledge of the craft free of cost to young people, seniors and the at-risk population.

  • To display the Collective’s photographic work through three exhibitions yearly. Donna Cosentino or a guest curator will create additional exhibitions of emerging and established photographers throughout the year.

Gallery FrontThe Photographer's Eye Gallery