Valley of Shadows and Dreams
by Ken Light and Melanie Light

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Lecture on August 12

Photographing the Central Valley Tuesday, August 12   6 – 7:30pm   Koret Auditorium, SF Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin Street   Join us to hear photographers speak about their experiences traveling and working in California’s Great Central Valley.   Panelists: Sam Comen, Lou Dematteis, Kathya Landeros, Ken & Melanie Light, Antonio Zazueta Olmos [...]

Central Valley Comes to SF City Hall

  The Valley: Photo-essays from California’s Heartland Exhibition: June 17 through September 19, 2014 Opening Reception on Tuesday, June 17th Tour at 5pm with curator, Ann Jastrab Reception from 5:30 – 7:30 San Francisco City Hall, Ground Floor, Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco Panel Discussion on Tuesday, August 12th from 6 – 7:30 San Francisco [...]

Southeast Museum of Photography Opening January 24th, 2014

Exhibition: January 24th – April 20th, 2014 Reception on January 24th from 6-8pm 1200 International Speedway Blvd, Building 1200 Daytona State College, Daytona, Florida The Southeast Museum of Photography exhibits, collects, preserves, and interprets photography to facilitate teaching and learning at Daytona State College, and enhances the community’s understanding and appreciation of culture, history, art [...]

Gold Medal Award

California Book Awards has honored Valley of Shadows and Dreams with the Gold Medal for its contribution to publishing. Since 1931, the California Book Awards have honored the exceptional literary merit of California writers and publishers. Each year a select jury considers hundreds of books in search of the very best in literary achievement. Eligible books must [...]

Selected Reviews & Articles

Below are just a few of the ways this project has been used — reviews, illustrations and articles. September 27, 2012 “What Krugman and Stiegliz can tell us” by Jacob Hacke ad Paul Pierson Photo and extended captions illustrates these two book reviews. July/August, 2012 News Photographer, NPPA, “California’s Fantasy Dream” By Melanie Light and Photographs [...]

Oct. 25th Fundraiser for the Pesticide Action Network

Join the us and the Pesticide Action Network(PAN) to an evening of thanks and celebration along with organic desserts, wine and cheest on the 30th anniversary of PAN;s founding. Ken and Melanie LIght’s book and exhibit, “Valley of Shadows & Dreams” will be open to guests and a book signing will be held from 7-8pm. [...]

Friday Oct. 12th Photo Alliance

October 12, 2012 7:30 pm San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, Ca (at Jones Street) Ticket Information: $10.00 general admission $5.00 students with ID— TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR   As part of the Photo Alliance 10th Anniversary Lecture Series Ken Light will give a lecture with an introduction by Paul [...]

Saturday, Sept. 29th Oakland Museum of California Lecture by Ken Light

Sep 29, 2012 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm Join Ken Light as he shares stories and inspiration from his career-from his early work experiences to his most recent project with author Melanie Light, Valley of Shadows and Dreams, a photographic exploration of California’s Central Valley now on view in the Art Gallery. A book signing [...]

July 28th Oakland Musuem Opening

On view in in OMCA’s Gallery of California Art, the exhibition is the first of an ongoing series exploring contemporary topics in California through photography. In the tradition of great partnerships such as the iconic collaborations such as Dorothea Lange and her husband, Paul Taylor, the Lights provide a fresh, contemporary view of both the [...]

FilmsNotDead Interview

July 1, 2012 Check out the interview with Ken and Melanie at this British Photo site>  

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