National Geographic -- known for its crystal clear 8.5" by 11" shots of world treasures -- will display its student photography work at the Firehouse 8 Gallery (1648 Pacific) today. Expect to see soaring images of classic San Francisco icons and glimpses of the natural features of the Bay Area at the showing from 3-8 p.m.
The students' work is presented as a culmination of their 11-day photography workshop, which is part of the National Geographic Student Expositions. Students on National Geographic expeditions travel to foreign climes or visit pockets of America, focusing on community service, the arts, or conservation. The photography students in this exhibition could have gone to London, Paris, or Prague, but, bless their hearts, they chose to document our fair city instead.
Under the tutelage of National Geographic photographers Kip Evans, Michelle Cornejo, and Larson Harley, they studied the style of S.F. homeboy Ansel Adams and tried to capture the majesty of Muir Woods. So check out their work on display at the one-day-only show at Firehouse 8, which is a restored firehouse in Russian Hill that may be worth a visit on its own merit. Call us tourists (if you want to get killed), but we think shots of red metal sweeping high over the bay with a backdrop of the hills never gets old.