‘Specks of Gold, Hidden Treasures’ – Screening and Presentation in San Francisco – Flor de Miel Media

It was an exciting day at the San Francisco Mint on March 04, 2017. What a great turn-out, over 6200 people walked through the historic Mint halls and restored public rooms where miners and savvy businessmen alike traveled to exchange their gold for newly minted dollars and coins. Today, The Mint serves the City for private and public events, and is slated to be converted for a more consistent use. The building has a wonderfully expansive feeling on the street level, with some of the larger rooms-  long glass windows, and smooth stone floors – reminding me of the feel … Continue reading ‘Specks of Gold, Hidden Treasures’ – Screening and Presentation in San Francisco – Flor de Miel Media

Do you believe in a Department of Arts and Culture?

In thinking about what ‘illusions’ by which we want to recreate our nation, might I suggest that we consider a Department of Arts and Culture for the future. Consider the amount of arts programming that already exists, yet, in what ways can the Arts have an even broader impact? As a very young photographer, I was greatly moved by the work of the WPA photographers, and one of my first favorite photographers, Dorthea Lange- her images were striking. I was struck too by the fact that she had been a photographer – that a ‘she’ could be a photographer. I … Continue reading Do you believe in a Department of Arts and Culture?