A group of Bay Area photographers gathered at the San Francisco Zoo last week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Bay Area Photographic Society.
There was a lot of excitement for the group of photographers as well as a lot to celebrate.
In the decades since the Society was founded in the 1950s, it has grown to encompass some of the most iconic images in the world, including the iconic image of Billie Holiday’s “We Shall Overcome.”
As of March 2018, the Bay area has more than 1,400 members.
The Society is open to any and all photographers who want to join.
One photographer who participated in the group photo shoot said that she hopes the group can continue to grow.
“We can continue on, and that’s great,” the photographer told Polygon.
“But I’d love to have a few more years of shooting.”
The photographer who spoke to Polygon, Lauren C. Wilson, is a photographer who is well known in the Bay for her photography of Bay area residents.
She is also the founder of the San Jose Photographers Association, a community organization dedicated to promoting the Bay’s arts and culture.
In 2013, Wilson was honored as a photographer of the year by the San Mateo County Arts Commission.
Wilson said she’s hoping to be in the Society for another 50 years.
“I don’t think we’ve gotten a chance to celebrate like that,” she said.
“So, I’m looking forward to it.”
Wilson said she would like to see the Society expand beyond just Bay Area residents.
“For me, the future of the Society is going to be around the Bay,” Wilson said.
“The Bay is a big part of me, and I want to stay in the bay, so that means having a big community in the San Joaquin Valley.”
While Wilson said the Society has been around for 50 years, she’s happy to see its popularity growing.””
And then when I retire, I want it to be a place where I can still work and have a place to live.”
While Wilson said the Society has been around for 50 years, she’s happy to see its popularity growing.
“It’s a wonderful thing,” she told Polygons reporter.
“I’m really glad to see people who are passionate about the Bay.
I think it’s an amazing thing.”
While the Society’s members often work on the same shoot, they are also often photographed together in different places.
Wilson’s photo of Bayview residents, which she took in San Jose in May, is one of her favorites.
Wilson said the members of the group will continue to shoot together in the future, as well.
“Hopefully, we’ll be doing some other shoots together in California,” she added.
“We’ll definitely shoot together at least once a year.”