Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Award winning documentary filmmaker and fine art photographer Diallo Mwathi Jeffery’s works are on display this month until February 28, 2014, on the third floor rotunda gallery at the Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, CA. The exhibit offers spectacular panoramic images of the Oakland – San Francisco skyline and architecture, picturing Oakland in a new light. All exhibited photographs are available for sale by the artist for a limited time. The exhibit closes at 5 pm on Friday, February 28, 2014. To make a purchase, contact: http://www.diallo.com/shop.
Subject matter includes both iconic and lesser known Oakland – San Francisco landmarks, dramatic urban landscapes and surprising perspectives of this iconic cityscape. The brilliant limited-edition color photographs on cotton and bamboo are signed by the artist, and range in size from 19 x 13 inches to a 20 x 60 inch panorama of the Oakland – San Francisco bay. You are invited to view the art on display at the Oakland City Hall, and make purchases from the artist directly at: http://www.diallo.com/shop.
Jeffery is a graduate of Oakland Unified Public Schools and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and studied at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Jeffery discovered photography as a child using his father’s Pentax K1000 35mm film camera. After attending a stop-motion film camp held by Mosswood Park recreation center in Oakland, Diallo was hooked on visual arts. Jeffery used a borrowed video camera to shoot other films, studied photography under high school teacher Jackie Begrin-Marston, and landed an intern position with noted KTVU newsroom videographer, the late Willie Kee.
Jeffery previously exhibited his photography at Joyce Gordon Gallery, and the Anfilo Café and Gallery in Oakland. Jeffery was employed as a senior television producer for the Monterey County Office of Education, and taught photography and filmmaking in Alameda and Oakland Public Schools. Jeffery is a winner of the 2005 Berkeley Film Festival’s Best of Festival Student Filmmaker Award, and the 2009 Alliance for Community Media WAVE Award for Promoting Civic Engagement through Community Media.
Learn more about the artist at http://www.diallo.com.