Steve Goldband and Ellen Konar

photo@goldband.com

Ellen and Steve are life partners and collaborators in fine art photography.  Steve’s passion for photography took root in high school and was reignited with the advent of digital photography.  His keen eye for geometry, formal structure and texture pervade his work in urban landscapes and more recent work in documentary and portraiture. Ellen began her photographic journey with curation, her passion for memory and interest in book making. She committed to active photography during a visit to Naoshima Japan.  The opportunity to capture the simple and bold beauty of natural and man-made landscapes drove her to shoot. Her eye for color and sentiment compliment Steve’s for formal interests. Together Steve and Ellen have exhibited widely, published several photographic books and won several awards.  

Solo Exhibitions
Cuba: A View From The Street, Palo Alto Jewish Community Center, 2016
Pacific Rim Exposures II,  Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford CA 2014
View from the Street, Koret Pavilion at Stanford University, 2013
The Ghost Forest, Mike’s Café, Palo Alto, 2012
Naoshima Abstracted,  Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 2012
Pacific Rim Exposures,  PHOTO Gallery, Oakland, 2012
Naoshima Abstracted,  Urban Hardwoods, San Francisco, CA, 2010
Under Construction, Ricoh Silicon Valley Research Center., Cupertino, CA, 2001

Selected Group Shows and Awards
Photo Yokohama, Galley M, Japan 2018
ANTHROPOSCENE, ARC Gallery San Francisco, CA 2018
The State of America, Photoplace Gallery, Vermont, 2017
A Point of Transition, Faction Brewing Gallery, Alameda CA, 2017
Vanishing Point, Mullen Brothers Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2016
Juried Member Shows, Center for Photographic Art Carmel, 2015, 2016
Spotlight, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, 2016
In Motion, Harvey Milk Photo Gallery, SF, CA, 2016
California Small, PHOTO Gallery, Oakland CA, 2015
Angles, Lines and Curves, Filoli Gardens, 2015
On Reflection, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 2014
Upon Reflection, PHOTO Gallery, Oakland, 2014
Bay Area Wildlife,  Filoli Gardens, 2014
The Perimeter of the World,  RAYKO San Francisco, CA 2014
Reconsidering the Horizon,  PHOTO Gallery, Oakland, 2013
Center Forward, Center for Fine Art Photography & Rayko SF, 2013
Waterworks, ARC Gallery, San Francisco 2012
Book opening, ModernBook Gallery, Palo Alto, 2010
Photo Nova 19,  ModernBook Gallery, Palo Alto, 2009
                                                                                                                                   

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