Works of Diallo Mwathi Jeffery, Fine Art Photographer, on Holiday Exhibition at Joyce Gordon Gallery Show


Diallo Mwathi

Award winning documentary cinematographer and fine art photographer Diallo Mwathi Jeffery will make an appearance at the opening house reception for his photography exhibit on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 6 pm. Jeffery’s work will be on display at the Joyce Gordon Gallery, December 6, 2013-January 30, 2014, at 406 Fourteenth Street in Oakland, CA. This exhibit captures fleeting moments of time in Jeffery’s hometown of Oakland, pictured in a new light.

Subject matter includes both iconic and lesser known Oakland landmarks, dramatic urban landscapes and fresh perspectives on this surprising city. The limited edition brilliant color photographs on canvas and cotton are signed by the artist, and range in size from 13 x 19 inches to 24 x 36 inches. You are invited to meet the photographer and view the art on display at the Joyce Gordon Gallery.

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Artist’s Bio
Jeffery is a product of Oakland Unified Public Schools, Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and 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 a local recreation center, Jeffery 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 Key.

Jeffery previously exhibited his photography at the Anfilo Café and Gallery. Jeffery was employed as 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.

Artist’s Statement – Diallo Mwathi Jeffery “What captivates me is how natural light of the cosmos slices across texture and contour, exploding through fields in ranges of color deeper than our sense of sight. We’re usually in such a rush in our lives, that we overlook the splendor of fleeting moments. … As we stop to absorb beauty surrounding us, we discover a life filled with more of it. I’m grateful to be standing on the shoulders of artistic scientists, whose genius enables me to imprint visions of the world from the lens of my mind’s eye. The camera has long been my friend, for it enables me to capture a glimpse in the light of consciousness and render its artifact to the canvas.” Learn more at