GROUPS

I love the concept of group portraits because they solve the desire to capture the image of a kind of unity among the subjects, I often volunteer to take pictures of groups from meetings, reunions, family outings and gatherings to help document the event. One never knows the importance of these until there is a significant loss of one of the members of that group. I love this following scenario: A large group of seemingly related individuals eager to celebrate by having a photograph of the entire group of sometimes up to 30 or more individuals. Possibly after or during special event. A total stranger who happens by can be requested to photograph that group and they will give it a try and a very conscientious effort. It reminds one of what we call a superhuman skill of sorts given past practices.


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"Family marriage ceremony group"
San Francisco, California January 2024
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"63rd street group"
Berkeley, California January 2024
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"Eileen's celebration"
Berkeley, California January 2024
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"Senior meeting group"
Berkeley, California January 2024
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"San Juan Avenue neighbors from 1983"
Berkeley, California January 2024
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"The Fogcutters Luncheon group"
San Francisco, California December 2023
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"Family at a memorial for Ned Pearlstien"
Berkeley, California December 2023
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"North Berkeley Social group"
Berkeley, California December 2023
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"Family at a memorial"
San Francisco, California November 2023
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"Dance group"
Albany, California November 2023
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"Realtor group"
Berkeley, California November 2023
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"MOAD Staff"
San Francisco, California October 2023
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"MOAD staff"
San Francisco, San Francisco, California October 2023
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"San Juan Avenue Neighbors"
Berkeley, California October 2023
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"Gary Family one"
Elk Grove, California September 2020
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"Gary Family two"
Elk Grove, California September 2020
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"Berkeley High School reunion"
Berkeley, California September 2023
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"Ron Willis party"
Berkeley, California September 2023
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"Tayeko birthday party"
Berkeley, California September 2023
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"Art reception at CCSF gallery"
San Francisco, California September 2023
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"Filipino motorcycle club"
San Francisco, California August 2023
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"KPFA radio reunion members"
Berkeley, California August 2023
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"Don Foster Birthday party portrait"
Berkeley, California August 2023
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"Filipino law enforcement group at parade"
San Francisco, California August 2023
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"Mnka and Brian Friends"
San Francisco, California July 2023
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"Family group of Karen "
San Francisco, California July 2023
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"Group of caregivers"
Rossmore, California June 2023
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"Group of neighbors"
Berkeley, California June 2023
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"Group of Artists"
San Francisco, California June 2023
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"CCA fashio show runway spectators"
San Francisco, California June 2023
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"Graduation Family group"
San Francisco, California June 2023
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"Kane Family"
Berkeley, California June 2023
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"Photographers' group"
Oakland, California June 2023
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"Memorial Group"
Oakland, California June 2023
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"Mildred Howard Fans"
San Francisco, California June 2023
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"Fashion Group"
San Francisco, California June 2023
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"Fashion Group"
San Francisco, California June 2023
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"Fashion group at CCA"
San Francisco, California June 2023
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"Sea Scout group"
Tiburon, California May 2023
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"My Birthday celebration"
Oakland, California May 2023
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"Asian Dance Group"
Berkeley, California May 2023
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"Gamelon music and Dance Group"
Berkeley, California May 2023
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"Coordinated families at Codonices park"
Berkeley, California May 2023
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"International Spirits judges"
Tiburon, California May 2023
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"Ruth Morgan Opening Reception"
Richmond, California May 2023
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"Abolition Democracy Fellows Program Prom 2023"
Oakland, California May 2023
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"Richmond Athletes of the past"
Richmond, California April 2023
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"Madeline's birthday Party guests"
Oakland, California April 2023
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"Walnut Street Group"
Berkeley, California March 2023
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"San Juan Avenue group"
Berkeley, California March 2023
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"Goapele, Namani and friends"
Oakland, California January 2023
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"Betye Saar Fans"
San Francisco, California December 2022
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"Gary Family celebration"
Oakland, California December 2022
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"Berkeley High School Group"
Berkeley, California January 2023
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"Bay Area Artists"
San Francisco, California November 2022
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"A Reunion"
San Jose, California November 2022
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"San Juan Avenue neighborhood party"
Berkeley, California October 2022
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"Alan and Deborah's film debut at the Mill Valley Film Festival"
Mill Valley, California October 2022
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"King Pool Swimmers group"
Berkeley, California September 2022
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"Jim Dennis' Birthday Group"
Richmond, California August 2022
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"Alameda Reunion group"
Hayward, California August 2022
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"Family Group"
Alameda, California August 2022
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"Teaching group of the Peralta Colleges"
Berkeley, California July 2022
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"Art Group of Oakland Califronia"
Oakland, California July 2022
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"Kane family and guests"
Berkeley, California July 2022
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"Parade Group at Carnaval"
San Francisco, California July 2022
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"Parade Group at Carnaval"
San Francisco, California July 2022
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"Parade Group at Carnaval"
San Francisco, California May 2022
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"Parade Group at Carnaval"
San Francisco, California May 2022
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"Parade Group at Carnaval"
San Francisco, California May 2022
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"Parade Group at Carnaval"
San Francisco, California May 2022
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"Parade Group at Carnaval"
San Francisco, California May 2022
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"Parade Group at Carnaval"
San Francisco, California May 2022
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"Black Studies Department group of U.C. Berkeley"
Berkeley, California May 2022
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"Robert Wilson Memorial group"
Oakland, California April 2018
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"Yassir retiremnent party"
Berkeley, California May 2022
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"UC Berkeley Art Department MFA party group"
Berkeley, California May 2022
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"UC Berkeley Art Department MFA party group"
Berkeley, California May 2022
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"UC Berkeley Art Department MFA party group"
Berkeley, California May 2022
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"Movie fan group"
Oakland, California April 2022
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"Berkeley friends group"
Berkeley, California April 2022
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"Art group at Richmond Art Center"
Richmond, California March 2022
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"Glenn Nance memorial group"
Colma, California March 2022
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"Motorcycle support group for the homeless"
Oakland, California June 2019
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"Skater group at Oakland Pride"
Oakland, California March 2022
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"Robin Wilson memorial family portrait"
Oakland, California summer 2010
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"Hadwick Thompson family group"
Oakland, California March 2022
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"Vishnu's birthday Sunday with friends"
Oakland, California February 2022
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"Staff at Swans restaurant"
Oakland, California February 2022
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"The Chaumette family memorial service"
Oakland, California February 2022
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"Brandy with friends and relatives at the Black Joy Parade"
Oakland, California February 2022
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"Elsa Tranter and hiking friends"
Oakland, California February 2022
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"Alameda Reunion"
Tracy, California December 2021
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"Michael Ruiz Memorial"
Walnut Creek, California December 2021
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"Jim Dennis Birthday"
Oakland, California October 2021
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"Broussard Family celebration"
Yountville, California October 2021
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"John Moore's 83rd birthday celebration"
Oakland, California September 2021
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"Gary, Mitchell, Holbert, etc family group"
Atlanta, Georgia August 2016
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"Family memorial group"
Berkeley, California August 2021
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"Family memorial group"
Berkeley, California August 2021
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"San Francisco Mayor's dinner group at The Foreign Cinema Restaurant"
San Francisco, California August 2021
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"Retirement Party for My Dentist Dr. Thomas Roeder"
Berkeley, California May 2021
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"Retirement Party for Jennifer Badger-Sultan"
San Rafael, California May 2014
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"Black Joy Parade: Delta Sigma Theda Sorority?"
Oakland, California February 2020
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"Black Joy Parade: Omega Psi Phi?"
Oakland, California February 2020
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"Anonymous group at Folsom Street Festival"
San Francisco, California September 2019
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"Anonymous shopping group"
Richmond, California September 2019
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"Gary-Thomas Family Portrait"
Elk Grove, California August 2019
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"Lewis Watts' Photography reception"
San Francisco, California August 2019
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"Spectators at the Art and Soul Festival"
Oakland, California August 2019
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"Lewis Watts' Photography reception"
San Francisco, California August 2019
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"Olivier Group at Memorial"
Foster City, California May 2019
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"Peet's morning group regulars"
Berkeley, California May 2019
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"The Gary Family"
Oakland, California April 2019
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"Berkeley Senior's weekly meeting"
Berkeley, California January 2019
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Castlemont High School Picnic Reunion class of 1963
San Leandro, California September 2018
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Womens Motorcycle group of Oakland
San Francisco, California July 2018
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The Memorial family of Marie Johnson Calloway
San Francisco, California April 2018
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The Memorial family of Shirley Lee Brummell
San Francisco, California April 2018
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Portrait of Artists at Rena Bransten Gallery
San Francisco, California January 2018
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Ethel Gary 95th Birthday Portrait
Oakland, California July 2017
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Ethel Gary 95th Birthday Portrait
Oakland, California July 2017
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Ethel Gary 95th Birthday Portrait
Oakland, California July 2017
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Group Tour Portrait
Oakland, California July 2017
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Group Portrait
San Francisco, California June 2017
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Group Portrait
Sacramento, California April 2017
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Group Portraits
Oakland, California June 2017
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Group Portraits
Oakland, California June 2017
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Group Portraits
Oakland, California June 2017
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Group Portraits
San francisco, California May 2017
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Group Portraits
Oakland, California May 2017
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Group Portraits
Oakland, California May 2017
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Group Portraits
San Francisco, California May 2017
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Group Portraits
Oakland, California May 2017
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Group Portraits
Marrakech, Morocco May 2017
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Group Portraits
Marrakech, Morocco May 2017
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Group Portraits
Oakland, California May 2017
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Group Portraits
Marrakech, Morocco May 2017
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Group Portraits
Amstredam, The Netherlands May 2017
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" Perkins-Ijichi Family" Oakland, California December 2013
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"The Tybor family in South Dakota " Keystone, South Dakota August 2011
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