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Every Year In Black and White, The Tenth Year & The Twentieth Year 11×14, editions of 8 and AP’s, beginning at $500.

Links                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rhino Orphanage                                                                                                                              


Scott Nichols Gallery, Group Show, SF, CA, 2016                                Ritchie Hotel, Hotel Art Walk, Alpine Texas, 2014
Julia Margaret Cameron Photography Awards, Finalist, July, 2010
Tufts University, Knaster Award Lecturer, Boston, MA, March, 2010
Paul Mahder Gallery, Solo Exhibition, San Francisco, January-March 2010
Santa Monica Museum of Modern Art, Incognito Santa Monica, CA, 2010
Soma Arts, Invisible Homes, Group Show, San Francisco, December, 2009
Northwest Federation of Community Organizations, Seattle, WA, July 2009
Intersection for the Arts, Art Auction, Group Show, SF, CA, June 2009
Santa Monica Museum of Modern Art, Incognito, Santa Monica, CA, 2009
Intersection for the Arts, Solo Show Every Day in Black and White, SF, CA, 2009
Center for Photographic Art, Perspectives Show, Boulder, CO, April 2009
Moulin Rouge Benefit Auction, Marin GLBT Cntr, San Rafael, CA, 2008
Women’s Cancer Research Foundation, Oakland, CA, 2007
Smith Andersen North Solo Exhibition In Motion, San Rafael, CA, 2007
De Young Museum, Group Show, San Francisco, CA, 2006
Center for Photographic Arts/ New Artist Award Show, Carmel, CA, 2004
Blue Room Gallery, Group Show, San Francisco, CA, 2003
Dance Mission Studios, Solo Exhibition, San Francisco, CA, 2003
Black Box Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Oakland, CA, 2003
Mission Cultural Cntr, Mesa de la Photographica IV-Group, SF, CA, 2001
Upstairs Gallery, Solo Show, Ithaca, NY, 1997


California SW Education-CALSWEC II Mental Health Stipend 2011-2012
San Francisco State University Higher Education Grant 2010-2012
International Photography Awards, IPA, Honorable Mention, 2008
Duke Univ. Finalist, 1st Book Award Grant judge-Mary Ellen Mark, 2008
San Fran Arts Commission, Cultural Equity Individual Artist Grant, 2007
Academie Voor Schonekunsten-Fotokunst, Guest Artist, Brugges, Belgium, 2007
Light Work, Artist in Residence, Syracuse, NY, 2005
Center for Photographic Arts, New Artist Award Show, Carmel, CA, 2004
Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Artist in Residence Grant, Ithaca, NY 1996


Garnerville Arts Center, Garnerville, NY-Ongoing Lecturer/Program Development 2019-20                                                                             Berkeley University, Social Justice Symposium, Berkeley, CA 2011
Tufts Univ, Knaster Award Lecturer-History and Memory, Boston, MA 2010
Northwest Federation of Community Org, Seattle, WA, Job-Gap Report ’09
Photo Seminar for Northwest Federation of Comm Org., Seattle, WA, 2008
UC Davis, Guest Lecturer, Davis, CA, 2008
Viz Magazine, Featured Artist, Santa Cruz Univ. Pub., Santa Cruz, CA, 2007
Turning Wheel Magazine, Cover Page, Berkeley, CA, 2007
Contact Sheet Mag, Syracuse Light Work Annual #137, Syracuse, NY, 2006
San Francisco Art Institute, Guest Lecturer, San Francisco, CA, 2002 – 2005
UC Berkeley Extension, Guest Lecturer, San Francisco, CA, 2000 – 2001
Curve Magazine, Featured Artist, San Francisco, CA, 2000

Educational & Professional Background

Garnerville Arts Cntr Photography Prog Director, Garnerville, NY, 2019-20   Employed at VCS Counseling in New City, NY, 2018-                                San Francisco State University, MSW, Master of Social Work 2012
San Francisco Art Institute, MFA in Photography in 2000
Ithaca College, BFA in Photography, 1998
Migdalia Valdes Photography, Freelance Photography, SF, CA, 1997-current
Scott Nichols Gallery, Gallery Manager, San Francisco, CA, 2004-2005
Ruth Bernhard Photo, Studio, Darkroom & Office Assist, SF, CA, ’97-2006
Gateway High School, Photography Teacher, San Francisco, CA 2001-2003
Aurora Frameworks, Business Owner and Framer, Ithaca, NY, 1987-1997

Community Service                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Volunteer for VCS Counseling in New City 2017-2019
Volunteer for RCC-UPK as art teacher 2014
Californians for Justice, Mask-making Workshops, San Francisco, CA 2010
—Working with Teen After School Program
826 Valencia, Children’s Book-Making Workshop, San Francisco, CA, 2009
Northwest Fed. of Comm. Org, Political Action Photo Wkshp, Seattle, WA, 2008
Red Rhino Orphanage Project, Volunteer, Lukenya, Kenya, May-June, 2007
Springs of Hope Orphanage, Volunteer, Machakos, Kenya, May-June, 2007
Every Day in Black and White-Ongoing Urban Community, SF, CA, 1999


Versions of older sites can be seen via: Migdalia Valdes Everyday Flash and Migdalia Valdes Everyday Original.