"13 Ways of Looking at Kasper’s" Photo Series Opening

5205 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609, USA


13 Ways of Looking at Kasper’s" is a photo series by visual artist Malcolm Ryder that highlights the iconic Kasper's Original Hot Dog Stand at 4521 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland's smallest flatiron building. 

Malcolm Ryder is a photographer and writer based in Oakland, California. His career as a photographer started in 1972 at Princeton University, where, with no photography degree being offered, he created an independent major in visual studies. Today he practices street photography with his Samsung Galaxy smartphones, roaming roads and corners of Oakland determined to capture a neglected essence of a mostly misunderstood city. He curates Oaktown.pictures, Artdotdot.com and PAX.institute. www.malcolmryder.com

On Oakland, Ryder says, "My intention has been to survey an urban landscape that has been, for the most part, negatively defined and avoided by others...I look for the voice of the people in the uncanny way they shape their own environment and announce their presence in it."

The upcoming Kasper's Show joins a fascinating array of October public focus events on Oakland's rich history and local culture, including major exhibits by the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA); the announced Temescal Roots Project art installation and community celebration of the Black Panther Party in Temescal; and the just-announced news of grants awarded to both the Bay Area Mural Project and the West Oakland Mural Project by the Akonadi Foundation.