Photo by Melvin Terry 2014

6th On 7th Gallery: In 2014, Sixth Street Photography Workshop opened a dedicated gallery for its photography. Located in the historic Hotel Isabel at Seventh and Mission Streets in South of Market, it features new work and work from the collection, (spanning more than twenty years, 1992-2014).

Photo by Angela Svarda 2014

6th On 7th Gallery, 105 7th Street @ Mission, San Francisco

Gallery hours:
Monday: 5pm - 8pm
Thursday and Saturday: 3pm - 7pm And by appointment

Please email to set a time to visit the gallery if you cannot make it during gallery hours.


7th St Mural
Photo by ? 2014

Community Memory: Our current work-in-progress is an interpretive, lyrical document of our neighborhood. Centered by the intersection of Mission and Seventh, it consists of new creative photography by our artists: adults living in poverty and veterans. The project reflects a vision of a vital urban area that is undergoing transformation while, at the same time, retaining much of its history and character. This is an exciting and richly textured area in which to photograph.

Community Memory Mural: 6th On 7th Gallery starts with its compelling Seventh Street photomural. We add to and change photographs on the outside wall of Hotel Isabel on an ongoing basis.

Community Partners: Tenants and Owners Development Corporation TODCO, our fiscal sponsor since 1992, is a leading nonprofit developer and operator of affordable housing in South of Market since 1978, with 950 apartments in its 8-senior/SRO housing properties. It provides a full range of resident services for 1,150 tenants, a dozen spaces for local nonprofit community programs, and civic advocacy for all SOMA residents. It's Mission is "South of Market Neighborhood Builders." 6th On 7th Gallery is in Hotel Isabel, a TODCO residential hotel since 1989, with 72 SRO units for the formerly homeless.

Psycho Social Rehabilitation and Recovery Project: We now have photography workshops for veterans, in collaboration with this innovative program of SF Veterans Administration. Photographic work by veterans can be seen at 6th On 7th Gallery.

Veterans Workshops at 105 Seventh Street are open to all veterans: Fridays 2:45-4:00 PM.


Stories of the City: Portrait Project 1991 – 2005

A 42-page 8.5 x 11 full-color art catalog. To purchase a copy of Stories of the City please make a donation of: $15.00 // Student/Low Income rate: $10.00
(Prices include shipping)


Photographers have long been involved in documenting life in poverty areas. Sixth Street Photography Workshop reconfigures the role of the photographer in the community by sharing the camera with those who have, more often, been its subject. The workshop passes on technical and artistic elements of photography, and presents picture taking as an affirming and artistically driven endeavor.

Sixth Street Photography Workshop works primarily with adults. Its photographers understand the challenges of high crime inner-city neighborhoods. They live in Single Resident Occupancy hotels, transitional housing, and have been homeless. In the photography workshop, they pursue personal work, and participate in artistically directed group projects.

Public art exhibitions grow out of an ongoing program offering free, consistent instruction in the photographic arts. The Workshop has regularly exhibited in its community since it started in1992, and in venues that bring its photography to a broader public. Its archive of images comprises an authentic statement about life at the margins of society.

Sixth Street Photography Workshop has established a productive artistic community within a stratified population, and is devoted to continuing its growth.

Photography workshops are at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, Wednesdays 11-2 and Saturdays Noon-3.




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