San Francisco artist Christine Elfman explores the constancy of change through photography, painting, and film. From the Philadelphia area, Elfman received her BFA in Painting from Cornell University and MFA in Photography from California College of the Arts. She has worked extensively with 19th century photographic processes, as an intern for photographer France Osterman, and in her own wet-plate collodion studio in Rochester, NY. While there, she also worked with historic collections as a preparator at the George Eastman House, and as a photographer at the University of Rochester Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Elfman’s work has been exhibited nationally. She has received The San Francisco Foundation Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship, Graduate Merit Scholarship at CCA, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists Career Development Fellowship, a residency at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in Ithaca, NY, and the Faculty Medal of Art from the Cornell Art Department. Most recently, she was selected for the San Francisco Artist Award. She has taught photography at CCA, Foothill College, and UC Berkeley's Art Studio.