I Live Here: SF was an open invitation to San Francisco residents to enjoy and participate in, sharing many facets of life in this city with each other and the world at large. The project was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly, KQED Arts Online and The Urbanist. The project was the first SOMArts' Commons Curatorial Fund Award Winner 2010-2011 with a month-long residency. [Press release]
I Live Here: SF was a photography/portraiture project started by photographer Julie Michelle Sparenberg in March 2009. An exploration of the city through the visages and stories of the people who participate, with its myriad of nano-neighborhoods and micro-climates. Living in San Francisco, and the communal attachment to the city, is the common thread for the work of this project.
ILHSF subjects were willing to share the nooks and crannies of the day-to-day places that mark their lives as well as glimpses into the way that San Francisco itself has become an integral part of their identities. Each portrait session was truly a partnership. The project was very inclusive: anyone could participate in I Live Here: SF as long as they were a San Francisco resident and were willing to write a story or poem based on their life in the city.