Mark “Geo” Thomas: Finding Light in the Dark

Exhibit Dates: 
Wednesday, Jan. 5 to Saturday, Feb. 5
Artist Reception: 
Sunday, Jan. 16 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
2nd Saturday Opening: 
Saturday, Jan. 8 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm


This exhibit grew out of Geo’s propensity to wander the byways of California at night. He seeks unique visions that cannot be seen with the naked eye. With the aperture held open, he awaits in the blackness, anticipating the capture. He stows away in the quiet secret of the dark, finding the heart of each story.

This work was captured in Sacramento, Oakland, Napa, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.





Mark “Geo” Thomas is a street photographer seeking new expression of common objects. After 25 years of studying and performing music, from rock to classical, he stumbled over a blue footed boobie on a photographic journey to the Galapagos. Living in Chicago, he pursued underwater photography on four continents, winning awards for his presentations at the Elmer's Watersports Annual Underwater Photography Show. After moving to Sacramento, he continued his street imaging and has participated in juried exhibits at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center.

“Geo” is a pseudonym or artist's alias. “Geo” stands for George, the common man. Think of Aaron Copeland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man.”   And “Geo” also stands for geography. Mark Twain wrote: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

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Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.

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