The My Park Moment Photo Show celebrates our local and national parks, and the great memories and diverse experiences we all have in them. It turns the microphone over to people from communities across the Bay Area and beyond to share what makes parks special to them.
This large-scale, outdoor exhibition is made up of 400 photos shared by a large and diverse group of people, including everyday park goers, teenagers, and professional photographers. Hand-picked by a distinguished group of creators and community leaders from thousands of submissions, these beautiful, inspiring images capture the beauty of the great outdoors and the joy that time in nature can bring. The show invites one and all to explore, celebrate, and reflect on the role parks play in our lives.
This Education Resource Guide accompanies the My Park Moment exhibition on view at the Presidio. You might use this guide as an introduction to the exhibition, as a follow-up to your visit, or as a virtual way to experience the work of these artists.
The introductory questions invite you to explore and discuss the exhibition. Individual artist pages for the 4 Visual Story Award winners include project descriptions, artist bios, guiding questions, and more. We hope that these materials enhance your experience of the exhibition and prompt meaningful discussions.
Follow this scavenger hunt to guide you as you explore park memories shared by community members. Which snapshots remind you of your own memories? Which snapshots inspire you to experience something new? Discuss with a friend or grab a notebook to reflect as you look.
Sheilby Macena, Yuxing Liu, Marissa Leshnov, Francess Santos, plus over 400 community snapshots
the National Park Service, the Presidio Trust, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy