Photo Walking Tours of San Francisco

Learn about the city that’s so easy to love with a professional photographer as your guide. Explore the visual richness of San Francisco in one of two four hour walking tours. It's perfect for those who love photography and want to capture the excitement and history of this vibrant city, while at the same time getting a concise introduction to some of its most unique sights. Each tour is designed to maximize photo possibilities with an eye to the visual icons of San Francisco. Tours are led by Rick Gerharter, a working news photographer, with 20+ years of professional photography experience and 30+ years of living knowledge of San Francisco's history, politics, culture and social dynamics.

Tour one includes Chinatown, North Beach, Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower. See and learn about the oldest Chinatown in the Americas, the earliest history of San Francisco, the Beats, architects and artists, the cable cars, Depression era murals, vistas of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz and the famous bridges, plus present day life in these real world neighborhoods.

Tour two includes the Financial District, South of Market, Yerba Buena and Union Square Districts. See and learn about the development of San Francisco, how the Gold Rush influenced the city's culture, the effect of the 1906 earthquake and fire, the exquisite interiors of banks, hotels and public buildings, plus life today in this dynamic, multi-cultural city. This tour has a strong focus on the architecture and artwork in the districts.

Arrangements can be made at the following link:

Solo Exhibitions

Capturing the Moment: The Photojournalism of Rick Gerharter”, GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco, CA, 2006
Cuba Panorama”, Lombardi Library, World Affairs Council, San Francisco, CA, 2004
Queer Photo Salon”, LGBT Community Center, San Francisco, CA, 2002
Havana Panorama”, Mad Magda’s Russian Tea Room, San Francisco, CA, 1998
Una Verdad de San Francisco”, Galeria Arte 7, Cine Yara, Havana, Cuba, 1996
Homo Foto San Francisco”, Valley Women Books & Gifts, Fresno, CA, 1996
Queer Pix”, Josie’s Cabaret and Juice Joint, San Francisco, CA, 1991
Quiescence-At Peace in the Park”, Main Library, San Francisco Public Library, 1989

Group Exhibitions

"Daily and Transcendent: 25+ Years of Queer Photojournalist Portraits" by Jane Philomen Cleland and Rick Gerharter", Jewett Gallery,  Main Library, San Francisco, CA, 2015
“Fun, Frolic, Fetish: 25 Years of the Folsom Street Fair”, GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco, CA, 2008
“2 Wheelers at the Main”, Main Library, San Francisco Public Library, 2007
“Remember Jerome”, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2007
“Fetiches: Una exposicion de fotografias”, Galeria Alonso Vidal, Barcelona, Spain, 2007
;“Out at the Library: Celebrating the James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center”, Main Library, San Francisco Public Library, 2005
“Sporting Life: GLBT Athletics and Cultural Change from the 1960s to Today”, GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco, CA, 2005
“Police Riot ’89: Remember the Castro Sweep”, A Different Light Bookstore, San Francisco, CA, 1999
“Becoming Visible”, Parsons School of Design Gallery, New York City, NY, 1996
“The Wall of Restitution”, DeMaio Fine Arts Gallery, Guerneville, CA, 1996
“Unity: A Celebration of Gay Games IV and Stonewall”, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, 1995
“The Night of Resistance”, A Different Light Bookstore, San Francisco, CA, 1990
“Urban Scrawl”, Armpit Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1990