Monday, May 11, 2015

Into the Dark!

In the Darkroom
The darkroom is a deliciously creative space where I make prints on silver gelatin photographic paper old school. I am very excited because a friend of mine has just given me a couple of boxes of the coveted Agfa Portriga Rapid paper popular in the 1970's. It's the most beautiful photographic paper ever made. What will I print? Time to go into the darkroom and see! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015




Mirror Photography by Elisabeth Sunday

United States, written by La R├ędaction / The Staff

Mirror photography is much more than photographing a reflection; it produces a visual alchemy that combines the physical world with that of the great mystery. Photographing with mirrors allows me to see the world in a different light and capture some element that remains hidden in straight photography. The use of elongation in indigenous and Western art has long been an archetype for the unconscious.  Following in this tradition, I use my mirror to shine into the internal deep spaces where we universally connect to something greater.
The Mystics and Healers Portfolio photographed between 1994-1995 grew out of a personal spiritual quest. I interviewed people from various traditions and asked them for messages to guide and inspire the youth of the world. These images along with their statements are the result of my journey.

Current Exhibition of "Mystics and Healers" at Corden/Potts Gallery

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Great Review

Corden Potts Gallery: Elisabeth Sunday - Mystics and Healers.
Review by RWM: Profound to be among those who we don't fully understand. They are foreign though not quite exotic. Interesting anthropological experience. Strange to see these personages as if photographed with curved lenses or mirrors. Maybe they can help us through our troubled times.
Elisabeth Sunday artist art
Elisabeth Sunday photography at Corden Potts Gallery.
Photographs by Elisabeth Sunday.
Elisabeth Sunday photography.
artist art
Photographs by Elisabth Sunday.
Photos of Mystics and Healers by Elisabeth Sunday at Corden Potts Gallery.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Saving Nemory

Fundraiser for Medical Expenses for my 
assistant in Mali, Nemory Keita

Embrace, 2009, Mali

This is a "Studio Special" unlike any other. Yes: it is designed to inspire a new generation of collectors to start buying photography and now, it is also designed to save Nemory. To achieve this goal, I am offering limited edition photographs at a reserved price.

All the proceeds that are generated will be used to provide medical care for my assistant Nemory in Africa.

Select any 11” x 14” gelatin silver print for only $500. (Photographs in this format and are regularly priced through galleries at $1200). These 11" x 14" gelatin silver prints are limited to an edition of  only five! All the prints are signed, dated and numbered on the back. Be the first and get #1/5 of your favorite photograph!

Please forward, share and help save Nemory.

If you'd like to contribute a smaller amount, please go to the campaign site:

Thank you so much for your participation.

Select your favorite print from one of the following series:

To place your order please email Elisabeth Sunday 

Thank you!


Dear Friends,

Thank you for taking a look at this. Normally, I would not reach out, but this is quite urgent and I am turning to my photography community for help.

I am writing to you on behalf of Nemory Keita. I just got off Skype with him in Bamako. 

Nemory is one of the most funny, jovial and outgoing individuals you'll ever encounter. He's the one with the deep infectious laugh that gets the whole group going until everyone is in tears clutching their sides. This has certainly been my experience. 

Nemory became my photography assistant starting in 2000 and worked with me on my location shoots in Mali and Ghana until 2011. He recently helped my daughter on her senior project, "Women in Islam." He has remained a close and loyal friend.

Nemory is a single father raising four children: Ages 8 - 16 years. He has tirelessly supported them first working as a tour guide and assistant to various creatives, then with the drop in tourism, he began a small business that provides a modest income for his family.

Recently Nemory has become very, very ill and I am trying to save his life by getting him medical care in Dakar, Senegal. The Malian health care system is beyond broken. There is no reasonable care for him there. We must get him to Dakar where there is state of the art health care and treatment. 
He is in pain and lost too much weight. Time is of the essence.

The immediate goal is two roundtrip tickets to Dakar, (one for him and his son to help out) hospital admission and funds for treatment and medication. Also needed are funds for lodging.

We are trying to raise an immediate $5,000 and I've launched a gofundme campaign to facilitate that effort.

Any amount you would like to contribute would be most appreciated. 

Thank you so much for anything you can put together for Nemory.

All the Best,


Friday, February 20, 2015


49 Geary Street, San Francisco


E L I S A B E T H   S U N D A Y

Mystics and Healers
March 5th- April 11

Reception: 5:30 - 8:00

Receiving Grace, Balinese Priestess, Indonesia, 1995
30" x 40" archival pigment print
Edition 10

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Palm Springs Photography Festival

I am very excited to be invited to give a

seminar on:


Trance-Healer, Bali, 1995
30" x 40" archival pigment print

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Photo LA

Our Booth at PHOTO LA

Thank you to everyone who came by the booth and bought a book and picked out favorites for purchase. I hope my work finds its way to your homes. 

And special thanks to Stephen Cohen and Claudia James Bartlette and Kat Sambor for a great fair!



Left: Passion, Anointed, Origin
Right: Opening the Heart, The Listening, Dreamer and Desert Prayer
bronze of EMERGE on the table.

Left: Lifeline, group of small images
Right: Anima #2, Passion, Anointed

One, Reflection, Brothers, Born, Salvation, Games and Whisper
Left: Origin (me!)
Right: Opening the Heart and The Listening
Animus #2, The Given, Emerge (and Sahara)