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Susan Harding and Chris Stevens-Yu Street Photography at the Wheelhouse

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 11/5/2023

An exhibition of street photography – It’s a Total Street Show – by PACC members Susan Harding and Chris Stevens-Yu will be on the walls at the Wheelhouse of Willow Glen November 15 through January 10.  The show comprises about 60 images, mostly black and white, with some color images mixed in.  The opening party will take place on Sunday, November 19, 3 to 5 PM.  Come on down to Willow Glen and enjoy the show!

How did this show come about?

Back in the day, a girl named Susan and a boy named Chris entered the world.  They were born in small, predominantly Mormon towns, located in Utah and Idaho.  The duo grew up in these quiet conservative communities, in the seventies and eighties, instilling in the two queer kids a desire to find a place where they belonged.  They each discovered a love for photography, and found solace and purpose behind the lens of a camera, where they could frame their own narrative.  Years passed and with camera in hand, they independently traveled to San Francisco, New York, Europe, and South America, where the vigor of urban life captured their hearts and became a favorite focal point.  One Sunday afternoon, during a photo critique, at the start of the global Pandemic, their paths crossed.  As the Pandemic continued, their friendship flourished through a constant exchange of images and critique, various photographic adventures, and conversations over margaritas and tacos.  And now, bound by their love for wanderlust, photography, and tacos, they are collaborating to bring photo documentation of their travels to the walls of Wheelhouse in Willow Glen.

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The Wheelhouse is a third-generation family-owned community space in Willow Glen where everyone is welcomed and has the freedom to share in their passion.  There is live music most Friday and Saturday evenings.  Check their Instagram for details:





The Wheelhouse of Willow Glen

  1173 Lincoln Avenue

  San Jose



It’s a Total Street Show:

  November 15 through January 10

  Opening party:

  - Sunday, November 19, 3 to 5 PM

  - Vote for your favorite pizza (optional):