Pleasanton’s Museum on Main will display the work of local street photographer Tao Guan in an exhibit opening Wednesday, March 18. “The Pleasanton Ones,” named after Guan’s 2018 self-published photography collection, will feature more than 40 images of Pleasanton and its people, as well as other examples of Guan’s photographic work.
A self-taught photographer, Guan has been capturing moments in the life of the Pleasanton community since he moved to town in 2014. He shoots with both color and black-and-white film in 35mm and medium formats. Many of the images featured in the exhibit were taken at Pleasanton’s weekly farmer’s market, where Guan makes the human connections that give his work warmth and intimacy.
Guan said he sees Pleasanton as “a family that keeps on loving and keeps on growing.”
The museum will host an opening reception for the public from 5-7 p.m., on March 18. The exhibit will run through Sunday, May 3. The Museum on Main is located at 603 Main Street in downtown Pleasanton.