Steve Goldband & Ellen Konar, Photographers | Steve & Ellen Biography



Steve Goldband and Ellen Konar, Photographers

Steve’s passion for photography began in high school and was reignited by the advent of digital photography.  His keen eye for geometry, formal structure and texture pervade his work in urban landscapes and more recent work in documentary and portraiture. His work has been recognized and exhibited in galleries, contests, commercial venues and private collections.

Ellen Konar came to photography through photographic curation and her passion for memory and book making. She became committed to image capture and active photography during her time in Japan.  The opportunity to capture the simple and bold beauty of natural and man-made landscapes drove her to shoot and she hasn’t stopped since.  She now works in collaboration with Steve, shooting and curating, bringing her eye for color and sentiment to the fore.  She has edited several photography books, and her images have won several awards.

Solo Exhibitions

  • Cuba; A View From The Street, Palo Alto Jewish Community Center, 2016

  • Pacific Rim Exposures II,  Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford CA 2014

  • View from the Street, Koret Pavilion at Stanford University, 2013

  • The Neskowin Ghost Forest, Mike’s Café, Palo Alto, 2012

  • Naoshima Abstracted,  Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 2012

  • Pacific Rim Exposures,  PHOTO Gallery, Oakland, 2012

  • Naoshima Abstracted,  Urban Hardwoods, San Francisco, CA, 2010

  • Under Construction, Ricoh Silicon Valley Research Center., Cupertino, CA, 2001


Selected Group Shows and Awards

  • Juried Member Show, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, 2015, 2016

  • Spotlight, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, 2016

  • In Motion, Harvey Milk Photo Gallery, San Francisco CA, 2016

  • California Small, PHOTO Gallery, Oakland CA, 2015

  • Angles, Lines and Curves, Filoli Gardens, 2015

  • On Reflection, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 2014

  • Upon Reflection, PHOTO Gallery, Oakland, 2014

  • Bay Area Wildlife,  Filoli Gardens, 2014

  • The Perimeter of the World,  RAYKO SF, 2014

  • Reconsidering the Horizon,  PHOTO Gallery, Oakland, 2013

  • Center Forward,  Center for Fine Art Photography & RAYKO SF, 2013

  • Waterworks, ARC Gallery, San Francisco 2012

  • Book opening, ModernBook Gallery, Palo Alto, 2010

  • Photo Nova 19,  ModernBook Gallery, Palo Alto, 2009


We are indebted to the many outstanding photographers who have provided inspiration, guidance, and support including Mary Ellen Mark, Brigitte Carnochan, Mark Citret, Judy Dater, Robert Dawson, and our fellow BAPC and ‘workshop reunion’ photographers who gave us inspiration and guidance in our journey.