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Unveiling 100 Faces of Oakland


Inspired by the legendary New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham, our Oakland Style street photographers will capture real-life stylemakers and the heart and soul of Oakland – OUR COMMUNITY.

Photographers Brian Molyneaux and Kola Shobo will be on the street from August through October to photograph Oakland Style. This will culminate in a breathtaking exhibit featuring 100 Faces of Oakland on Saturday, October 21, 2023.
 

“The best fashion show is definitely on the street; always has been, and always will be.” – Bill Cunningham
 

 

100 Faces of Oakland Photo Exhibit


Award-winning Oakland-based photographers Brian Molyneaux and Kola Shobo have been commissioned by Visit Oakland for Oakland Style to capture the heart and soul of The Town - OUR COMMUNITY.

Visit Oakland is proud to unveil 100 Faces of Oakland, a powerful collection of photography celebrating Oakland’s vibrant, beautiful, and diverse community throughout nineteen neighborhoods.

The 100 Faces of Oakland Photo Exhibit will be free and open to the public on Saturday, October 21.



About the Photographers

 

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Brian Molyneaux


Brian Molyneaux was raised on the South Side of Chicago and was a Teamster in the carpenters and decorators union in Chicago back in the day. Brian graduated from The Second City for Improv acting and is currently in an Improv troupe and has lived in Chicago, Ireland, San Francisco, New York, and Oakland.

Brian shoots lots of film and digital photography in each of those places. Also, waited tables in each of those cities/countries. He loves life, everyone, is easy to work with, and loves photographing and connecting with people. Shoots professionally and is a commercial and editorial photographer.

Brian now lives in Oakland, CA, with his 2 daughters, and puppy Bugsy. His favorite team is Tottenham Hotspur and has its flag waving in front of the house. Brian will travel anywhere for his love of photography.

Kola Shobo Photographer Headshot

Kola Shobo


Growing up internationally and as an Introvert, photography helped Kola Shobo realize his ability to communicate and relate to people. Kola strongly believes every creative should own and exercise these abilities.

Kola's welcoming personality, people, and communication skills serve him well in relating to clients by understanding their needs, and bringing their needs into fruition. While art appreciation drew him to photography, the ability to create is the fuel that drives Kola.