One hundred and fifty years ago President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act solely based on photography taken by Carleton E. Watkins. The signing of this specific grant is said to be the beginning of the national parks idea. Anyone with a Kammock will tell you it was a historic occasion. Yosemite is a photographers’ paradise, and if you want to catch a glimpse of “the most diverse and deep exhibition of Yosemite prints by well-known contemporary photographers,” head to Sun to Moon Gallery, 1515 E. Levee St., in the Design District from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday for the opening reception ofYosemite at 150: A Photographic Celebration
. Mike Tollefson, president of Yosemite Conservancy, will be in attendance as well as photographers Scot Miller and R.P. Washburne. All events are free of charge and the exhibition will run through June 14.
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Sat., May 10, 5-8 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: May 10. Continues through June 14, 2014