San Francisco–based photographer Dick Evans
has been all over the world, but his home city is still his favorite canvas for taking eye-popping and intimate photos like the ones in his new book, The Mission. A journey through San Francisco’s working-class Mission District, whose neighborhoods are undergoing the process of gentrification, the book captures the faces and spaces in between the landmarks that reflect everyday struggles and success in the bustling burg. Evans discusses The Mission with a book signing and reception on Saturday, Dec. 16, at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, 5200 Sonoma Hwy., Napa. 3:30pm. Free. 707.226.5991.