Charity Vargas is the photographer and author of The Presidio: Portraits of a Changing Landscape. The majority of her work has been photographing the Presidio of San Francisco, the former Army based transformed into Americas’s largest urban national park.

The Presidio; Portraits of a Changing Landscape, 2008
Milestones: Presidio Trust 2012 Year-End Report to Congress and the Community, 2012
Discover the Presidio: Presidio Trust 2013 Year End Report, 2013


San Francisco Film Society
The Presidio Trust
Visit Oakland
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
US Park Police
Disney Family Museum
Off the Grid
Marine Mammal Center
National Park Service
The Presidio Institute
Bright Source Energy
American Battle Monuments Commission
Cheryl Barton Landscape Architecture
City of Belevedere
Bon Appétit Management Company

Heritage Gallery, The Presidio Officer’s Club
Museum of Fine Arts Houston Library
Amon Carter Museum Library



The Heritage Gallery, The Presidio Officer’s Club, San Francisco, CA
The Presidio Visitor Center, San Francisco, CA


2008 The Presidio, Seed Gallery for Photographic Art, San Francisco, CA


2015 Earth Month Los Angeles 2015, G2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013  Welcome to the Presidio, Milestones + Next Chapter, Presidio Headquarters, San Francisco, CA

2012 Call Me Home, Gallery Carte Blanche, San Francisco, CA

2012 Before the Bridge: Sight and Sound at the Golden Gate, San Francisco, CA

2010 War and Dissent, National Museum of the Filipino People in Manila, Manila, Philippines

2008 War and Dissent, The Presidio Officer’s Club Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008 Night Photography in Berkeley, The LightRoom, Berkeley, CA

2008 Turn, The Shotgun Space, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Landscape, other, Rayko, San Francisco, CA

2007 Night of the Witches, The Shotgun Space, Los Angeles, CA


Gallery Carte Blanche

Press & Write Ups:

Charity’s work has been featured in Forbes, Sunset and Via Magazines as well as on KQED TV.

Verdad, Spring 2014

Call Me Home in Viewfinder, W Magazine

Call Me Home in SFGATE, The San Francisco Chronicle

Call Me Home in SFist

Buy This Book, By Liz Kuball

Hipolyte Bayard

Night Photography by Andy Fraizer

Sincerity and Photography by Noah Beil

War and Dissent, The Presidio Trust