Gallery Opening & Booksigning:
Amelia Davis, owner and manager of Jim Marshall Photography, LLC and long-time assistant to the late photographer, will be signing copies of the new Jim Marshall book "The Haight: Love, Music, and Revolution" and share the stories behind many of his iconic works.
From the 1950's North Beach Jazz scene in San Francisco through the turmoil of the 60's and the Rock & Roll explosion in America, Jim Marshall was an integral part of the scene. Marshall was the only photographer at Johnny Cash's Folsom and San Quentin groundbreaking live concerts and The Beatles last live concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
Marshall documented music icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and the music culture that Jazz and Rock and Roll shaped. In 2014 Marshall became the first and only photographer to be honored by the Grammys with a Trustees Award for his lifework.
In Jim's own words, " ...We were documenting History and didn't know it."
Come see moments in History through Jim Marshall's lens.
About the Book:
The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution (Insight Editions / $50.00) is a stunning collection of photographs of San Francisco in the 1960s that captures the essence of the era through Jim Marshall’s lens. Written by best-selling author, and longtime San Francisco Chronicle music journalist, Joel Selvin, The Haight shows the rise of the counterculture movement leading into the ‘Summer of Love’ like it’s never been seen before: live concerts, powerful candid’s, intimate portraits, street scenes, crash pads, and more.
The Haight features hundreds of previously unseen photographs of artists ranging from the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, to Bill Graham, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg and other icons of the 1960’s counterculture movement.
The Haight tells the complete and comprehensive story of the era through an intimate and revealing narrative, lending each and every image a fascinating context and perspective.
Complete with a foreword by Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane, a preface by Donovan, and an afterword by former LOOKmagazine editor John Poppy, The Haight is a bold and beautiful collection capturing the full scope and nuance of Marshall’s San Francisco photography and offers fresh insight into the Summer of Love, Haight-Ashbury, and beyond.
About Jim Marshall
The counterculture movement of the 1960s is one of the most continually fascinating and endlessly examined milestones of the twentieth century. Widely regarded as the cradle of this social revolution, the Haight grew from a small neighborhood in San Francisco to a worldwide phenomenon—a concept that extends far beyond the boundaries of the intersection itself. Nearly fifty years later, the footprint of that era still reverberates today in music, fashion, politics, literature, design and more.
Legendary photographer Jim Marshall visually chronicled the movement as perhaps no one else did. Armed with his trusted Leica M4 camera, and unlimited access, Jim Marshall ‘s intimate and distinct style has made him one of the most celebrated photographers in the world, earning him the Grammy Trustees Award for his lifework.