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1969: Imogen Cunningham and Ruth Asawa at SFAI



Summer, 1969 photography exhibition, USA IN YOUR HEART organized by Jerry Burchard—included “The Establishment” photographers like Ansel Adams, Aaron Siskind, Edmund Teske, and Imogen Cunningham alongside the new “UNDERGROUND” photographers, such as Bob Heinecken, Jack Fulton, Larry Clark, Tom Zimmerman, and Phil Perkis—bridging the photo world at this pivotal time.  (NOTE that Imogen’s work involved photos on a mini-skirt worn by a ceramic model made by the Japanese-American S.F. sculptor, Ruth Asawa!) Programming included a screening of Robert Frank’s “recent film” as well as “Drawings by Carlos Villa” in the Atholl McBean Gallery.


With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.



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