Ira Nowinski is an American photographer of Polish and Hungarian Jewish descent. Born ca.
1942 and raised in New York, he was the first person in his family born in the United
States. At the age of 42, he was prodded by opera singer Regina Resnick to do a photo essay
around the Jewish milieu. He had previously done photo essays of the North Beach, San
Francisco, area, of the evacuation of elderly citizens from hotels in the South of Market
area of San Francisco, and of the Southeast Asian Community in the same city. In addition,
he had been the staff photographer of the San Francisco Opera since 1978.The Stanford Powwow is held every Mother’s Day Weekend in the Eucalyptus Grove on Stanford