The Jeffrey S. Kriger collection documents the photographic works of San Francisco-based photographer, entrepreneur, and fine
arts framer Jeffrey Kriger and includes photographs, slides, negatives, contact sheets, and other related materials.
Jeffrey S. Kriger (1946-1989) was a San Francisco-based photographer, entrepreneur, and fine arts framer whose photographic
works focus primarily on landscapes and personalities within the Bay Area, New Orleans, and other geographic locations.
Kriger was born in Youngstown, Ohio and grew up in Detroit and Birmingham, Michigan. He earned a degree from the Wharton School
of Finance from the University of Pennsylvania, and later opened a photography shop in Ferndale Michigan where he displayed
his own photographs of travels to Europe. In 1975, Kriger relocated to San Francisco and opened a second shop, Jeff’s Photography
and Frame Shop, with clients including Bay Area artists, galleries, and museums.
As a photographer, much of Kriger’s work explores theatrical personalities within various social environments. Traveling to
places like Paris, Mardi Gras, and the Pacific Northwest, Kriger’s portrayals of parades, concerts, bars, and other spaces
capture the spirit of the era and the energy of his environment. His work ranges from formal compositions and abstract double-exposures
to casual snapshots.
Kriger’s talent and skill as a photographer resulted in numerous photo credits and exhibitions, including the N.O. Show, Impolite
Show, the Stud Bar, and the national exhibition of Disability and the Arts. In 1989 at the age of 42, Kriger passed away of
AIDS related complication.
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Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by a grant from the National Historical
Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The erotica in this collection may only be viewed by researchers age eighteen
and over and it is made available for educational and research purposes.