Title:[Ira Nowinski photograph books of San Francisco and Baja California]
Creator/Contributor:Nowinski, Ira, creator, photographer.
Photograph books, perhaps produced as artist's portfolios, containing selected images from a variety of Nowinski's bodies
of work. Volume 1 contains images taken at the San Francisco Art Institute (including portraits of instructors, school grounds
and classroom scenes, taken in the 1970s) and images from the following series: No Vacancy (portraits of low-income residents
of San Francisco's South of Market district, scenes of activism pertaining to urban renewal efforts in that region of the
city, and many residential interiors, taken 1971-1977), Diva (performers and scenes of the San Francisco Opera, where Nowinski
worked as the official photographer, taken 1978-1990), and Cafe Society (portraits of literary figures, and their haunts,
associated with San Francisco's North Beach district, taken 1978-1990). Volume 2 exclusively contains images of the Sixth
Street corridor of San Francisco's South of Market district, including portraits of residents of single-room occupancy hotels,
street scenes and residential interiors, probably taken from the mid-1970s to late 1980s. Volume 3 contains images taken in
Baja California, including portraits and scenes of everyday people, street scenes, architecture and landscapes, taken 1978-1980.
Among the noteworthy individuals, locations and events depicted in the volumes are Ansel Adams, Jack Hirschman, Leontyne Price,
Teresa Berganza, Birgit Nilsson, Renata Scotto, Leonie Rysanek, Magda Olivero, Joan Sutherland, Montserrat Ceballé, Lawrence
Ferlinghetti, Jack Micheline, Bob Kaufman, Richard Brautigan, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Michael
McClure, Philip Lamantia, Harold Norse, Ted Joans, Ruth Weiss, City Lights Books, and a demonstration protesting the eviction
of residents of the International Hotel.
Subject:n-us-ca -- n-mx---
San Francisco Art Institute -- Photographs
Poor -- California -- San Francisco -- Portraits
Low-income housing -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Single-room occupancy hotels -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Opera -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Mexicans -- Portraits
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Photographs
South of Market (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs
North Beach (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs
Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) -- Photographs
Title devised by cataloger.
Photographed by Ira Nowinski.
All volumes stored in 1 box.
Some images appear in publications featuring Nowinski's photographs: Cafe society: photographs and poetry from San Francisco's
North Beach (1979); No vacancy: urban renewal and the elderly (1979); Backstage at the opera (1982).
Ira Nowinski photograph books of San Francisco and Baja California, BANC PIC 2005.192, The Bancroft Library, University of
Purchase ; from Ira Nowinski ; 2005.
Related collection: No vacancy photograph archive (BANC PIC 2003.082).
Related collection: Kurt Herbert Adler and the San Francisco Opera (BANC PIC 2003.035).
Related collection: Cafe Society photographs : beat poets and North Beach, San Francisco (BANC PIC 2003.083).
Related collection: Ira Nowinski photographs of Baja California (BANC PIC 2005.128).
approximately 300 photographs in 3 volumes : black & white prints in spiral bindings ; sheets and books 28 x 22 cm (8 1/2
x 11 format)
BANC PIC 2005.192--PIC box 1