Ira Nowinski's San Francisco: Poets, Politics, and Divas

Ira Nowinski's San Francisco: Poets, Politics, and Divas

by Ira Nowinski
     
 

Cultural Writing. Poetry. Photography. What catches Ira Nowinski's eye and what he captures with his lens are people-the beat poets of North Beach, opera divas radiating passion and delighting in adulation, cigar-smoking old Italians, tenant organizers, and an alert shirtless old man in a boxer's stance. These are photographs from three decades that speak

Overview

Cultural Writing. Poetry. Photography. What catches Ira Nowinski's eye and what he captures with his lens are people-the beat poets of North Beach, opera divas radiating passion and delighting in adulation, cigar-smoking old Italians, tenant organizers, and an alert shirtless old man in a boxer's stance. These are photographs from three decades that speak eloquently and powerfully about the timeless virtues of courage and dignity, photographs that probe the depth of the human spirit, indeed the very heart of San Francisco. "I have written about coteries, but artists like Nowinski represent rovers, people who study and document other communities and make it possible to see something of how culture is born and nurtured in many places. This is art in service of memory, the memory of the enormous variety one species has developed, of struggles to survive, of arias, celebrations, friendships, and dreams"—Rebecca Solnit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597140409
Publisher:
Heyday Books
Publication date:
09/20/2006
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
10.58(w) x 12.04(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Ira Nowinski is an internationally acclaimed photographer. His works have been collected and shown by MOMA New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, amongst others.

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