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09 October 2021 - 23 January 2022
Jewett Gallery - Lower Level
Main Library
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100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Alternative Voices, a new photography exhibition reveals the charged cultural and political scene of the 80s underground that made San Francisco a fertile center for art, activism and Punk Rock.  Curated by photographer Jeanne M. Hansen, the exhibition features photographs she took while actively participating in the underground alongside interviews with well known punk scensters, conducted over five years and edited by renowned author Jonah Raskin.  With a sense of beauty and power, the exhibition takes viewers on a walk on the wild side of a San Francisco on the cusp of the emerging HIV/AIDS crisis, reviving an unique time and place in the City's history.

 

Visit SFPL’s online exhibit to see a sample of the 16 interviews and over 40 photographs that are on view in the Main Library.