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Art Film Friday – Pirkle Jones: Seven Decades Photographed

Presented by O’Hanlon Center for the Arts at O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley CA

Oct 18 2019
Art Film Friday – Pirkle Jones: Seven Decades Photographed

Documentary about the iconic Bay Area photographer – Q&A with the filmmaker

Pirkle Jones: Seven Decades Photographed – from Pictorial California to the Politics of the Black Panther Party

A film by Jane Levy Reed

Edited by James Reed, Nathaniel Dorsky

Q & A with Jane Reed After Screening

Pirkle Jones’s seven decades of involvement in photography have helped define the San Francisco Bay Area’s dual photographic traditions of elegant landscape imagery and biting social documentation.

He is widely acknowledged for his success at both pursuits, yet unlike most of his peers he masterfully combined formal elegance with social commentary throughout his career.

Jane Levy Reed’s Pirkle Jones: Seven Decades Photographed incorporates some 150 of Jones’s finely crafted black-and-white photographs. Interweaving archival footage with recent interviews, the thirty-minute film allows the photographer to tell his story, beginning with his childhood in Ohio and his first encounter with San Francisco in transit to World War II’s Pacific Theater.

In 1947, the GI Bill allowed him to return to San Francisco to pursue his passion for photography at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute), where he studied with Ansel Adams and Minor White.

Film Running Time: 28 minutes

ADMISSION INFO

$10 All (no member discount)

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Additional time info:

Doors at 6:30 pm / Screening at 7:00 pm in the Gallery

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O'Hanlon Center for the Arts

616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

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