Alan Ginsberg at the Human Be-In 10/67

Alan Ginsberg at the Human Be-In 10/67




Altamont 12/68

Altamont 12/68




Bill Graham contemplating his new Fillmore Auditorium

Bill Graham contemplating his new Fillmore Auditorium

...at 2AM, 1967






 Angelas Davis Supporter, San Jose, 2/69

Angelas Davis Supporter, San Jose, 2/69




The Black Panthers in front of the Alemeda Courthouse during Huey Newton's Trial

The Black Panthers in front of the Alemeda Courthouse during Huey Newton's Trial









"I started as a photographer upon my arrival in San Francisco in 1966. Was San Francisco or California so special ?I could not figure it out. I felt like falling in another world, another time, another planet - It was the richest time I could find. The emotions ran high, the hopes too, the intensity was exhausting and elating.

People no longer wanted to dwell on the past. And there I was thrown into the present in an open door, but where ?? There were so many subjects to document, so many happenings - too much.... I cared mostly for the political and social changes that I documented and was curious about the new rock scene but was no part of it, just an observer - I am happy to have lived this in San Francisco. It was an extraordinary time of sharing and learning - it still stayed in me and inspired me forever."

Michelle Vignes



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