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SFAC’s “David Johnson: In the Zone (1945-1965)”

May 19 - January 6

“Recognized as one of the most important photographers to document the joys and struggles of formative decades in San Francisco’s storied history,” this show features 65 photographs from artist David Johnson. On view in City Hall, see “David Johnson: In the Zone (1945-1965)” displayed on the walls of the ground floor and in the North Light Court, starting May 19 and running through January 6, 2023. A free artist reception takes place May 25, 5-7pm, RSVP here.

From SFAC: “Johnson focused his camera on day-to-day life, with special emphasis on the Black community in his Fillmore District neighborhood from 1945 into the 1960s, before redevelopment in the 1970s changed the demographic of the community forever. He photographed passersby as well as friends, gathering spots like churches and barbershops, children playing and teens hanging out, dance halls and jazz clubs, and the fight for civil rights.”

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