First and foremost I hope that you and all of your family and friends are well and safe. This is a tough time, but we’re going to make it!
During this bit of down time for me, I’ve been able to put more focus on the cataloguing and scanning of my hundreds of 35mm negatives, going all the way back to 1975. That’s a big backlog!
I have chosen to donate select bodies of my photographic work to the City of Los Angeles Library so that when I keel over (my Mom is currently 92 and going strong, so I’m not going anywhere for a while) these negatives do not end up in the trash heap, as is the case for many artists who don’t plan ahead.
I chose the City Library so that everyone has the opportunity to access the work. I know that universities can be a great depository for work like mine, but sometimes only students or academics can access certain research departments at universities and I didn’t want that barrier to my work.
The first three bodies of work that I’m submitting to the City Library are my images of the Punk rock music scene in Los Angeles 1977 – 1980, 1982, 1984; Angela Davis in Los Angeles 1978 and 1979; and lastly Jane Fonda and Lee Grant at an Equal Rights Amendment Rally at the University of Southern California campus in 1976.
onodream Press has published a collection of these photographs, “Angela”.
A link to the book follows the images.
Again, be well and safe! Here are some images of Angela Davis from 1978.
Published by onodream Press