The Haight - Jim Marshall


From the 1950's North Beach Jazz scene in San Francisco through the turmoil of the 60's and the Rock & Roll explosion in America, Jim Marshall was an integral part of the scene. Marshall was the only photographer at Johnny Cash's Folsom and San Quentin groundbreaking live concerts and The Beatles last live concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

Marshall documented music icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and the music culture that Jazz and Rock and Roll shaped. In 2014 Marshall became the first and only photographer to be honored by the Grammys with a Trustees Award for his lifework.

In Jim's own words, " ...We were documenting History and didn't know it."

The counterculture movement of the 1960s is one of the most continually fascinating and endlessly examined milestones of the twentieth century. Widely regarded as the cradle of this social revolution, the Haight grew from a small neighborhood in San Francisco to a worldwide phenomenon—a concept that extends far beyond the boundaries of the intersection itself. Nearly fifty years later, the footprint of that era still reverberates today in music, fashion, politics, literature, design and more. Armed with his trusted Leica M4 camera, and unlimited access, Jim Marshall ‘s intimate and distinct style has made him one of the most celebrated photographers in the world.

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