July 18, 2017

Michelle Vignes photographs



"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












 Concierge 123 rue de la Glacière Paris 13e - 1971







Le déjeuner du dimanche, la famille

















Portrait of Native American man


Ruth Roechell, a Navajo, in Rough Rock, Arizona 


The women's prison
Frontera - 1969


Kyle, South Dakota - 1969

Dennis Banks, an Anishinaabe,
co-founder of the American Indian Movement
Mobridge, South Dakota - 1974


Wounded Knee, South Dakota
during the siege in 1973
 

Ka-Mook Nichols, Lakota woman,
Yolo Country, California
 
San Francisco seen from Alcatraz after the island was occupied by American Indians in 1969. In the foreground was the son of Richard Oakes, one of the organizers of the event.   



Columbus Day - a day of mourning
San Francisco, 1969
 

















Native American children, Alcatraz Island






Veterans announce at a June 1971 press conference that the occupation is over. U.S. Marshalls removed the last of the Alcatraz occupiers.   







jazz photos

A book of  jazz-related photographs, entitled, The Blues, was published in 1986 by Lon Clark (link below).   

The blues district in West Oakland


Mississippi Johnny Waters
Eddie Ray and Warren Cushenberry


Earl "Good Rockin¨ Brown


Shalimar Club 


 Mississippi Johnny Waters


Eli's Mile High Club


Kenny Playing Sax
De Luxe Inn, Oakland, California - 1983.


Beverly Playing the Blues
Eli's Mile High Club
Oakland, California - 1982


Sonny Lane 
Deluxe Inn, Oakland, California


Hip dancer at The Three Sisters


Couple Dancing
Shalimar Club
Oakland, California - 1983






The Summer of Love 




Alan Ginsberg at the Human Be-In 
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California - 1967 


Black Panthers in front of the 




 Altamont - 1968


 













Bill Graham contemplating his new Fillmore Auditorium


















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