“the things that spell San Francisco to me are disappearing fast… I should have liked to have lived here then — color, excitement, power, freedom.” — from the film vertigo
Delancey Street Press presents the publication of ‘Folsom Street Food Court’, the 2nd book from photographer Michael Rababy. His first book, “american bachelor”, documents the highs and lows of the single male between college and marriage.
Folsom Street Food Court is a documentary photography monograph that captures San Francisco’s infamous Folsom Street Fair. The images feature people in various states of dress and undress meandering around the street fair food court.
Rababy’s book covers 2 years shot a decade apart (2007 and 2017). Although the city of San Francisco has gentrified much over this span, the Folsom Street Fair seems to maintain its authenticity.
notes from the author…
“in these divided times, no matter where you come from or where you’re going, we all come together at the food court.
wise men and established cultures know that it’s essential to snack while drinking alcohol. this book is dedicated to the fine people of the Folsom Street Fair who have made this book possible.
these images were shot in 2007 and 2017. other than the cell phones, it’s hard to determine the decade for each image, which I find — in a way — hopeful.
all my friends in san francisco complain how the city is changing. a century of artists and poets are being replaced by algorithmicists and trust-fund hipsters. souless robots are casting out the full-flavored freaks. but as the millennium tower sinks, the folsom street fair stands its ground.”
— michael rababy
Michael Rababy : Folsom Street Food Court
words by Miah Jeffra
published by Delancey Street Press
64 pages – color softcover, perfect bound 9” x 9″
release date 20 september 2018
limited numbered edition of 250
retail on-line $40 ($30 in stores – to support independent book stores)
ISBN #- 0692183736, 9780692183731
Delancey Street Press, 1133 Venice Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90015