In the summer of 1964, San Francisco was ground zero for a historic culture clash as the site of the twenty-eighth Republican National Convention (the “Goldwater Convention”), the launch of the Beatle’s first North American tour and civil rights demonstrations. In the midst of the excitement, a young photographer new to the city was snapping pictures not of the politicians or musicians but of the people in the crowds and on the streets. Arthur Tress, who went on to become one of America’s most accomplished photographers, known for his dreamlike and surreal imagery, created what is perhaps his first mature documentary work.
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