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SAN artist David Johnson featured on Forum/KQED

Friday, August 9, 2013


 African-American photographer David Johnson grew up in segregated Florida, and says his life changed the moment he moved to San Francisco to study with Ansel Adams in 1945. Johnson's photographs of San Francisco's African-American community in the 1940s and '50s, including the thriving jazz clubs in the Fillmore, captured a city and people in the midst of change. Johnson and his wife, Jacqueline Annette Sue, join us to talk about their new book on Johnson's photographs and his life, "A Dream Begun So Long Ago."

Click here for the full story from KQED Forum with Michael Krasny (guest hosted by Scott Schafer)

 

Click here for David Johnson's gallery

 

Couple Dancing, SF, c. 1952