The passing of Pirkle Jones on March 15, 2009, marks the end of an era. His work helped to define the Bay Area's photographic traditions of elegant landscapes and biting social documentation. Pirkle Jones: Seven Decades Photographed interweaves archival footage, recent interviews, and some 150 of his photographs, highlighting his collaborations with major figures such as Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and his wife, Ruth-Marion Baruch.
Pirkle Jones: Seven Decades Photographed
Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 6:30 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Jane Reed, film director
Tim Wride, curator and author of Pirkle Jones, California Photographs
Sandra S. Phillips, senior curator of photography, SFMOMA
Total running time: 28 min.