The Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch Collection at UC Santa Cruz “documents the people, landscape, and politics of California in the mid-20th century.” More than 6300 photos from this remarkable collection are available online. Please take a minute to browse through this digital collection.
Several photos from the collection will be exhibited at the San Francisco Art Institute in partnership with UCSC. The show, Vanguard Revisited: Poetic Politics & Black Futures, will focus on the Black Panthers Series, featuring photos taken by Baruch and Jones in 1968. On view from January 21-April 7, 2019.
Read more about the collection in the New York Times’ California Today newsletter.