A Dangerously Curious Eye: The Edge of San Francisco
Far from the bridges and cable cars, hidden away behind the famous hills, there is another San Francisco Bay Area that most people never see: San Francisco’s Hunter's Point and Fillmore District, West Oakland and Richmond's Iron Triangle. In the 1970's, these places on the edges of this great American metropolis, offered Barry Shapiro an alternate reality where he pointed his lens.
These images record an incredible slice of everyday urban life without any hint of his even being there. Barry captured what Henri Cartier-Bresson called “the decisive moment” over and over with a natural ability that only the best photographers have.