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Iconic Rock ‘n Roll photographer, Jay Blakesberg…

©Jay Blakesberg

Opening reception: October 28, 4-7 p.m.

In 1978, at age 16 Jay Blakesberg’s father loaned him a Pentax camera to take pictures at a Grateful Dead concert in his homestate of New Jersey. That was the beginning of a 40-year adventure photographing the rock and roll experience.

Jerry Garcia photographed in San Francisco, CA January 31, 1991 © Jay Blakesberg

His first paid assignment came in Septmeber 1979 when the Aquarian Weekly paid Jay $15 to run two photographs in the free weekly. In November 1987, a Jay landed his first assignment with Rolling Stone magazine to photograph a free U2 concert in downtown San Francisco.

This exhibit presents many of his iconic photographs taken on and off stage over hte last 40 years. The exhibit features photographs of The Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Radiohead, Neil Young, and many more.