A Dangerously Curious Eye



A Dangerously Curious Eye: The Edge of San Francisco,
Photographs by Barry Shapiro 1972-1982
Rock Out Books, 2010. Boards bumped.

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 1970s these places on the edges of this great American metropolis offered Barry Shapiro an alternate reality where he pointed his lens.

With a foreword by famed San Francisco rock photographer Jim Marshall and an introduction by best-selling novelist Mark Joseph, two of Barry’s closest friends, A Dangerously Curious Eye will show you a very different side of the San Francisco Bay Area.