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Jack London, the photographer


Jack London State Park

Wednesday May 2016 - 5:30pm to

Jack London scholars Jeanne Campbell Reesman and Sara S. Hodson present a special look at the varied, recently released photography of Jack London on Wednesday, May 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 in the House of Happy Walls museum at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen.

London is primarily known as one of the most widely read American writers, an adventurer and a social activist, but he was also a prolific photographer, producing nearly 12,000 photographs during his lifetime. His photos include poignant images of the ragged homeless living in London’s East End, images of the Russo-Japanese War while he was on assignment for the Hearst Syndicate, sensitive images of the South Seas islanders during his voyage aboard the Snark, and the devastation of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Most of his photographs remained unpublished until 2010 when authors Jeanne Campbell Reesman, Sara S. Hodson and Philip Adam published Jack London Photographer, with 200 images. The Huntington Library in San Marino has stored many of London’s photographs for a long time and recently made these available for the public to view.

Refreshments will be served at intermission. Admission is $10 per person which includes parking. Reserve in advance at www.jacklondonpark.com.


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