In the summer of 1964, just before San Francisco turned into the epicenter of groovy vibes and summer luvin', a 23-year-old Arthur Tress traveled by bus from Mexico to San Francisco to visit his sister. Thank God he did. Otherwise we might not have had this astounding collection of photos, soon to be on display at the deYoung. Showcasing a work that reflected old and new aspects of the city, Tress explained to Time, "I was thinking as a kind of amalgam, all these little bits and pieces, almost as if you're making a collage—a symphony of the city."
Arthur Tress: San Francisco 1964: deYoung Museum (50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Goldenn Gate Park), March 3, 2012 - June 3, 2012.