kerouac – excerpt
Photo of the Beat Museum and Kerouac Alley, collage by zrants
Magnum Photos and the Beat Museum present a new exhibition of largely unseen images of the Beat Generation in New York City and San Francisco, taken by photographer Burt Glinn in 1959 and 1960; selections from the book The Beat Scene: Photographs by Burt Glinn…
Burt Glinn (1925-2008) was an award-winning photographer with a career spanning more than forty years. Self taught, Glinn was versatile and technically brilliant. He worked for Life magazine in the late 1940s before going freelance. He joined Magnum Photos in 1951—one of the first Americans to do so—eventually serving as its president in the 1970s and again in the 1980s. .. (more)
Of course there is a book. We are fortunate to live nearby and have a collection of the current “beat scene” as it is being preserved. In spite of the gentrification takeover of the city, we are still able to keep a little of the beat scene alive and well in San Francisco.