Jay Blakesberg
Lecture on Rock & Roll Photography
November 11, 2017

Seats are Limited — Register for a Free Ticket Below

A slide show/lecture about Jay’s 39-year journey in rock and roll photography – from documenting the Grateful Dead to his latest book, “Hippie Chick: A Tale of Love, Devotion and Surrender”.

Event Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 // 11:30am – 1:00pm (RSVP Required)


  • MAIN EXHIBIT/RECEPTION: Harvey Milk Photo Center (50 Scott Street, SF)

Please Visit DARK + LIGHT for more information regarding the Retrospective Exhibit at the same location.

About Jay Blakesberg

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 NJ. That was the beginning of a 40-year adventure photographing the rock and roll experience.

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

Please also visit a selection of Rock & Roll photographs taken by Jay Blakesberg in Golden Gate Park, on display at the McLaren Lodge.


We apologize, but the registrations for this event have reached capacity. Please email us at to ask to be placed on the alternate list so we will contact you, as seats become available.




Harvey Milk Photo Center

Call for more information: 415.554.9522

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 3pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday: 5pm – 9:00pm
Thursday: 3pm – 9:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

50 Scott Street, San Francisco

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Operation Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tue-Thur: 3pm-10pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

*Lab operations end 30 minutes before close


Gallery Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tue-Thur: 3pm-9:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-5:30pm
Sunday: 11am-5:30pm