San Francisco in the post-World War II era is revealed in “Fred Lyon: San Francisco Yesterday 1948–1958,” an ongoing photo exhibition at the San Francisco International Airport. The exhibition features the photography of Fred Lyon, a veteran San Francisco photographer who has been taking photos for seven decades. The exhibition is on display at the D1 North Connector Gallery through May 2013.
Fourth-generation San Franciscan Fred Lyon witnessed and photographed the transformation of his treasured hometown into a center for optimism, prosperity, and growth after World War II. For a young photographer, it was a fascinating time—a time ripe with new possibilities to capture images of the Bay Area’s people, urban landscapes, and historic San Francisco neighborhoods—Telegraph Hill, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Marina. Lyon created graphically strong black-and-white images, characteristic of mid-century photography.
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