San Francisco, featuring Max Yavno (1911-1985)

 Cable Car, 1947

Cable Car, 1947

While he's not as well-known as a few other classic San Francisco street photographers (Peter Stackpole, Fred Lyon, to name two), Yavno's images are visually stunning and worthy of our attention. Maybe its enough to note that Edward Steichen selected 20 of Yavno's prints for the permanent collection at NY MOMA. In 1977 Max Yavno created a portfolio of his classic early works. Called "Image as a Poem" it is comprised of 14 prints, a number of those are on display at NEOMODERN from Thanksgiving and into the new year.

 Army Street, 1947

Army Street, 1947