May 10

The Children of Rome

Photographs by Jeffrey Blankfort 


In January 1966, San Francisco-based photojournalist Jeffrey Blankfort, arrived in Rome on the first of his many trips to Italy, where he stayed for six months, learning the language, enjoying the food and the city's remarkable beauty but most of all its people and, in particular, its children.

Following his return from Italy, Blankfort began photographing the emerging political struggles of the time, among them the protests against the war in Vietnam and the Black Panthers. His photographs have been published in TIME, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Saturday Evening Post, New York Times, Ramparts, San Francisco Chronicle and major publications in Europe, including L'Espresso and Panorama.

More of Blankfort's photographs can be viewed on his website:  

Wednesday, May 10 - 6:30pm
Opening and Artist Reception

On view: May 11 - June 9  

Italian Cultural Institute
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco