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Street Scenes

For his 80th birthday, Bay Area documentary photographer Jeff Blankfort has put a trove of images from his archive online. The digital record of tumult in the Bay Area—from antiwar protests to Chicano Movement marches—also mixes in observational street shots from the past few decades. Blankfort's photos were often the only historical record of the events they record, and they offer glimpses into San Francisco in the 1960s that otherwise would have been lost. "Today everyone has a cell phone camera, but there weren't as many photographers at the time," Blankfort told KQED. [KQED/Photo via Jeff Blankfort]