[Editor's note: These photos are small! This page was first created many years ago for smaller screens. I have larger photos somewhere and will update this page as soon as possible.] Shig MuraoOctober 16,1989 Shig was one of the founders of City Lights. A generous, kind and unassuming person, Shig was a quiet fixture in the North Beach art community. Ginsberg stayed at … [Read more...]
About Rob Lee
Rob Lee is a photographer and writer. He has written a column on urban birds, "Birdbrain," for the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as magazine pieces on natural history and a book on city birds, Angels at the Gates of Eden.
Rob's photography has appeared in numerous books and magazines, including House and Garden, Yoga Journal and Whole Earth Review. A participant in many art shows and photo exhibits, some of the pictures on this web site first appeared in the 1989 National Poetry Festival. This work dovetailed with a project photographing in a Buddhist AIDS hospice, a life changing experience that led Rob to live and work in the hospice as a staff member for a year and a half. The series of photos from the hospice became a traveling exhibit criss-crossing the bay area, and an as yet unpublished text, that builds from a narrative of the intense life in the hospice, to a meditation on our societies' uneasy relationship with death, and how deeply this sense of denial compromises our culture.