Picturing Black History

Photographs and stories that changed the world

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Archive Collections and Contributors

Working with Analog in a Digital World

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Clarence Gatson Collection

The Clarence Gatson collection comprises the personal archive of San Francisco photographer Clarence Gatson. From 1975 until his passing in 1992, Gatson served as photographer and production manager for the Sun Reporter, the paper-of-record for the San Francisco Bay Area’s African American community.