The Archives is pleased to announce the acquisition of 312 digital images and 36 prints of the 2006 Stanford Powwow taken by noted photographer Ira Nowinski. The entire set of images is currently available for viewing via the iStanford app. A small exhibition of the prints will be on display in the Bender Room of Green Library in conjunction with the 2012 Powwow, held over Mother's Day Weekend.
Ira Nowinski is an American photographer of Polish and Hungarian Jewish descent. Born ca. 1942 and raised in New York, he was the first person in his family born in the United States. At the age of 42, he was prodded by opera singer Regina Resnick to do a photo essay around the Jewish milieu. He had previously done photo essays of the North Beach, San Francisco, area, of the evacuation of elderly citizens from hotels in the South of Market area of San Francisco, and of the Southeast Asian Community in the same city. In addition, he had been the staff photographer of the San Francisco Opera since 1978.