Who is Michael Jang?

Filmmaker Michael Jacobs & Michael Jang in conversation with Runaway Films founder
Amanda Micheli after the show Monday, June 17!
GX1000 Skateboard Raffle before the show!

For 50 years, San Francisco based artist Michael Jang has been sitting on a hidden body of photographs taken when he was in his 20s. Although Jang built a career as a commercial and portrait photographer, many of his underground snapshots infiltrating and observing communities and subcultures has gotten little notice. Then in 2021, at the age of 70, Jang set out to share his work with the world.

Who is Michael Jang? delves into the extraordinary life and work of an elusive artist at a flashpoint in his career. Chronicling Jang’s new work in the streets, along with interviews from Jang, his family, curators and collaborators, the documentary traces the trajectory of Jang’s career while simultaneously exploring his family history and personal identity.

Read Pam Grady’s ‘Who Is Michael Jang?’ reveals the life of a prolific San Francisco photographer‘ in the San Francisco Chronicle.

0h 42m
Michael Jacobs
First Showing
June 11, 2024
  • Assisted Listening