Attorneys Marvin Cahn & Herb Porterat the Law Offices of Marvin CahnSunset Blvd., Hollywood California USA • 1966

Attorneys Marvin Cahn & Herb Porter
at the Law Offices of Marvin Cahn
Sunset Blvd., Hollywood California USA • 1966

'PRISONS ARE CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR THE POOR”Sign Posted in Washington Square Parkfor Demonstration in Rockefeller Center NYC26 July 1974 — 40 years ago today….
Some of us knew  very long ago, that the pain of drug war would have  to get worse before people who didn’t think it applied to their freedom, saw the insanity of it.
Can you imagine how much better off Americans would be if, for example California has built 21 new universities instead of the 21 new prisons, which they actually did build in this time period.
A prison is a place of hopelessness and waste. Only those who endanger innocents in society should be confined there. America’s prisons make people worse when they get out that when the went in… and… you pay for that, both ways.  I’ve been delivering that same sermonette for over 40 years. I never expected people to listen but I would like to point out the fact that now there exists a great deal of perfectly respectable data to indicate that the anti-prison message makes significant sense.

'PRISONS ARE CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR THE POOR”
Sign Posted in Washington Square Park
for Demonstration in Rockefeller Center NYC
26 July 1974 — 40 years ago today….

Some of us knew  very long ago, that the pain of drug war would have  to get worse before people who didn’t think it applied to their freedom, saw the insanity of it.

Can you imagine how much better off Americans would be if, for example California has built 21 new universities instead of the 21 new prisons, which they actually did build in this time period.

A prison is a place of hopelessness and waste. Only those who endanger innocents in society should be confined there. America’s prisons make people worse when they get out that when the went in… and… you pay for that, both ways.  I’ve been delivering that same sermonette for over 40 years. I never expected people to listen but I would like to point out the fact that now there exists a great deal of perfectly respectable data to indicate that the anti-prison message makes significant sense.

CA — LA County Fair - Haunted House • 1969.

CA — LA County Fair - Haunted House • 1969.

CA — San Francisco  — 1960s Street Work

CA — San Francisco — 1960s Street Work

Hollywood Rock Concert Audience • 1969picking my friend Sharon Le Fevre from a crowdwhile turning my back to paid work on the stage

Hollywood Rock Concert Audience • 1969
picking my friend Sharon Le Fevre from a crowd
while turning my back to paid work on the stage

NYC —  Street Scene - Man in Blue Suit with Sunday News  • 6.31.74

40 Years ago in Manhattan

My backyard — Sète, France • 6.5.14©jtI call it “my Giverny,” becauseit’s where I go for inspiration every day.

My backyard — Sète, France • 6.5.14©jt
I call it “my Giverny,” because
it’s where I go for inspiration every day.

Kid on a Bridge — Sète, France • 6.22.13

Kid on a Bridge — Sète, France • 6.22.13

Street Work — Sète France • 6.22.13

I live in a village most of the year.
In  summer, I live in a city.
I don’t leave.
The summer population of Sète
increases by as much as 500%.

While most of they year i see my neighbors
on the street, in summer, I meet strangers.

It still amazes me what
a camera and  a smile can do.

Réflexions sur Sète — Sète, France • 2013

Reflections Over Time