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Welcome to my Website... For over 30 years I've been photographing some of my favorite musicians, and from my archives I'm selecting and exhibiting some of my favorite shots. Enjoy, and come back often, this site will grow larger every week. Peace, Michael Mendelson.

I am printing these on an HP Designjet 130NR, 24x36 giclees. I also use the HP Designjet Z3100 photo printer. The phone number at the gallery is (415) 332-8815.

Press Release: Show is ongoing at the Sausalito gallery.

Artist: Michael Mendelson/Solo Photography Exhibition/35 Year Retrospective.

Subjects: Legendary Musicians, Friends, and other Interesting People 75 Photographic Portraits of people like Jerry Garcia, John Lee Hooker, Little Richard, Bob Weir, Mike Bloomfield, Chrissie Hynde, Tito Puente, James Brown, Paul Kantner, Neal Schon, Grace Slick, Carlos Santana, Merl Saunders with Chet Helms, Wavy Gravy with Ken Kesey, Wynton Marsallis, Eric McFadden, Noe Venable,Terry Haggerty, Buddy Miles and Jerry Miller... in concert and studio.

This is the beginning of my 500 portrait-series exhibition going to the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, and Bejiing, China for the 2008 Olympics. All Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees from these 500 portraits will go to the Rock Hall for exhibition and archives. At last count that number is over 50.

Gallery Phone: (415) 332-8815

Press may contact me directly at (415) 816-7987 for more info and images to publish.

Thank you,
Michael Mendelson

News & Updates:

I'm honored and delighted to announce that the Grateful Dead have chosen to use my photos of Jerry, Mickey, and Bob from 1982 for the new release, called "ROADTRIPS" volume 4.4. Sounds great, and I'm so happy my photos are still being appreciated, after almost 40 years.


Show is ongoing at the Sausalito gallery

The Michael Mendelson Archives
is pleased to announce a major retrospective exhibition of

"Photographs of Legendary Musicians, friends and other interesting people"

35 Years of Documentary Photography

Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Neal Schon, Buddy Miles, Jerry Jeff Walker, Gregg Allman, Joe Pass, Ozzie Osbourne, Tito Puente, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Benny Goodman, James Brown, Dave Mason, Bob Bralove and Tom Constanten, Luther Tucker, Noe Venable, Chrissie Hynde, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Vince Welnick, Etta James, George Clinton, Jefferson Airplane/Starship, John McVie, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Leslie West, Phil Lesh and David Crosby, Mickey Hart, Wavy Gravy, Warren Haynes with Allen Woody, Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, Taj Mahal, Bo Diddley, Johnny Otis, Bonnie Raitt & the Wild Magnolias, and eventually 475 more.....

60 of these portraits are of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , and are going to Cleveland, Ohio for permanent installation. All 500 are going to the Smithsonian.


Michael Mendelson Archives
Marin Independent Journal

Michael Mendelson - Photo Credit: Stephan Gunning
Photo Credit: Stephan Gunning

11/17/06  Click here for Marin Independent Journal Article
By Paul Liberatore: Photographer for the people

Michael Mendelson likes to think of himself as the people's rock 'n' roll photographer. "I'd love to be thought of that way, as the fans' photographer," Mendelson said.


The Michael Mendelson Archives presents Photographs of Legendary Musicians Rock n Roll legends Jerry Garcia, Gregg Allman, Buddy Miles, Ozzy Osbourne, Johnny Winter, Chrissie Hynde, Jimmy Cliff, Mike Bloomfield, Natasha James, Wavy Gravy, rare, photos, pictures, Photographs, images, legendary, musicians, rock, rock n roll, stars, roll, bands, music, history, blues, jazz, rock, psychedelic, scenes, night, clubs, legends, portraits, guitarists, guitars, bass players, drummers, singers, vocalists, sixties, San Francisco, 60's, 70's, 80's & 90's

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newson proclaimed that June 29th, 2006, is "Michael Mendelson Day"...

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newson proclaimed that June 29th, 2006, as "Michael Mendelson Day"... The Mayor's office asked me if they could be at my reception for my show at the Mark Reuben Gallery, to make the proclamation... This is me about 10 seconds after the big moment... MM



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