Among the Ruins

Arnold Genthe’s Photographs of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Firestorm


This book is not yet published, but will be available from October 2022.

ISBN: 9781951836153 Category:


A comprehensive survey of Arnold Genthe’s legendary photography of San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and fire

When disaster struck San Francisco on April 18, 1906, photographer Arnold Genthe grabbed a pocket camera and ventured out to document the destruction. Now, over a century later, the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts presents the definitive collection of Genthe’s historic photographs. For the first time ever, this important body of work is shown in its entirety with newly printed photographs from ultra-high-resolution scans created from the original negatives, an overview of Genthe’s life, a mapping of his journey on that day, and a look at the aftermath of the disaster.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 26.7 x 24.1 cm
Publisher name Cameron Books
Publication date 3 October 2022
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Arnold Genthe, Edited by Karin Breuer, Contributions by James A. Ganz and Victoria Binder
Dimensions 26.7 x 24.1 cm
Weight 300 g


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Karin Breuer is curator in charge of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts. Victoria Binder is conservator of works on paper at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. James A. Ganz is senior curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Carolin G?rgen is a fellow with the Terra Foundation for American Art in Giverny, France. Richard Misrach is a contemporary American photographer. Barret Oliver is a photographer and specialist in 20th-century printmaking. Colleen Terry is assistant curator for the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts.