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Thomas Pendergast
Let's just say I've been around and leave it at that.
Interests: The Ohlone people sang that living on the coast was like "dancing on the brink of the world." It still feels something like that, this isolated yet connected California culture. A Psychedelic Furs song says "the beach is backwards, isn't it?" An ocean beach can be considered one of two opposite things: where the land ends and the ocean begins or where the ocean ends and the land begins. This blog is for those who want a view from the brink of the world.
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High res images for the use of the UNC production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Download Insurrection92a View this photo Download Insurrection92b View this photo Download Insurrection92c View this photo Download Insurrection92d View this photo Download Insurrection92e View this photo Download Insurrection92f View this photo Download Insurrection92g View this photo Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at TKP's Download blog
Test shot sample of Black Lives Matter protest by Thomas K. Pendergast Copyright 2014. Unauthorized use prohibited without permission. Download 20141213_151133.mp4 Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at TKP's Download blog
My first effort at video editing: Download Lifen21stCenXXz.mp4 So please enjoy. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at TKP's Download blog
Sample noises for effects in a tunnel with Rob Download File0826 And now, the ghost of Tom E. Gun comes back for a reprisal of his dayz o' glory! Download File0827 Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at TKP's Download blog
From a protest on International Women's Day, in front of a Bank of America building in Berkeley. Download File0756 Singing and an interview Download File0759 Well, there's lots 2 talk 'bout Download File0760 that's it for now. maybe will add more later. Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at TKP's Download blog
I know it's a bit late but thanx Terri for that info. The closer we look, the more we find. Amen.
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(F btw, means anything you want) Full disclosure. I don't have a pic of the drummer, and yes, he was popular with the groupies but not more than Buzz, who put in far more effort. Download 08 Get OUT of MY LIFE! Download 18 Someone Else's Eye Download 07 Make... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at TKP's Download blog
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Posted Dec 9, 2012 at TKP's Download blog
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Video footage by Thomas K. Pendergast. Edited by Jesse Garnier Violence escalates around Berkeley rally This video was first posted August 28, 2017 on SFBay.ca, an Internet news service of the San Francisco Bay Area. Protest calling for President Donald Trump to make his tax returns public. Video by Thomas K. Pendergast. Edited by Jesse Garnier. Berkeley ‘March 4 Trump’ rally sparks violent clash (Originally posted on March 4, 2017, at SFBay, a news website for the San Francisco Bay Area.) Go here for the full story --->>>) Police said 10 people were arrested and seven suffered injuries at a... Continue reading
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Download TKPoccupy05 Oct. 15, 2011. Civic Center, San Francisco. The Occupy movement went international with a Global Day of Action, as protesters in Toronto, Rome, Manila, London, Tokyo and Melbourne marched in solidarity with those in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C., Fairbanks of Alaska, Burlington of Vermont, Rapid... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2012 at TKP's Download blog
Thanks for your kind words Ruchi Chaudhary. Please come back and read more from aviewfromthebbrink if you like. Cheers. Tom Pendergast
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This photojournalism portfolio is divided into different categories. To access each one, either scroll down and choose from the available links or go to the top of the right-hand column and choose a link. Latest best work ... Video footage by Thomas K. Pendergast. Edited by Jesse Garnier Violence escalates around Berkeley rally This video was first posted August 28, 2017 on SFBay.ca, an Internet news service of the San Francisco Bay Area. Go to Latest Best Work page --->>> Anarchists and Uncivil Disobedience This is what democracy looks like when push comes to shove. Oct. 25, 2011, Oakland CA... Continue reading
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In 1963, James Baldwin published The Fire Next Time. In 1992, Los Angeles was once again where his book's title got real. For a full-size image, click on any photograph. Hit either delete, backspace or back page to go back. April 30, 1992, an unidentified man holds up a solitary protest sign against the violence and rioting that swept through Los Angeles. He's facing northbound traffic on Vermont Avenue. April 30, 1992, a mini-mall in Koreatown is consumed by flames as an overworked fireman fights a futile battle. Firefighter Jerry Moore of Engine Company 81, which is stationed in Agua... Continue reading
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"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." J.F.K. Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality, San Francisco, July 9. 2016. (Originally posted on SFBay, a news website for the San Francisco Bay Area. Go here for the full story --->>>) For a full-size image, click on any photograph. Hit either delete, backspace or back page to go back. On January 20, 2012, the anti-war groups Dancers Without Borders and Code Pink staged a flash mob performance in front of Bank of America, on California Street in San Francisco, during Occupy Wall Street West. October 25, 2011.... Continue reading
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They came to take the initiative and save an ancient right. In 2006, the National Park Service announced plans to ban bonfires on San Francisco's Ocean Beach because they didn't want to spend the money to keep it clean. Everyone agreed it was a filthy beach, dangerous too with shards of glass lying just under the sand in many places. Local citizen's groups immediately cried foul, public bonfires had been going on there all the way back to the Ohlones, the indigenous tribe that inhabited the peninsula now called San Francisco. Lawsuits against the NPS were filed and lawyers started... Continue reading
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It starts with a leap of faith. Sometimes taking a leap of faith onto the dubious path is the only way to achieve a dream or realize an idea. The more there is to lose, of course, the more difficult it is to take that leap. Conversely, when the burden of material possessions is light and the soul desires something extraordinary, taking a chance automatically become a more attractive option, despite whatever risk might be involved. Matthew De Gumbia and Brian Malley know this only too well. "Right now we're in a stone yard that's at the corner of Peking... Continue reading
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Casting Sea Stars for Ocean Beach "I wanted an opportunity to put a piece of art into the public realm with some kind of permanent location," said professional artist Charles Gadeken. "And it's a pretty rare opportunity in the city of San Francisco to put any piece of permanent art (on public display) that doesn't require a million-dollar bond, which is really what public art requires in the city of San Francisco. And it's real difficult to get over that particular hurdle. So this was a really rare opportunity for me to get in there and to get something at... Continue reading
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Some traditions are worth saving Dan Macchiarini says that the Ohlone, the indigenous tribe that inhabited what is now San Francisco, made bonfires on Ocean Beach and so the practice qualifies as an ancient tradition. "The Ohlone Indians burned on the beach. They went out there and they caught fish and they baked and they burned," he said. "And how you kept a Grizzly bear away was you started a fire." So to Macchiarini, the idea of banning bonfires on Ocean Beach - therefore denying the people the right to gather around bonfires there - is totally unacceptable. He does... Continue reading
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High school swimming competition, Contra Costa Co., CA, circa 2000 For a full-size image, click on any photograph. Hit delete, backspace or back page to go back. High school volleyball game, Contra Costa Co., CA, circa 2000 Track meet at Los Angeles City College, circa 1992-3 A game of Ultimate in Golden Gate Park, November 17, 2012. Back to Main page Continue reading
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No theme, no narrative, no context, just a variety-fun-pack of photojournalism For a full-size image, click on any photograph. Hit delete, backspace or back page to go back. Bailey Nakano of San Diego enjoyed listening to the band Spearhead from the shoulders of Daynin Gordon of Oakland at the Power to the Peaceful concert on Sept. 11, 2010. Nov. 4, 2008 -- A section of Divisadero Street was closed of so that a crowd of several hundred people could celebrate the victory of Barak Hussein Obama, the first black president of the United States of America. Oct. 31, 2009 --... Continue reading
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Here are photographs from seven years at the best party on the planet For a full-size image, click on any photograph. Hit either delete, backspace or back page to go back. A nasty dust storm didn't stop this couple from exploring the art installation Cleavage In Space by Rosanna Scimica. The theme for the 2003 Burning Man art festival was Beyond Belief, a reference to theism, and this creation represented a heavenly chandelier that fell to earth. Angel of the Apocalypse, 2005, by The Flaming Lotus Girls Missing Uncle Bob -- Mark Edwards, 36, of San Francisco at the Temple... Continue reading