Oakland Firestorm Revisited. 24 years.

Hiller Highland Burning. Oakland Firestorm 1991.
Hiller burning. Oakland Firestorm. 1991.

This year marks the 24th anniversary of the Oakland Hills Firestorm. Over 3,000 homes were destroyed, including my childhood home and the entire neighborhood in which I grew up. I spent two years photographing the aftermath. A portfolio of that work, including several essays I’ve written about the event, can be found here.

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Oakland Firestorm: Twenty Years

Rebirth. Mountain Blvd. Aftermath Oakland Firestorm 1991.

On this twentieth anniversary of the Oakland Firestorm I am revisiting my photography and writing created around the time of the catastrophe.

I have put together a web page that contains 36 images shot during and after the fire, an essay on the events of that day, and the introduction to Lake Tahoe: A Fragile Beauty, where I discuss our relationship with fire.


Feel free to pass it along.