About Us...and SoHo Blues...
Well, it's really all about me, Allan Tannenbaum, and my work. I started photographing in the 1960's, got my B.A. in Art at Rutgers University in 1967, studied film making in graduate school at San Francisco State, and taught photography back at Rutgers University. My first break came in 1973 when the SoHo Weekly News started up. When it folded in 1982, I started working as an international photojournalist and am now with Polaris Images. I also work as a contributing photographer with the Tribeca Trib. So I'm keeping busy with various magazines, design firms, and advertising agencies, photographing news, features, and portraits.
Tourists gawk at proto-hippies, San Francisco, 1964, photo ©2001 Allan Tannenbaum

Photography has always been the key to many great experiences for me, from the rich and famous to the down and out, from Manhattan to Aghanistan. But it's not really about me, it's about what's happening in front of my lens, whether the subject is a refugee or a star. There's a lot of satisfaction in being able to handle any photographic situation, anywhere, anytime.
A.T. aboard the U.S.S. George Washington in the Persian Gulf during the Iraqi Crisis, February 1998, on assignment for Newsweek magazine. photo by Santiago Lyon/AP
U.S. Abrams tank in Kuwaiti oilfields, 1991 photo ©1991 Allan Tannenbaum
Dancers at Studio 54, from SoHo Blues, photo ©2001 Allan Tannenbaum

My first book, New York in the 70s, was published in 2003. This chronicle of the scene in the 70s is based on my work for the SoHo News, and it's also turning into a major archive which magazines and filmmakers are discovering. There is now an extensive subject list on the SoHo Blues Archive which will be a searchable database in the near future, and many web galleries on this site. In addition, I'm producing a web site with former SoHo News colleagues at SoHoWeeklyNews.com. My second book, New York, was published at the end of 2004. With over 700 pages containing over 600 photos from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s, including 9/11, it's a great view of the dynamism of New York City. My third book, John & Yoko: A New York Love Story, was published in 2007.

Besides this web site, I've also started the SoHo Blues Gallery online to offer fine art prints of some of my work, starting with the John Lennon and Yoko Ono series from 1980. This is being constantly expanded to include more music figures such as Jimi Hendrix and other diverse subjects from SoHo Blues and beyond. I've just added prints of my historic photographs of the World Trade Center and 9/11.
Jimi Hendrix performs at Winterland, San Francisco, 1968 photo ©2001 Allan Tannenbaum
From Soho News to SoHo Blues, to sohoblues.com, it's quite a story. More features and photos will be coming here soon, so come back often. Don't forget to bookmark the home page and pass the link on. Thanks for visiting and please tell your friends and colleagues...about us.