Bay Area Underground

In early 2013, we published Bay Area Underground: Photos of Protests and Social Movements, 2008-2012, a photobook by Joe Sciarrillo and Matt Werner covering Bay Area social movements. Purchase today! Read more about the book on the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Magazine.


Publication date: January 1, 2013. Book is available online and at these independent bookstores.

ISBN: 978-0-9826898-5-1, LCCN: 2012955019, Price: $25

From 2008-2012, Joe Sciarrillo and Matt Werner were on the ground photographing the major social movements and cultural events in the San Francisco Bay Area. This photobook is a collection of their best photos of protests and social movements including the Oscar Grant protests, Occupy Oakland, Occupy San Francisco, May Day marches, Free Gaza, and Free Burma protests.

Also included in the book are photos of Bay Area cultural events like the San Francisco Giants winning the World Series, Bay to Breakers, Oakland’s First Friday Art Murmur, and Carnaval. This book chronicles many events not heavily reported on by the mainstream press, and it gives a unique lens through which to view life in the Bay Area during President Barack Obama’s first term.

For a preview of photos in the book, click here.

Photos by Joe Sciarrillo and Matt Werner. Photo editing by Isabella Woods.

Press on the book: Huffington PostSan Francisco Magazine, Berkeleyside, Oakland Local, UC Berkeley, and KQED.

Book events:

January 4, 2013: Oakland First Friday Art Murmur

Feb 1, 2013: Oakland Author book reading at Oakland First Friday Art Murmur

March 1, 2013: Oakland First Friday Art Murmur

March 7, 2013: Book release party at Raven Bar in San Francisco, 5:30-8:30pm.

March 15, 2013: Book reading at SoleSpace in Oakland, 7pm. Photos from the event


For more info, please see our Kickstarter project and book trailer: