S.N.A.C.K., Students Need Athletics, Culture and Kicks, was a Bill Graham organization in theme and spirit. This one-day festival, on March 23, 1975 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, had Dylan in its lengthy lineup of more than 20 performers. Photographer Michael Zagaris snapped this photo of Dylan playing electric for the crowd of 50,000.
Michael Zagaris, known as 'the Z-man', offers the performer's eye view in his photography. Zagaris became the Stones, the Who, Led Zeppelin; not vicariously but actually. He donned the make-up and ran down the tunnel onto the stage. As an insider in those days, he took photographs of what was, not what one expected to see, and as an insider today he does the same thing for 21st century bands and artists. As team photographer for the San Francisco 49ers, a title he achieved in '73, and for the Oakland A's, Zagaris is sports' inside-out shooter. Ankles taped and knee pad-clad, he's the guy so familiar to the players that they see him as their own.