Lafayette Library to host acclaimed photographer Collopy


Michael Collopy is an example of what happens when a kid with dreams and lucky timing meets an adult who provides opportunity.

That’s what occurred decades ago when Frank Sinatra said, “Let’s give the kid a chance,” at the Circle Star Theatre in San Carlos, allowing the young Collopy to take his portrait. Today, as an award-winning portrait photographer, Collopy has captured on camera — and befriended — a stunning list of people including Sinatra, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Barak Obama, John Lewis, Carlos Santana, George Clooney, Paul McCartney, Margaret Thatcher, Coretta Scott King, Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela, Jane Goodall, Natalie Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Robert Redford and others.

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