Hog" bus, El Rito, New Mexico, Fourth of July parade, 1968. Buses,
decorated in psychedelic colors, provided a home on the road as groups
staged protests and created happenings.
Lisa Law's story is one among thousands that emerged from American society
in the turbulent 1960s. Americans in that era faced many controversial
issues-from civil rights, the Vietnam War, nuclear arms, and the environment
to drug use, sexual freedom, and nonconformity.
Many young people
questioned America's materialism and cultural and political norms. Seeking
a better world, some used music, politics, and alternative lifestyles
to create what came to be known as the counterculture.
Lisa Law's photographs
provide glimpses into the folk and rock music scenes, California's blossoming
counterculture, and the family-centered and spiritual world of commune
life in New Mexico. They are moments that she lived, witnessed, and recorded
on the frontier of cultural change.
The exhibit is divided
into eight sections:
2. Photographic Beginnings
3. The Castle
4. The Counterculture
5. Social Activism and the Counterculture
6. Communal Living
7. Organizing Woodstock