Larry Keenan - Beat Generation & Counterculture Photos - Photographs Gallery
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1960s & 1970s Counterculture Gallery

HEAD SHOP, HAIGHT-ASHBURY

HEAD SHOP, HAIGHT-ASHBURY
San Francisco 1967

While on assignment for the Washington Post, I went into the Head Shop and symbolized the whole environment inside with this photograph.
HITCHING IN THE HAIGHT

HITCHING IN THE HAIGHT
San Francisco 1968

Three young women hitching in Haight-Ashbury. The woman on the right looks as though she is unsure about getting into a stranger's car.
WARNING SIGNS

WARNING SIGNS
San Francisco 1968

The "battle of the bands" in a newspaper duel taped to a store window in the Haight.
CHANTING IN THE HAIGHT

CHANTING IN THE HAIGHT
San Francisco 1968

By 1968, the Haight-Ashbury scene had decayed. It had changed in 1967 from givers to takers. Instead of bringing something to the movement, people came to only take things away. These people shown are doing a 'nothing' chant for the tourists for some spare change. Their eyes are outward scheming and not inward searching. Kids came from all over the world to 'take' and got taken by hustlers.
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