1960s & 1970s Counterculture Gallery
I was teaching photography and art at the secondary school level during the early Haight-Ashbury period. Down the hall from my classroom at Concord High School, some angry student blew-up the toilet. I have always viewed toilet destruction as the "original" student protest. After seeing this photograph, the great Minor White wrote to me saying he wished he had made the photograph himself.
ARE YOU BOMBING WITH ME, JESUS?
San Francisco 1967
Another protester's sign in this photograph reads "We bomb at night when it is still." Everyone was very serious at the march, with their own way of expressing themselves.
COUNTRY JOE DOING DR. LEARY
I went to Country Joe's pad in Berkeley to shoot a promo photograph for a client (I do not remember who). At one point in the session he did the Leary 'look' and said those famous words, "Turn on, tune in, drop out." I moved my camera to get the flower inside his fingers.