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

Zabriski Point

ZABRISKI POINT
Death Valley 1971

Standing on Zabriski Point during a camping trip in Death Valley, I was struck by how barren and powerful the landscape was. The "PEACE NOW!" written with rocks says it all.
GRAY PANTHERS SIGNAL FOR HELP

GRAY PANTHERS SIGNAL FOR HELP
San Francisco 1971

The only time that I can remember feeling threatened (in the USA) while photographing an event, was in San Francisco. The Gray Panthers were protesting in front of City Hall and I felt very nervous around them. They were the most militant group I had ever witnessed. They were old and going for it. They had nothing to lose. I thought that when the time comes, my generation with all of its protest experience is not going to be ignored like the Panthers seemed to be.
Wavy GravyWavy Gravy

WAVY GRAVY, TRUE TO HIS SCHOOL
San Francisco 1970-8

The only hippie that I know who is true to his school (did not sell out), is Wavy Gravy (Hugh Romney). Every day of his life he works with kids, every day since the 1960s. Through his Hog Farm, camps, summer camps and hospital visits, etc. he is on target. Wavy is just plain cool and a great example of unconditional love.
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