Jul 4, 2012

Wednesday Women- Roberta Price


In 1969, Roberta Price went west to photograph the
communes that were growing from the counterculture movement......She, along with her boyfriend David, eventually spent 7 years living at the Libre Commune documenting first hand life in a commune..



She eventually left the commune & went on to become a lawyer, having a successful practice defending intellectual property rights... particularly Native American tribes on property rights and cultural issues..


In 2004, she wrote  Huerfano: A Memoir of Life of the Counterculture. In  2010, her photographic story of the counterculture & communes was published in the book  Across the Great Divide: A photo chronicle of the counterculture.



Go to her website site here to 
read more on this amazing lady...
Looks like a couple more books will be 
added to my reading list!

5 comments:

turquoisemoon said...

She sounds like an interesting person. I really enjoy your "Wednesday Women". Look forward to it each week...

Babylon Sisters said...

Thank you so much for this! I just ordered her book from Amazon. You're such an inspiring blogger friend!!

Ashling said...

If I'd been born 10 years earlier, I suspect I'd have made a commune home at some point. This sounds like a great book...

myartistry said...

I so related to the emotions, the hippie movement, the thoughts and words she shares. Life takes many twists and turns to get us where we now are. Life for the youth of the 60's and 70's was so exploratory. One thing that remains for me is the contuing desire to explore :)

Linda said...

that is so true....that exploration is what instigates growth in a person... without it we remain stagnant and in many cases ignorant of the many things to learn from...:)

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