About Photos With Stories: From Haight St. to Woodstock and Beyond: The Pop Culture Photography of Lisa Law
Hosted by Jay Blakesberg
Lisa Law’s incredible life has led her on many grand adventures, and like any good photographer, she had her camera with her. As part of the Hog Farm collective, Lisa Law helped feed some 200,000 people at Woodstock. She traveled with the Jook Savages, and Wavy Gravy and the Hog Farmers throughout New Mexico, documenting their activities as they went. Lisa hung out with legendary musicians like Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Nico and The Velvet Underground, Graham Nash, Taj Mahal, Janis Joplin, and Big Brother and the Holding Company, and that is only naming a few of them.
Chronicle Books published her first book of photographs, Flashing on the Sixties, and in 1995, Pacific Arts released her award-winning documentary film, Flashing on the Sixties – a Tribal Document, soon to be followed by her second book, Interviews with Icons – Flashing on the Sixties.
Her work of over 200 photographs is part of the Smithsonian collection of the Sixties, and many photos of Woodstock hang in the Bethel Arts Museum of Woodstock today, along with vocal interviews with her. Law is represented by The Morrison Hotel Gallery, and she curated and helped build the Museum of the History of Art and Culture in Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico last year, where over 100 of her photos of that pueblo and interviews with elders are exhibited.
Lisa Law helped deliver aid to El Salvador in 1999, and she is known for her work helping the Navajos resist relocation in Arizona. She has worked helping small villages in Peru bounce back from horrendous floods in the early 2000s, as well as providing seeds with the help of Seeds of Change to establish gardens for many Hare Krishna ashrams all over South America. Needless to say, her life has been filled with adventures. Her philanthropic work continues today as does her documentation of it all as well.
Please join us as we honor and celebrate Lisa Law’s amazing life and times with a very special edition of Photos with Stories, hosted by legendary photographer Jay Blakesberg!