Hippie is Necessary. Bob Fitch.

Hippie is Necessary

San Francisco: Glide Urban Center, 1967. Saddle stapled in illustrated wraps. Offset printed. 8 ½ x 11 in. Very good. Item #5505

“Hippie is necessary to explore what the old denies and what the new predicts.”

This black and white photobook by Bob Fitch documents the hippie scene in San Francisco with text captions that affirm the hippies’ cause and message, promoting social change for good with a strong stance against the fear-mongering treatment the movement was shown by mainstream media. Personal and empathetic, Fitch’s portrait of the hippie movement predicted their ramifications and impact while it was happening around him. Published by Glide, a local church and spiritual center that provides mutual aid and assistance to the community and supports social justice activism.

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