In 1968, Magnum photographer Dennis Stock took a 5-week road trip along the California highways, documenting the height of the counterculture hippie scene. These black and white photos were compiled to create California Trip, originally published in 1970, and became an emblem of the free love movement that continued to inspire throughout the decades. In print for the first time since its 1970 publication, California Trip is a faithful reproduction of Stock’s timeless work.
1968 was a year of turmoil for the United States, a time of social, cultural and political upheaval. For five weeks, Stock traveled up and down the California highways, documenting the counterculture. The hippie scene was at its peak. California was then, and still is, a place many Americans looked to as a hub of innovation and progression. Now, some 50 years later, reading Stock’s introduction to “California Trip” still seems of the moment: 'Every idea that Western man explores in his pursuit of the best of all possible worlds will be searched at the head lab ― California. Technological and spiritual quests vibrate throughout the state, intermingling, often creating the ethereal. … Our future is being determined in the lab out West.' -Washington Post (September, 2019)
By Dennis Stock
Paperback, 112 pages
12" x .4" x 9.3"