The 1960s were a defining period in America's history. Counterculture, civil rights, political assassinations, anti-Vietnam War protests, the New Left, women's lib, the pill, gay rights: all captured public attention. All upended 1950's conventionality. All signaled the end of innocence.
Outlaw? presents the work of Portland photographer Eve Crane who brought to public attention the seldom-seen worlds of two infamous movements in 1960s America's popular culture- the Hell's Angels San Francisco chapter, and the Black Panther Party of Oakland, CA. Black and white images depict with disarming honesty the truth as Crane found it. Her vernacular style of photography was the source of inspiration and extension of her eye- a way of seeing her subjects and of them seeing her. In one sense, Crane's images capture notoriety. In another, they reveal authenticity and break down stereotypes.