‘Isla Vista: Resistance and Progress’ Photo Exhibition

Marion Post Wolcott’s Photos of Isla Vista at UCSB’s Art, Design, & Architecture Museum

Credit: Courtesy of Marion Post Wolcott

Marion Post Wolcott made her reputation in the turbulent period between 1938 and 1941 as one of the most active members of the Farm Services Administration photography team. She took thousands of photographs of the South and the Appalachians, all in the service of her progressive political views. 

This exhibition highlights Wolcott’s work from the 1970s, when she lived in Santa Barbara and observed the social movements animating the community in Isla Vista. From peace marches to recycling drives, her photos document the emerging sensibilities of the counterculture with characteristic precision and dignity. The exhibit Isla Vista: Resistance and Progress is on view at the UCSB Art, Design, & Architecture Museum through May 1. 

See museum.ucsb.edu.


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