In 1969, Roberta Price headed west with a camera to document the newly forming communes in New Mexico and Colorado. Traveling on a fellowship from State University of New York, at the age of 22, she and her partner at the time, David Perkins, visited communes in the Southwest including Drop City, New Buffalo, and Reality Construction Company. The two eventually left their life behind on the East Coast and moved to Libre, a commune in the Huerfano Valley of Colorado, where they lived for seven years.
This is her story and the images are from her recent photography book Across the Great Divide: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture.
Photographs by Roberta Price
Produced by Patty Fung and the Kitchen Sisters for the Hidden World of Girls.