Foreword by Tom Law
1. Early Arrival
John Kane, an educator and artist, is a college professor teaching media, communications, leadership, and visual arts courses. He grew up in Somerville, Massachusetts, and now resides on the seacoast of New Hampshire.
By 1969 Richard F. Bellak's work was in several major publications. In August of that year, the aspiring photojournalist traveled from his home in Brooklyn, NY to the rolling Catskill Mountains on an adventure of a lifetime. Although in his mid-thirties, Bellak could sense the special moments being had by the gathering flower children. For two days he aimed his lens at the Woodstock audience. The result is a beautifully atmospheric collection of never before seen images capturing the essence of what it was like to attend this life-changing event.