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J. Leo Hafen

A group of vegans, among them artists, teachers and musicians, heads to the hills for communal living where they develop a unique practice of partner sharing. Northern California in the 1960s? No, Juab County, Utah in 1918.

J. Leo Hafen, oldest son of painter John Hafen, was an accomplished and award-winning photographer. He made groundbreaking trips into southern Utah, and introduced color photography to the state. He was also part of the West Tintic Cooperative, a communal experiment that was notorious for what became known as “wife sacrifice.”

Read our profile of photographer J. Leo Hafen in the February 2102 edition of 15 Bytes.

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