CAROLINA HOME AND GARDEN -- Holt studied photography at San Francisco State, where he was a participant in the famed Human Be-In concert in 1967, an event that triggered the Summer of Love. During the folk revival of the same era, he carried his camera on visits to chat with the old-time-music luminaries who became his mentors.
“I wasn’t systematic, but I took a lot of pictures on black-and-white film. Thank God I did. It may be the most valuable stuff I’ve done, because there aren’t many [images of those performers],” says Holt.