'The Communitarians' Series Captures Life in a Virginia Commune

 - Sep 3, 2014
References: aaronmcohen & featureshoot
The Communitarians is an intriguing photo series, captured by photographer Aaron Cohen, that documents life in Twin Oaks, a Virginian commune established in 1967 as part of a movement to live off the land. The commune is modeled on ideals put forward by novelist and psychologist B.F. Skinner. The commune still adheres to the principles of sustainable living and shared labor.

The Twin Oaks community shares income between members and operates on a labor credit system, with the average resident working 42 hours a week doing things ranging from farming to childcare. The community, currently comprising 100 people, meets each day for meals

The Communitarians photo series captures Twin Oaks in black and white, as if to mark the stark contrast between long-established values and modern technology that exist side-by-side.