1976 Cuba Concert, Uncle Sam Protest, Clyde Keller photo
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Uncle Sam Protest
In Concert With Cuba, Break The Blockade (Economic Trade Embargo)
July 24, 1976 NYC, Academy of Music Concert Hall
Stage Performance Documentary Photograph by Clyde keller
In this documentary arts image Uncle Sam is classically posed riding atop the backs of workers in a double entendre illustrating the exploitative effects of the American Empire upon the impoverished Third World. Its biting satire brutalizes the symbolism of the American icon inverting its intended meaning in a protest against Cold War tactics. The staged event memorializes this protest and sent a message for ending the economic trade embargo against Cuba which endures to this day nearly 35 years later.
On the day President John F. Kennedy died a personal representative had been directed to meet with Castro about the possibility of normalizing the relationship between Cuba and the United States. With Kennedy's death the hope for the normalization of relations between the two countries died. Castro has publicly stated in a recent interview that if President John F. Kennedy had not been assassinated, there was no question but that relations between Cuba and the United States would have probably improved. Instead, the economic blockade has continued for decades. Kennedy's views challenged the status-quo of the Washington D.C. power brokers by calling for more peaceful forms of cooperation with the Soviet Union and its allies. Kennedy stood for curtailing the devastating influence of U.S. hegemony toward the third world. He was sympathetic to nationalistic movements throughout the third world because he understood the anti-colonial sentiments of the peoples of Africa, Latin America and Asia.
Now, 34+ years later this photograph still dramatizes the continued frustration many have throughout the world with the imperial aspects of American Foreign Policy.
16x20 Inch Archival Giclee Art Print
Image Dimensions are @11.3x17 inches
Heavyweight Epson Satin paper
Signed/Dated on lower white border
Clear Sleeved on foam core
Uncle Sam Protest Copyright © 1976 Clyde Keller
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