Robert F. Kennedy
Albany, Oregon-- May 18, 1968
Image Dimensions are 16x24 inches on 20x30 Inch Sheet
Heavyweight 270 gsm Satin paper
Signed/Dated on lower white border
Print protected by outer clear sleeve
Shipped in strong circular tube, Insured with Tracking
August 11, 2011-- Now Included in the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights Photo Collection of 33 original images made by Clyde Keller.
In this classic piece of Americana I was able to photograph one of the last "Whistle Stops" with Robert Kennedy addressing a crowd of supporters from inside a caboose. Robert is shown in partial silhouette as I peered out from the rear of the Caboose interior, north towards the Albany Train Depot. I waited for Kennedy to hold his hand out to greet the crowd in a sequence of 6 exposures... the result is a wonderful "decisive moment" catching the crowd unanimously in rapt attention.
The camera I used for all of the Kennedy photographs was an original Motorized Nikon F with Nikkor Lenses. Using a 28mm Nikkor lens, a personal favorite for available light portrait photography, the depth of field was calculated for this caboose scene to make sure that both Kennedy and the crowd were in exact focus. This image captures the crowd's aspirations of hope dating from the May 1968 Oregon Primary.
According to ETSY customer and photographer, William Boling, "Mr. Keller's photographs document America at the very highest level of photographic arts. To be in the moment of the (Robert Kennedy) Whistle Stop, though the lens of Mr. Keller is to connect with history in a beautiful way. The print was exquisite, the service and responsiveness of Mr. Keller truly outstanding. Mr. Keller's archive is arguably the best value available on the web for the serious photography lover\collector." www.williamboling.com
Valerie of pillowville writes: "What a treat! I've been on the buying side of Etsy for a couple of years and I appreciate that you offer larger prints. That is the scale I prefer when looking for artwork."
This archival giclee print offers an exquisite range of tone and brilliancy faithfully capturing this important historical figure in American politics. The B&W negative from which this print is made is in pristine condition with little if any deterioration. Makes a strong impression with excellent scale at this larger size. Suitable for immediate safe viewing (the print is shrink wrapped on foam core board) and ready for framing.
Robert Kennedy fought for Civil Rights as Attorney General; his positive vision for the advancement of peace, justice, equality and responsibility is still relevant today. This image is part of a portfolio of images selected by the RFK Center and the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority in a promotion celebrating the renaming of their Triborough Bridge to the RFK Bridge.
Voted "Best Picture" of the year in 2001, Awards Ceremony, Digicraft, Portland, Oregon, Annual Competition By Pacific NW Photographers.
ABOUT CLYDE KELLER:
Hi, I'm a photographer and artist selling my fine art prints at clydekellerphoto.etsy.com.
My work is sold as Fine Art Giclee (inkjet) prints or fade resistant Fuji Crystal Archive (photographic) prints.
Clyde is known internationally for his historic photographs of Robert F. Kennedy. His RFK images are featured in Rory Kennedy's documentary film, "ETHEL" which debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights has recently acquired key images from Clyde's RFK portfolios for their collection. Historic photos of author Ken Kesey, William Burroughs and actor Bill Murray are featured in Mark Christensen's book Acid Christ. Clyde's portrait of actor/director Warren Beatty is the cover photo for Peter Biskind's, Star. Several vintage documentary images appear in a new NFL films project, entitled, "Fearsome Foursome" as well as Dan Forrer's upcoming HBO documentary film centering on the birth of Hip Hop music. The Seattle Museum of History and Science now features his vintage Seattle skyline panoramas. His regional portraits of surviving pioneer families (and characters) appear in several new books, periodicals and webzines, including Ken Bilderback's, Creek with No Name, a new soft cover about the history of Cherry Grove, Oregon.
Clyde is the grandson of Clyde Leon Keller, (1872-1962) an important Oregon-based Plein-Air Impressionist Painter. His portfolios can be viewed at www.clydekeller.com.
Featured in the enticing Treasury entitled
Chartreuse Caboose curated by Valerie Johnson of Pillowville: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d4877ad2cf36d91012b988d/chartreuse-caboose?ref=pr_treasury
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