STANDING TALL, Robert F. Kennedy, Clyde Keller 1968 Photo

$155.00



Robert F. Kennedy Photo Collection

"STANDING TALL"
Oregon Presidential Campaign
Astoria, Oregon May 1968


16x20 Inch Archival Giclee Print, true archival print, 150+ years
Satin Paper, Pigmented Inks
Image Dimensions @ 12x18 Inches with white border
Signed/Titled and Dated by Clyde Keller
Presented in Archival Sleeve, Unframed
Shipped Flat, Insured with Tracking
PRICE: $280.00

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11x14 or 12x18 inch Fuji Crystal Archive photographic print(s)
Lustre Paper, fade resistant for over 20 years
Image dimensions @9x13.5 or 11x16.5 inches with white border
Signed/Titled and dated by Clyde Keller
Presented in archival sleeve, Unframed
Shipped Flat, Insured with Tracking
PRICE: $155.00 and $195.00

NOTE: The printed copyright information appearing on the web display print, is removed for your purchase print.

In my documentary portrait, Bobby Kennedy is shown in standing tall atop a convertible parade car while visiting the Bumble Bee Foods cannery facility in Astoria, Oregon. Surrounding him are women food workers from the facility dressed in their work clothes. A Southern Pacific freight car looms in the background. Later he was to visit a sick Russian sailor nearby at the Astoria Hospital. His concerns for a thaw in relations with Russia were made during this short visitation. Following in the footsteps of his brother, President John F. Kennedy, he renounced the unworkable dogmas that held both Russia and the U.S. in seemingly intractable positions. Robert embraced peaceful coexistence in an era of militarism and like his brother was receptive to a standing down from armed rivalry with Russia. As visionaries the Kennedys stood for ideals that could not only lead to peaceful coexistence but transcend the antagonisms generated by opposing social systems.


The camera I used for all of the Kennedy photographs was an original Nikon F with Nikkor Lenses. The photograph was taken with a 28mm Nikkor, a personal favorite for fast available light photography. Exposures were made on Kodak Tri-X film, a fantastic black and white film. The original transparencies and negatives from my Kennedy Collection have been kept in dark storage and are in pristine condition for their vintage.

"Mr. Keller's photographs document America at the very highest level of photographic arts. To be in the moment of 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." Washington DC Photographer, William Boling


"Standing Tall" Copyright 2012 by Clyde Keller


ABOUT CLYDE KELLER:

Hi, I'm a photographer and artist selling my fine art prints at this website as well as 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.

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