Wounded soldier from the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) in wheelchair during protests at 1972 Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, FL, Photo: Langelle

Wounded soldier from the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) in wheelchair during protests at 1972 Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, FL, Photo: Langelle

In her October 2016 preview [below] of the exhibit in Buffalo Spree, Editor Elizabeth Licata quotes gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson about the 1972 protests of the Republican National Convention, “There is no anti-war or even anti-establishment group in America with the psychic leverage of the VVAW.  Not even those decadent swine on the foredeck of the Wild Rose can ignore the dues Ron Kovic and his buddies have paid.  They are golems, come back to haunt us all…”

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[All photographs displayed in the exhibit If Voting Changed Things at ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery of Contemporary Art by Orin Langelle, Langelle Photography. Printed by Mark Russel, Buffalo Canvas, using archival paper and ink. – OL]

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