"Canadian Cree Woman Lights Her Pipe in Her Summer Camp"
Vintage black and white photograph.
This image is unframed and measures 9 3/4" x 6 5/8". It was taken by Paul S. Conklin.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER Paul S. Conklin (1929-2003) Often called the “peace photographer” Conklin was the first official photographer of the Peace Corps, traveling with founding director R. Sargent Shriver around the world to photograph world leaders, corps volunteers and staff in the mid-1960's. His photographs appeared in the front pages of The New York Times, in National Geographic and on the cover of Time Magazine. His most famous photograph was taken taken on October 21, 1967, during the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam's March on the Pentagon, the iconic photo shows a Vietnam War protestor placing a carnation into the barrel of a rifle held by a soldier of the 503rd Military Police Battalion. The great photographer Bernie Boston was also there that day and he took a shot of the same scene just seconds before Mr Conklin, Bostons version “Flower Power” was the second place finisher for the Pulitzer prize in 1968. Mr Conklin was standing slightly to the left of Mr Boston, and his camera was held slightly lower. This better showed the face of the protester, George Harris, who would later perish in the AIDS epidemic of the 1980's.
This photograph was obtained from the estate of a personal friend of the photographer.