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Comparing these hands to many in the history of photography Dadaism, Surrealism, Constructivism, and 70s performance artists I realized how prevalent the aesthetic value behind the meaning of this message was. In young contemporary photography, pictures of hands represent deictic gestures depicting an object, an action, a document, or a landscape, as if each photograph of a project represents a syntactic component of a new photographic language: subject, verb, direct object, and a complement of place. Deep in the hand research, I focused my interest on one gesture, the one that in my opinion could be the most iconic, ambiguous, and versatile: the fist and its polysemy.
It was on St. Marks Place —at what used to be the Fillmore East — and they blew my mind. I had never seen anything like them.
I would especially like to thank Michael Rossman of the AOUON archiveexhibit organizer Kevin Chen, and illustrator Frank Cieciorka for their invaluable contributions to this research on our cultural history. Also see " Origins of the clenched fist - peace symbol combination graphic " and " Protest in Pride " 'zine distributed at "West Pride", Gothenburg's LGBT Festival, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -. A persistent symbol of resistance and unity, the clenched fist or raised fist is part of the broader genre of "hand" symbols that include the peace "V," the forward-thrust-fist, and the clasped hands. The clenched fist usually appears in full frontal display showing all fingers and is occasionally integrated with other images such as a peace symbol or tool.
The raised fistor the clenched fistis a symbol of solidarity and support. However, it was popularised during the Spanish Civil War of —, when it was used by the Republican faction as a greeting, and was known as the " Popular Front salute" or the " anti-fascist salute". The salute subsequently spread among leftists and anti-fascists across Europe.
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Jeff Pliskin, owner of Raised Fist Propaganda seems to be everywhere these days. When hes not behind the camera, shooting celebrities or musicians, hes hanging in his native Long Beach, Long Island, plotting his next lofty goals with his company. We sat with Jeff to speak about his history with RFP and how he lives the premise of the company, which is essentially to promote a lifestyle that intertwines Punk Rock, Reggae, and Skateboarding — 3 things that played a crucial role in his life. Jeff tells us his adventures as a photographer and videographer as he meets up with the likes of Slightly Stoopid, Wu-tang Members, Bad Brains, Fishbone, and other various recognizable names that seem to find themselves on the other side of his camera lens.