This is not a “thank you for your service” photo. These American soldiers are guarding a vacant lot against trespass by flower children in a small American city with a liberal population.
Author: john melville bishop
My life and work have taken me to many places and if there is an underlying theme, it is bearing witness to the beauty, irony, and personalities I encounter. Principally I am an actuality filmmaker who has worked largely in folklore and anthropology. The subjects range from a portrait of a Himalayan Buddhist village in Nepal, a journey through the roots of blues music in Mississippi, the observance of Muharram in Trinidad, and recently conversations with people in the Civil Rights Movement across the United States and Rastafarian elders in Jamaica.