Thursday, May 10, 2012

Rhondda Communist Party

If you’re from, say, Surrey you might find this photograph of the Rhondda Communist Party HQ a bit odd, possibly even disturbing. Such overt manifestations of left-wing political ideology, however, tend to be more commonplace in south Wales. The picture was taken by Keith Morris in 1972. Prominently displayed in the window are posters of Angela Davis the American radical, Communist and one time Black Panther leader. Another poster says: END AMERICA’S WAR ON VIETNAM JOIN THE COMMUNIST PARTY.

*This photo is ©Keith Morris/Getty Images