The iconic image of Kasmir, October 21, 1967
Jan Rose Kasmir (born in 1950) is a former American high-school student who became known due to an iconic anti-war photograph taken by French photographer Marc Riboud. Kasmir was photographed on 21 October 1967 while taking part with several thousand anti-war activists who had marched to The Pentagon to protest against America’s involvement in Vietnam. Seventeen-year-old Kasmir was shown clasping a daisy and gazing at bayonet-wielding soldiers. The photo was published world-wide and became a symbol of the flower power movement. Smithsonian Magazine later called it "a gauzy juxtaposition of armed force and flower child innocence".
A similar image was taken the same day, by Bernie Boston, entitled Flower Power.
In London in February 2003, Riboud again photographed Kazmir protesting against the Iraq War where she carried a poster-size copy of the 1967 photograph.
Kasmir became a massage therapist. In 2004, she was living in Aarhus, Denmark, with her Danish husband and their 12-year-old daughter.
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