The Exact Moment The Guy Fawkes Mask Was Hijacked By The Capitalists

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“VoilĂ ! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.”
–V, “V For Vendetta”

Happy Guy Fawkes Day, everyone.

I thought I’d share with you what I think are some of the first photographic examples of the Guy Fawkes/V for Vendetta mask used in connection with an anarchist protest, which I took myself.

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