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September 29, 2009

Our Man at the G20 (#2): Radical Split


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In response to the sign in the window, though, who was the enemy?

Was it the 50 – 75 (wannabe) anarchists operating in Pittsburgh last week who, having lured twice as many or more college students to join them in various confrontations with the police, succeeded in overshadowing what was otherwise a peaceful cross-section of marchers and demonstrators?

Or, was it the runaway, financially-deregulated corporate state symbolized by the towers looming over the “have nots” — the young, the working poor and the flagging middle class — insulated by and behind the militarized “zero tolerance” police presence?

(image: ©Jason Andrew/BAGnewsNotes. Pittsburgh, PA., September 25, 2009)

About the Photographer

Jason Andrew

Jason Andrew is an American photojournalist born in Alameda, CA. he graduated from San Diego State University in 2001 with a B.A. in History before teaching elementary school for a couple of years. In 2006, he moved to New York City to attend the International Center of Photography Documentary & Photojournalism program where he was the recipient of the Sandy Lugar Scholarship. In 2012 Jason was a finalist for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award and won 1st Place in the PGB photo Awards for his project Football's Lost Boys, documenting the lives of abandoned African footballers living in Turkey. This work was also screened at Les Recontres D'Arles. Jason is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. See more of Jason's work for BagNews here.

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