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Notes Photo March 22, 2019

Compassionate Christchurch, Youthful Sincerity of the Climate Strike: Our Social Week

Christchurch and the resolve in mourning. Young eco activists speaking with their feet, and their posters. That was our visual focus this week.

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Notes Photo May 7, 2014

The Open-and-Shut Assault Case Against Occupy Activist, Cecily McMillan: Just Look at the Pictures

And, if you thought this story had to do with anything more than the state and a woman's body, this shot puts that to rest.

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Notes Photo April 24, 2014

Occupying #MyNYPD

How fitting what might be the first social media mass demonstration is playing out on truly communal real estate.

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Notes Photo September 19, 2012

Dear Occupy: Sorry We Missed Your Birthday

Because the conditions that motivated Occupy's existence remain largely unchanged from a year ago, it's truly painful to see the protests in the streets of Manhattan this week ignored as "same ol' same ol'," and primarily dismissed as a birthday party.

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Notes Photo May 6, 2012

NYPD "Snatch and Grab" Tactics Illustrated (and, Why the Pics are So Scarce)

If the bandwidth for reporting, visual and otherwise, is all too narrow, it's also true news photographers almost always have a lot more truth to show and tell.

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Notes Photo May 4, 2012


It takes a photographer as sure and serious as Getty's John Moore to pull off a photo like this....

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Notes Photo March 20, 2012

Trying to Get a Fix on Occupy, Spring Edition

If the first photo seems frivolous, it does provocatively raise the question whether the movement still has a constructive face to present.

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Notes Photo March 6, 2012

Occupy and the Visual Media: Bring in the Clowns?

Inspecting these two photos documenting the F29 Zuccotti Park action, it's hard to come to a different conclusion than the movement (and specifically here, the crackdown on the movement) is serving as an amusement.

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Notes Photo January 30, 2012

Big Media: "Terrorist" Occupy Movement Sets Fire to America!

Big media looks to do-in Occupy? Flag burning photo as extreme prejudice.

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Notes Photo January 16, 2012

OWS MLK: Taking Account(s)

It's the photo from today's trove that most closely captures King's philosophy and that of the Occupy movement .

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Notes Photo January 2, 2012

Juxtaposition of the (New) Year: Times Square / Zuccotti Park

Call it a tale of two cities -- or Bloomberg goes Gaga as nightsticks swing.

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Notes Photo December 12, 2011

Police vs. Occupy: Who's Protecting Whom Against What?

You know, you look at these pictures of riot police filming their arrests of Occupy protesters, and it lends the impression that there is some kind of care, order and sanity to the whole dance, rather than just a matter of CYA, especially when there are so many other...

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Some Visible Differences Between Protests in Russia and the U.S.

Whereas pro-Kremlin youth are showing up in the streets of Moscow and doing a lot of drumming, we don't have a lot of pro-corporate youth turning out in America's streets or the Occupy encampment in Washington forming drum circles in the name of the free market.

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Notes Photo December 8, 2011

Occupy Congress

If the effort lasts, perhaps it'll actually become less unusual to see the people in the people's house.

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Notes Photo December 7, 2011

#OccupyOurHomes Meets the "Housing Authority" — Roll Tape

How smart, simple and confident it is for the movement to not only occupy the foreclosed home but to co-opt officialdom's own institutional ritual for keeping the public at bay.

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Notes Photo December 6, 2011

Occupy: Moving Day

Call the canvas-inspired visuals juxtaposed with the brick-and-mortar White House, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the visual down payment on today's move, by Occupy, into foreclosed home. You could also call it Occupy's moving day.

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Notes Photo December 4, 2011

Gimme Shelter

Perhaps the strongest driver for building this thing was the emotional strain, and daily tightrope walk, of living with Occupy's profound impermanence.

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Notes Photo December 1, 2011

You Can’t Arrest An Idea

One of the more powerful images to come out of the Occupy movement, it speaks to a larger truth than the surgical put-down of the LA encampment.

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