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Notes Photo December 1, 2011

LA Eviction: Witness to Power or The Man and the Money Shot?

You see, what really concerns me when you drive out all the bloggers, and the live streamers, and even the hoards of corporate media from the park by a certain witching hour is: how much leverage is really there to bear witness, and to keep the man honest?

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Notes Photo November 30, 2011

Baghdad, California: LAPD Evicts OccupyLA with Embedded Media. (X's Indy Cams, Too)

Well, the revolution actually will be televised -- the same way the Iraq and Afghan wars were, which is with a few hand-picked embedded reporters and photographers escorted around by the men and women in blue.

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Notes Photo November 29, 2011

Occupy Pepper Spray Attacks Beyond Davis and Bologna

So, how often has pepper spray been used to attack Occupy protesters? The likely answer is: more often than the more widely circulated photos would have us assume.

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Notes Photo November 27, 2011

As Occupy Encampments Dwindle, the Legacy

This photo, from Occupy LA, brought to mind the rite of passage so many young people have experienced over the past few months.

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Notes Photo November 25, 2011

Black Friday

In any other year, this photo — fronting the NYT on Thanksgiving — would be perfectly straight-forward: it’s those people, once again, camping out at a chain store waiting to get unimaginable deals on stuff they don’t need and likely can’t afford, the future of our economy resting, between today...

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Notes Photo November 24, 2011

Occupy: Weathering the Early Phase

Given its fortitude and creativity, I'm pretty sure Occupy will survive this first chapter. And despite the bitterness of the past few weeks, I believe the gonzo will survive also.

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Notes Photo November 22, 2011

Taking it to the Kittens: The Pepper Spray Cop Meme — and What It Means

It's in that exaggeration and incomprehensibility of these cascading photoshopped images that we feel some relief that, no, nobody would go that far -- that our iconic images of Marilyn, and the indelible vision of John and Yoko meeting the press in bed, and all our kittens (and kitten...

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Notes Photo November 21, 2011

The Spray

Color shock.

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BagNewsSalon: The Visual Politics of Occupy Wall Street

Talking 9 pics in 90 minutes. The BagNewsSalon, a program of BagNewsNotes, is dedicated to understanding how the visual media frames the key social and political events of the day. An invited panel will discuss the visual culture of the Occupy Wall Street Movement.

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Occupy Davis: The Walk of Shame

If there has been a strong moral and collective dimension to the Occupy movement from the beginning, it only continues to grow stronger. The behavior we see in the "sit down" is truly extraordinary. That kind of focus and intent cannot be meditated, it can only be inspired.

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Notes Photo November 18, 2011

Occupy Oblivion

Following Occupy's eviction from Zuccotti Park just 36 hours before, and in light of similar evictions across the country, nerves were raw as protesters marked the two month anniversary of the movement.

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Occupy is not a Frickin' Maybelline Ad

You know what's messed up? It's when a cosmetics company turns a populist and embattled movement for economic justice into giggly, jiggly mind-numbing hamburger for the sake of peddling lip balm.

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Notes Photo November 16, 2011

For Bloomberg and NYPD, it's Just Business

The fact it's a member of the NY Police force choking this protester, as opposed to some other power suit, feels like a distinction without a difference.

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Notes Photo November 15, 2011

Zuccotti Clean Out: 24 Hours Will Tell

So the question, when we get to the end of this 24-hour media cycle, will the Reuters photo win the action for Occupy, or, will the Mayor's gambit pay off?

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Occupy: End of the Camping Trip?

This weekend photo from Portland raises THE question about Occupy right now.

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Notes Photo November 13, 2011

Occupy Portland: Eviction Weekend

If not the first eviction, Portland is one of the more timely with the photo sure to satisfy many pushing for Occupiers to go home.

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Notes Photo November 11, 2011

Occupy UC Berkeley vs. UC Berkeley Riot Police: How to Carefully Fold a Tent

Given the violence that broke out on Wednesday, this almost dainty photo is as misleading as it is an affront to students who minutes earlier were attacked by UC Berkeley police.

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Notes Photo November 9, 2011

Protest In the Present Tents: The Overarching Symbol of Occupy

Over the past few months, the Occupy symbol that has come to characterize both the soul and the footprint of the movement is the trusty camping tent.

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