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Occupy Wall Street posters
Client: self initiated
Added: October 05, 2011
Updated: October 05, 2011
I’ve consciously tried to include them all without imposing my own judgment as a bit of an outside eye. (Although you’d be kidding yourself if you think any of us are really on the ‘outside’ of this one).
I’ve been fascinated with the Occupy Wall Street protests as they’ve started and endured since my arrival in New York, so I was curiously able to witness the graffiti advertising the movement around subway carriages and its progress over the weeks up until today’s marches with the Unions. However, as a visitor, I’ve felt quite distanced from it so I went down today to talk to some of the protesters and see for myself what was going on. It’s a strange part of town to be sitting or sleeping or giving talks as people rush back and forth on the street and I wondered how much of what they were trying to communicate reached people. These placards are their own headlines and often they’re just as curious, ambiguous, funny and deliberately provocative.
I hope to share this with everyone who might not be able to come out to see for themselves but, like me, are curious to hear directly from those on the ground. Hopefully this collage gives some sense of the atmosphere and the intentions on Wall Street at this single moment in time. Hope you enjoy it.