Occupy Wallstreet Pics from the Anniversary

Tolle Bilderserie von den Anniversary-Protesten von OWS von Bartosz Matenko. Ich halte die Fotos für Überbearbeitet, die wirken dadurch auf ‘ne seltsame Weise sehr artifiziell, das ist wahrscheinlich unbeabsichtigt. Ich halte diesen Effekt aber auch aus irgend einem Grund, der mir nicht so ganz klar ist, für äußerst passend. (Was keine Kritik an OWS selbst sein soll, sondern eher an der Hipster-Rezeption des Movements. Irgendwie so.)

2012-09-17 Occupy Wall Street first anniversary. Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. A loosely organized group of demonstrators first gathered in New York one year ago Monday as part of a movement that thrust “the 99 percent” into the political lexicon. The protests spread to dozens of cities across the United States. By 7 p.m. Sunday, New York police said there had been no arrests during the day — but they put the number of arrests Saturday at about 40. Protesters faced various charges including disorderly conduct, resisting arrests and felony assault.

2012-09-17 Occupy Wall Street first anniversary (via i-Ref)