Occupy Wall Street: Expanded Edit

My expanded edit from the OWS movement in New York. I’ve broken it down into three distinct categories – (1) The Camp (Zuccotti Park); (2) The Protests; (3) The Violence.

Official blurb: Starting on September 17, 2011, people affiliated with the “Occupy Wall Street (OWS)” movement began protesting in New York City’s financial district. Within weeks, the movement had spread internationally, inspiring “tent cities” where protestors lived and staged marches, group conversations, street theater, music and other public events. Initially the movement was an outcry against corporate and political corruption, greed, unemployment and financial and social inequality, though it grew to encompass protests against war, environmental destruction and human rights abuses. OWS protesters called for radical policy change and a re-hauling of the political system. At the movement’s core, demonstrators affiliated with OWS claimed it was a non-violent movement, though violent actions were taken sporadically from both authoritarian figures and protestors. By the third month of the OWS movement, thousands of protesters had been arrested internationally. This body of work explores the OWS movement in New York in its entirety.

Images are:  © 2012, Getty Images, or © 2012, Associated Press or © 2012, Reuters

 

Chapter One: The Camp:

 

Chapter Two: The Protests:

 

Chapter Three: The Violence:

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