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99 Faces of Occupy Wall Street

This portrait project had stories written on it by The New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post and editorial discussion by Slate, the New Yorker and many others. It was an interesting look at a project spreading virally, generating tens of thousands of daily visits to the site. 

“99 Faces of Occupy Wall St.” reveals a cross-section of people behind the national occupy movement at the home of its origin, Zuccotti Park prior to their eviction. Too many of us watching around the country via fragmented glimpses in the media, it’s hard to understand who is behind this movement and what has brought so many of them to Wall St.

Since the movement is non-hierarchical and is not represented by leaders or clearly defined personalities, any glimpse requires a broad sample. 99 people selected as arbitrarily as possible seemed like an appropriate, as well as symbolic, number to get a sense of what’s happening here.This portrait series focuses on faces — no environment, no signs; each person with an honest look into the lens without any trappings other than what they were wearing at the time. August Bradley wanted it to be personal, these portraits are a look into the eyes.

Author of these photos : August Bradley


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexandru

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