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From ART BEAST:

As we approach the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, on Sept. 17, the International Center of Photography in New York is marking it with a suitably open-armed exhibition called simply “Occupy!” It will be on view each weekend through Sept. 30 in a reclaimed barracks on Governor’s Island. ICP curators have held an open call for submissions, and will be hanging every Occupy image that came in before Aug. 15—a few of which are shown here. “There’s an incredibly wide range of pictures, of surprisingly high quality,” says Brian Wallis, chief curator at ICP. He gives the credit to new digital technologies, which put photography within reach of more people than ever. He also notes that this same technology was crucial to Occupy’s success, and to spreading news of its actions.
—Blake Gopnik

SEE THE FULL GALLERY HERE

picturedept:

From ART BEAST:

As we approach the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, on Sept. 17, the International Center of Photography in New York is marking it with a suitably open-armed exhibition called simply “Occupy!” It will be on view each weekend through Sept. 30 in a reclaimed barracks on Governor’s Island. ICP curators have held an open call for submissions, and will be hanging every Occupy image that came in before Aug. 15—a few of which are shown here. “There’s an incredibly wide range of pictures, of surprisingly high quality,” says Brian Wallis, chief curator at ICP. He gives the credit to new digital technologies, which put photography within reach of more people than ever. He also notes that this same technology was crucial to Occupy’s success, and to spreading news of its actions.

—Blake Gopnik

SEE THE FULL GALLERY HERE

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newsweek:

Union Square is PACKED right now. Or shall we say, occupied.

okay so

i live on union square

and while i sympathize with ows i disagree with their methods

upturning cars and wreaking havoc in downtown nyc (where there are a lot of students like myself that just want some peace and quiet so we can study for finals) is not the way to go

OWS didn’t do much overturning cars or wreaking havoc yesterday. The only problems came from the so-called ‘Wildcat’ march, which was unsanctioned, and organized by people set out to cause problems. The majority of OWS marchers yesterday were pretty peaceful. As for the noise, gotta say, if you came to New York City looking for peace and quiet while you’re in school, you picked the wrong city. :)

Michael Lewis, an author who has written extensively about the financial crisis, interviewed himself and asked of the Occupy Wall Street relationship with the media, “Why do writers think it’s okay to be all talk and no action?”
Here’s his answer:

Okay, I’ll tell you what happened. Twice I wandered around Occupy camps—in Washington and in San Francisco. There was one giddy moment when I thought I should get up and give a rousing speech about the evils of credit default swaps. After that, I just felt absurd. I was of no use.

Michael Lewis Interviews Himself

Michael Lewis, an author who has written extensively about the financial crisis, interviewed himself and asked of the Occupy Wall Street relationship with the media, “Why do writers think it’s okay to be all talk and no action?”

Here’s his answer:

Okay, I’ll tell you what happened. Twice I wandered around Occupy camps—in Washington and in San Francisco. There was one giddy moment when I thought I should get up and give a rousing speech about the evils of credit default swaps. After that, I just felt absurd. I was of no use.

Michael Lewis Interviews Himself

Protesters attempted to take a vacant lot at Duarte Square near The Park Formerly Known As Liberty this weekend, but the NYPD arrested 40 and cleared out the property. Here’s video.

We heard accounts of excessive force in events around the country, and it became clear it was a national issue. It seemed it merited a national response, and the coordination that Justice could bring. He wanted to make sure it was comprehensive in its scope.
Remember that Congressman who asked the Justice Department to investigate alleged police misconduct against protesters and reporters at Occupy Wall Street? When we posted the headline this week, you all seemed pretty interested in the guy. So we reached out to his office to profile Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.). The above quote is from Nadler’s press secretary, Ilan Kayatsky.
Photographer Rick DeMint kindly writes, “Saw through your tumblr and twitter accounts for Newsweek that you’ve been doing a great job covering the Occupy movement and thought there might be some interest in using a photo I took at a recent rally in Denver. Not sensationalist, but I think it represents the movement well.” [Rick’s on tumblr.]

Photographer Rick DeMint kindly writes, “Saw through your tumblr and twitter accounts for Newsweek that you’ve been doing a great job covering the Occupy movement and thought there might be some interest in using a photo I took at a recent rally in Denver. Not sensationalist, but I think it represents the movement well.” [Rick’s on tumblr.]