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Photo: ”I’ve Been Dancing for 5 Hours, September 24, 2011,” by Richard Bram. The International Center of Photography in New York is marking the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement with an exhibition called “Occupy!” on view each weekend through Sept. 30 in a reclaimed barracks on Governor’s Island.
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.
Union Square is PACKED right now. Or shall we say, occupied.
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. :)
Tom Morello tweets his gratitude to the OWS “Guitarmy.”
We’re covering today’s Occupy Wall Street actions today with a live-blog and a curated Twitter list of who we think are the best people to follow to get a sense what is happening on the ground. Follow along!
Occupy Wall Street, thought by many to have gone into hibernation for the winter, says it’s planning a massive series of demonstrations in New York on May 1. Matthew DeLuca tracks the resurgence.
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 Thomas’s piece in Newsweek on how Wall Street has destroyed the wonder that was America.