Occupy Seattle - 11x17 Inch Print - $100

Seattle, USA. May 1st, 2012

One of the odder pieces of advice I've been given by editors over the years is to not include protest photographs in my portfolio. I'm guessing the main reason is because you can't throw a rock at good protest these days and not hit a photographer, they are so well documented. I have a few protest images, though, that I love including this one from the Occupy Seattle protest. I love the calmness on the protestors' faces, it was a wonderfully peaceful moment in an otherwise crazy day of bottle throwing, mace and window smashing. It brings humanity to the protestors. Plus the image has the Space Needle in it! Shot with Nikon D4.

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