Union Square, 1934.
60,000 communists gather together in New York City to protest against unemployment and capitalism.
5th Avenue, 1917.
Silent protest parade in response to the East St. Louis race riot.
In front row are James Weldon Johnson [far right]. W. E. B. DuBois [2nd from right] and Rev. Hutchens Chew Bishop, rector of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Harlem.
Gay Contingent, Vietnam War protest march, 1971.
Protest Rally in front of the Municipal Building.
City Hall, 1973.
In just the past week and a half, the amount of people camping in Zuccotti Park has been growing massively.
As it has been getting colder, the need for tents to survive here has grown significantly. The park has quickly turned into a tent city and the cops seem to have finally stopped caring about it. For now at least.
These were taken as the camp prepared for the cold rain that hit the city today. Tarps cover everything. Each time it rains the camp seems to be learning more and more and preparing themselves much more diligently.
Avenues run through the camp and cut between the city of tents.
Danny Cline, 26, Plumber's Apprentice, Staten Island.
Here's a glimpse of how the protestors are living in Zuccotti Park. I'll publish the other interviews after the article runs, but for now I'll post some clips of the interviews that they're not going to use.
There are so many artists and people with brains, but then you also have fools. Where there comes good there comes bad. When they cleaned the park, when Bloomberg told us to clean it, all the bums left, so now it’s just people that want to be here. There’s a lot of runaways, a lot of travelers, a lot of people from all over the place. It’s just one big, happy go-lucky, freeze your balls off at night, family. There’s no water, gotta go into McDonalds, but they close at night. It’s hard to get a shower. You gotta know people [or you go] wherever they send you. [It’s tough] if you don’t know how to live outside. I’ve done this before, so I know how to do it.
I’m a local 1 plumber, a local 1 apprentice. I went to college, can’t afford anything though. All that stuff costs money to do. I’m an English major. English is always what I wanted to do. My mother was a professor.
It’s freezing, we’re all sick, we’re all tired, but we’re not giving up.
1/320th at F6.3, ISO 200 (35mm).
Last week I did a bunch of shooting and interviews for a Daily News article on the Occupy Wall Street protests. It's an incredible thing to watch a bunch of 20 years olds working to create a democratic, livable society within a tiny concrete park in the middle of the city.
I will post more of the images along with more about what I learned from the protests at some point this week. This was my favorite image and the most 'artistic' that I took from the day, which means that there's no chance it'll make it into the article. :) But I like how this image shows how these kids are sleeping and living right out in the open and how they are also treated almost like zoo animals for the passerby's.
Chinatown on Sunday, Pell Street (1899).
In honor of all the Chinatown photos this week, I think it makes sense to show some old New York Chinatown photos from the New York Public Library's digital collection.
New York's Chinatown celebrating the visit of Li Hung Chang (1896).
Chinatown Merchants, Mott Street (1939).
Chinatown Merchant, Bayard and Elizabeth (1940).
Interior of a Chinese Restaurant (1900-1910).