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Wall Street Warriors–Their place, their faces

The area around Cedar Street was packed with tourists and media people yesterday (Oct. 28). Groups of, mainly, far eastern tourists led by their tour directors carrying little flags, broke ranks periodically to photograph everything remotely connected with Wall Street. The media mob; reporters, cameramen and microphone handlers, etc., hung about listlessly waiting for something newsworthy to happen.

Strangely, Wall Street itself and the surrounding financial district was more or less empty–barriers were up in every street, Nearly all the interest was, of course,  confined to the park in Cedar street where the occupiers have set up their camp. The tent village is chaotic, and, perhaps reflects the vastly disparate discontent of the protesters. Whether, individual, national or global in outlook, all seemed to have one idea in common: a dissatisfaction with the lot the social system has meted out to them, and the vague feeling that Democracy is not working and ought to be replaced by something else.

         Be sure to click on the pictures. All but a few I had to crop will show so much more detail

This is the sculpture which was occupied by one of the protesters recently. Behind it are the resurging towers of the WTC

Declaration of decent behaviour

Artist explains his point of view . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . and shows the influence in his work.

Bored media

RH and his unhappy men

RH and MM

 

The End

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5 Responses

  1. Great photos Ben, as usual.

  2. Wow, Ben. You captured the faces of the 99%. People like me….anxious and extremely disgruntled. Great job…

  3. These are great photos Ben! You did a good job showing the diversity and mind-set.

    I’m especially moved by the diabetic young man holding his sign. No job equals no insurance. Not having a universal healthcare system in this country is criminal!

  4. You should be (you are) a photo journalist. What a sign of the times. Wall street with the dog nipping at its ankles. Maybe it will draw blood.

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