I took to the streets of New York City today, specifically Bryant Park, to capture footage of the Occupy Movement also known as Occupy Wall Street occurring throughout the United States and internationally for several months now.
Chances are you have at least heard of the Occupy Movement but just in case you haven't or you would like a refresher, you can visit the Occupy Movement Wikipedia page to get a brief and neutral synopsis of it.
Please be aware that if you visit the other page regarding the Occupy Movement - the Occupy Wall Street page on Wikipedia that the neutrality of this article is still under dispute.
May 1st also observed as May Day or International Workers Day is a celebration of the international labor movement and left-wing movements. It commonly sees organized street demonstrations and marches by working people and their labor unions throughout most of the world. May 1 is a national holiday in more than 80 countries. It is also celebrated unofficially in many other countries. So naturally, this was an important day for the Occupy Movement and fortunately, demonstrations were right around the corner from H and B Digital.
I used the Nikon D5100 digital SLR camera with the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens. In retrospect, I probably should have went with a wide-angle lens, but the 55-300mm worked great for observing facial expressions and reactions. Although the movement is a collective,i t is definitely worthwhile to capture the individuals whom make up this collective body of people.
View our photos taken of the Occupy Movement in Bryant Park, NYC on May 1st 2012:
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