Occupy Wall Street – Columbus Day Weekend – 2011

We’ve all seen tons of video from this impromptu and powerful Grassroots protest movement.

I am attempting in these photographs to give you time to linger, to read the signs, look into the faces – and perhaps see yourself there too.

For those of us over a certain age what you see here will undoubtedly conjure up memories of the youth protest movement in the ’60’s. As in that time, this current movement caught everyone by surprise. Who knew how long Mayor Bloomberg would allow the protesters to remain?

For now the sounds of drums and protest shouts drown out the city’s noise – giving us all pause to reflect on how the financial collapse of 2007 and the ensuing Great Recession brought us to this moment.