So I decided to choose option B and read this photojournalism blog which I thought was really interesting. I was invited on Facebook to attend the Occupy Wall Street rally but couldn’t go because I was at Bucknell and honestly quite busy. For those who don’t know Occupy Wall Street is a resistance movement against the 1% of Americans who work on Wall Street and control the majority of the nations wealth.
I think that the coverage of the rally on the photojournalism blog is a good mix of photos. All the photos had some really great aspect to them and the amount of time that the protesters seem to be investing is really awesome.
This was definitely my favorite photo though. I thought that all of these signs really had important points and weren’t just about topical issues. The best sign out of all of them was “that we’re young, only means we have more to lose, by standing idle”. I agree with that and am glad it is such a strong statement. It is a phrase that really sums up the movement for me and shows that this is not even that much about Wall Street, but more about how we can make a change and how our generation does need to help make reforms. The Occupy Wall Street creed says that “as member of the 99%, we occupy Wall Street as a symbolic gesture of our discontent with the current economic and political climate”. I think that it is important that we can rally together as many people as they did and be able to say that we are unhappy with our current nations climate. Instead of complaining I think this is a constructive way to show that we want to take control of our future and are capable of it.