$1 Bill | Occupy London Protest in 2011

February 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

$1 Bill

2011, St. Paul’s Churchyard, London, England

During 2011 the Occupy London movement had set up a base camp outside St. Paul’s Cathedral. On Saturday 5th November a rally was held to publicise the campaign.

I surveyed the crowd and mentally registered the most interesting characters and their whereabouts. I did this to help anticipate the perfect moment to capture them. As the rally concluded the protest march began, it was at this point when the gentleman with the $1 bill came into the optimum position to photograph. It was the briefest of moments, where his eye line and mine were synchronised. The image has a tranquil quality, as if time stood still for a split second in the midst of the surging crowds.

The Occupy London campaign was designed to bring a voice to the people; it was also linked to the swaying public opinion against the banking community. This moment perfectly encapsulated the feeling of the day.

- Louis Martins Photography

$1 | Reportage & Photojournalism | Photography by Louis Martins$1 | Reportage & Photojournalism | Photography by Louis Martins2011, St. Paul’s Churchyard, London, England

During 2011 the Occupy London movement had set up a base camp outside St. Paul’s Cathedral. On Saturday 5th November a rally was held to publicise the campaign.

I surveyed the crowd and mentally registered the most interesting characters and their whereabouts. I did this to help anticipate the perfect moment to capture them. As the rally concluded the protest march began, it was at this point when the gentleman with the $1 bill came into the optimum position to photograph. It was the briefest of moments, where his eye line and mine were synchronised. The image has a tranquil quality, as if time stood still for a split second in the midst of the surging crowds.

The Occupy London campaign was designed to bring a voice to the people; it was also linked to the swaying public opinion against the banking community. This moment perfectly encapsulated the feeling of the day.

- Reportage Photography and Photojournalism by London Photographer Louis Martins


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