$1 Bill | Occupy London Protest in 2011
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
Keywords: Black and White, Finance, London, Money, Occupy, Occupy London, Photo, Photography, Photojournalism, Protest, Reportage
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