Post 2016 Election ProtestsDocumentary Project
Following a shocking victory by now President Donald Trump over Hilary Clinton on Nov 9, US citizens have taken to the streets to express their disapproval en masse. As such, we find ourselves in a very pivotal moment in our nation's history. This event, coupled by a series of politically and socially volatile decisions, have in fact set in motion, a movement that could very well change the path of our nation... either for the better, or for the worst.
As a photographer with a long history of documenting and attending protest demonstrations, I am inspired to create a comprehensive... or at least coherent... collection of photographs and journal entry descriptions, to record the ongoing evolution of this socio-political shift.
Please be prepared, this read may eventually prove to be a long form endeavor.
Some areas, such as here in the Bay Area, seem to have a natural talent for protesting. In a 10 mile radius, we have San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley.... Each, even on their own, are the very definition of "politically charged".
This project will provide an ongoing photographic journal of my election related protest coverage. Each segment will be posted chronologically, focused on the demonstrations that I attend. Content will include documentary style imagery, with brief journal entries describing the experience. Writing style is informal - foundational on perception at the time of capture, with information verified by reliable source.
It will be through this project, that I will develop a visual and written record of this pivotal moment in American history and create my very own, "fixed point in time".
Post Election Protests #5 – Oakland 1/20/2017
– Day 72 –
January 20, 2017 (San Francisco, CA)
As we move into 2017, we come to Protest #5, the Inauguration Day protest in San Francisco CA. An early ferry ride brought me over to Embarcadero, where I quickly meet up with the departing crowd (and Jim, my SPX co-host). Together we diverted left and up the heart of Howard street (or was it Mission… yes, it was Howard).