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March on Washington Photos

A few weeks ago I was down in D.C. to document the March on Washington, an anti-war protest commemorating the 7th Anniversary of U.S. entering Iraq.  As I am working on a larger documentation of the event I though it would be nice to post up some photos as I continue along my editing process.

Let me know what you think!

Sean Ewart looking down the hill from the Washington Monument at memorial gravestones for lives lost in Iraq

Marching to the White House.

Cameron Starcher, an Iraq Veteran against the war, lost his leg to and IED.

SUNY Albany students standing in front of mock coffins in Lafayette Park.

Is protesting effective?

Wall outside the Bank of England.

In light of the fact that I will be documenting the March 20th March on Washington, an anti-war demonstration being held in D.C. I thought I would see what people think of the effectiveness of protests like this.

I am not going to pretend I am an expert, and as I am going to be an observer and not a participant I would much rather hear what you all think than express my own opinions.  But to get you thinking about these ideas I’ve decided to post a few photos from the G20 protest I attended in London, UK last spring.

There are things we all care about, and things we feel should change.  Does protesting help to facilitate this change, or are the demonstrations we see today just a faint reflection of the power they held in the ’60s and ’70s?  Are we getting anywhere and does anyone care?

Crowd of protestors in the square outside the Bank of England.

Memorial wall for the man who died the first day of protests.

Police lined the square as the day progressed.

Sweet Photographer of the Week

Stephen Wilkes:

I found him because I am working on my own project on abandonment.  Wilkes did a series at Ellis Island that I love and had to share with you all.  Let me know what you think…

Party Pic of the Week

Beer Pong

Party photo of the week

Team America

If you have your own party photo you would like to share please send them to bridgetjoystreeter@gmail.com

Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair, 34, graduated from the University of Florida, with a BS in Journalism and a minor in Fine Art Photography. The Chicago Tribune hired her out of college where she worked for five years. After covering the war in Iraq, Stephanie quit her job and moved to Iraq and then Beirut, Lebanon to work out of the region. Her regular clients include The New York Times Magazine, Time, Newsweek, US News & World Report, Stern, German Geo and Marie Claire among others.

I think Sinclair’s work does a good job at demonstrating the power of photography within journalism.  Photos are not only supposed to support the text of a story, but go beyond it to tell another side that cannot be expressed through words.

A 40-year-old groom sitting beside his 11-year-old future bride in Afghanistan.

Afghan woman burned.

The image documents a family fleeing the Israeli bombings in Lebanon on July 27, 2006.

Photos of the Week.

Here are my four favorite photos from TIME- Pictures of the week.  Each week the online version of  TIME magazine complies a series of photographs from the previous week in a series call Pictures of the week.  The images range from emotionally driven images of war and grief to the lighter side of news photography with fashion and entertainment.

 

Major William McKnight wipes away tears during a vigil for the victims of the Fort Hood shooting.

An Indian man tries out an artificial limb donated by Dow Chemical and the charity Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti in New Delhi.

Cows and vehicles are stranded on a piece of land surrounded by flood water in Jeram Perdas, Malaysia.

A Bengal tiger named Kingda Ka romps with a pumpkin at Six Flags Great Adventure theme park in Jackson, New Jersey.