Occupy Wall Street 2

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    No 23 of 100 Strangers

    I met up with Bill Scott among the protestors at the Occupy Wall Street demonstration. It transpires that he is a Professor of English at Pittsburgh University. One of his areas of special interest is how working class people have been depicted in American literature. However, I formed the opinion that his presence on the protest was not about satisfying any academic interest he might have. I feel he was there because he believes in what the protesters are trying to achieve in terms of bringing about real change in American society.

    As it happens he has his first book published later this week. It is called “Troublemakers: Power, Representation, and the Fiction of the Mass Worker” and is available on Amazon. I suspect the OWS protests will create some trouble for part of the US establishment, but the irony is that I cannot imagine meeting a more mild-mannered protester, troublemaker if you prefer, than Bill.

    For having the courage of his convictions Bill Scott becomes No.23 in my 100 Strangers portfolio

    To see others in my 100 Strangers group go to www.flickr.com/photos/frankfullard/sets/72157624950918492/

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    1. pallab seth 30 months ago | reply

      Excellent Portrait! A Good Soul!
      Interesting info about the Prof.!

    2. Esther Moliné 30 months ago | reply

      you're in NY, that's brilliant! Great series of portraits, love this 100 strangers portfolio of yours, he looks like a very nice man

    3. Sandalwood19 30 months ago | reply

      A really good candidate for your 100 Strangers portfolio, and a great portrait

    4. csh 22 30 months ago | reply

      Great portrait shot, and great colours!

    5. Jac Jon 30 months ago | reply

      Nice gentle expression

    6. green-dinosaur 30 months ago | reply

      Nicely taken, I like his expression.

    7. MariaRita 30 months ago | reply

      Nice portrait !!!

    8. Brenda Malloy 30 months ago | reply

      great work Frank... such a lovely fellow

    9. Barry Yanowitz 30 months ago | reply

      what a great portrait, glad you can make it down there - i'm really enjoying your OWS photos

    10. LJDAVISDESIGNLLC 30 months ago | reply

      really terrific- thanks for getting their story out too---

    11. _TooL_ 30 months ago | reply

      Nice portrait!

    12. -hndrk- 30 months ago | reply

      Interesting person at that point in time and place

    13. Mariovar [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

      Nice document, this guy looks cool

    14. Maraymondo 30 months ago | reply

      Amazing , stunning capture !!!

    15. chris8800 30 months ago | reply

      Excellent portrait.

    16. rob.pickering [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

      Thank you for posting this fantastic
      portrait on the
      CLASSIC PORTRAITS
      [https://www.flickr.com/photos/15009656@N07/4898725006/]
      GROUP

    17. francealot 30 months ago | reply

      Wonderful OWS series.

    18. Hanjosan 30 months ago | reply

      Great portrait of an apparantly clever man !

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