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    Day 3, September 19, 2011: Photos documenting the protest event Occupy Wall Street in New York.

    David Shankbone
    Good Magazine: The (Un)Official Occupy Wall Street Photographer's 15 Favorite Frames

    The Occupy Wall Street Creative Commons Project

    Day 1 September 17 Photos - Preoccupation and Occupation Begins
    Day 2 September 18 Photos - People settle in; cardboard sign menage begins
    Day 3 September 19 Photos - Community forms; protest signs
    Day 7 September 23 Photos - First rain, protest signs, life
    Day 8 September 24 Photos - Pepper spray day, Zuni Tikka, people
    Day 9 September 25 Photos
    Day 12 September 28 Photos
    Day 14 September 30 Photos
    Day 16 October 2 Photos
    Day 17 October 3 Photos
    Day 20 October 5 Photos
    Day 21 October 6 Photos - Naomi Klein
    Day 23 October 8 - Faces of OWS
    Day 28 October 13 - Tom Morello of RATM
    Day 31 - protesting Chihuahua and The Daily Show
    Day 36 - Parents and Kids Day and quite a crowd
    Day 40 - protesting hotties, Reverend Billy and tents
    Day 43 Photos - Snow storm at OWS of the first NYC winter snowfall
    Day 47 - Solidarity with Occupy Oakland
    Day 50 November 5
    Day 52 November 7 - Jonathan Lethem, Lynn Nottage and Jennifer Egan
    Day 53 November 8 - David Crosby and Graham Nash play OWS
    Day 57 November 12 - Former NJ Gov. Jim McGreevey
    Day 60 November 15 - Police evict protesters from Zuccotti

    Occupy Colorado Springs Colorado on November 20

    Do you want to see the Occupy Wall Street series laid out thematically? Click here

    pmew, Gabriel C. Herbertson, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. gumresq 62 months ago | reply

      Great photo.
      It really shows how the man feels about the situation.
      Thanks. I used your photo in a blog writing at

      Thanks again.

    2. david_shankbone 62 months ago | reply

      gumresq Thanks for the compliment and for letting me know.

    3. public servants r neither 62 months ago | reply

      Signs or statements like this make it tough to get your message across. I did as the sign said and after 30 minutes (Not very in depth I know.) this is what I found. At most 13.33% of Americans are poor. Unfortunately for this guy, his sign makes him look... well... not very smart. I guess he didn't LOOK IT UP. Maybe his intention was to get people to find the real numbers for themselves. If so then he's brilliant but I don't think that was his original intention. IMO

      Apparently I'm poor, however, I live below my means and I'm pretty content.

    4. public servants r neither 62 months ago | reply

      Heh... Oops... Now I know what he means. I was an idiot. I didn't realize that 'The other 99%' was a motto of #OccupyWallStreet

    5. david_shankbone 62 months ago | reply

      public servants r neither Originally that tripped me up a little too, but that he was challenging me to "look it up" I did and got what he was talking about. On the cover of Time magazine this week is the statistic that the top 20% of income earners in the United States own 85% of the wealth. Just 15% for everyone else to fight over.

    6. public servants r neither 62 months ago | reply

      David Shankbone Heh... If we can fight over the remaining 15% then we can fight FOR the 85% also. What I mean is there are people who are making more each year by improving their situation on their own. There is no reason why any of us can't get more with some HARD WORK. The wealthy usually need/want hard workers with new ideas to invest in. Yes, a good/great employee is an investment. When I owned my own business I wouldn't have hire most of these kids. The lack of critical thinking is the main thing I have noticed here. The real problem is our elected officials. ALL OF THEM! Not one party or another.

      A lot of what I am seeing at this demonstration are kids asking for someone else to pay their loans off. lol I guess real life wasn't like living at home and they're a little shocked.

    7. loverboy160 60 months ago | reply

      Hey, how about you occupiers get a life.
      Do you people vote, make a change next
      year at the ballot box and DON"T put Obama
      and his cronies back in (or to remain in)
      office-thank you

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