The Occupy Wall Street movement is history in the making on many levels. From a photographic standpoint, there is plenty to shoot. This weekend I spent some time in the beautiful city of San Francisco and had the opportunity to pay a visit to the Occupy San Francisco encampment on the waterfront which is part of the Occupy Wall Street movement which has spread like wildfire both nationally and internationally. I was fortunate to get the shots that I did, because 12 hours later at 1 a.m. 100 cops descended on the encampment and arrested 80+ people rousting them from their sleep and destroying the encampment. I would have liked to have been there to document it, but I had left by then. As of now, the pics that are on this blog are no longer there. It was completely torn down and destroyed. Growing up in the 60’s, this was quite a throwback to days of old. I was captivated by the diversity of the people in the occupy encampment and spent hours talking with them. The Occupy Wall Street movement gets bigger by the day. As one is torn down, another springs up.
Spent quite a while talking to Scott Peterson who comes each day to hold a sacred space. He does not live at the encampment but comes each day bringing food to share and spends time in the sacred space he created
San Francisco art still thrives everywhere in the City by the Bay at Occupy San Francisco.
It was the small things that caught my attention…
The Christmas spirit was alive and well at Occupy San Francisco.
It saddens me to think this sacred space met its demise at 1 a.m. at the hands of batons.
Gone, too, is the library.