From:   Jim <jimlaffertyphoto@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 20, 2011 8:57:55 AM
To:   Global Revolution Media <globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com>
Subject:   [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Re: Digest for globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com - 25 Messages in 11 Topics
 

I appreciate the feedback -- thank you all! Some points I hope you'd

consider:

 

1) Anyone dividing the movement between those who sleep at the park

permanently and those who are simply *supporters* I ask you to

consider the divisive effects of this kind of talk. The people you

cast as supporters only are making some of the most significant

contributions to the movement and will continue to do so. The fact is:

we need everything we can get -- our problems are systemic and

worldwide and the solutions don't just rest in those most able and

dedicated to hold the fort in the park.

 

2) This is a longterm project. When I sent it out last night there

were around 50 photos up -- that represents only half of what I

produced in *one day*, and I intend to get down there shooting as

often as possible. I will be there later today -- if you'd like to be

photographed in this style, I'm a a thin white guy with a beard and

glasses (I know, I know... not really narrowing it down much :D )

I'll be there around 2:00-5:00

 

3) I'm wary of the overuse of spectacle as a tool for promoting the

movement. I'm frustrated that the MSM (even the progressive-leaning

Daily Show) choose to focus on people with dredds, face tatts, "crazy"

or overtly sexualized clothing, etc. My work aims to be an antidote to

this. In fact, it literally sprang to mind after I spoke with an

otherwise very intelligent co-worker asking if he'd been to the park.

His answer: "Blah, it's bullshit. It's the exact same people that were

at the IMF protests -- just a bunch of disheveled kids in dredds and

face masks." This isn't Rush Limbaugh talking -- this is a guy whose

skills we could use and we need him and many more like him. To have

him toss it off so carelessly... well, let's just say my photos are

the productive way I channeled my very unproductive feelings.

 

4) Lastly... if you don't recognize any faces in here as committed

participants I ask you look again... they're in there and I'm not

going to call attention to them. More will show up today.

 

- jim

 

On Oct 20, 12:23 am, Dwayne Henry <dwayne12...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I second that.  These are awesome photographs, but I don't recognize these

> people as on the ground working in working groups or sleeping at liberty.

>

> On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 12:17 AM, Wh Ha <whitehatoccupywal...@yahoo.com>wrote:

>

>

>

> > it IS beautiful, but i wonder if it over compensates - portraits of

> > supporters and not "occupiers".  ows is a gritty affair, and i don't see

> > grit yet.

>

> > ------------------------------

> > *From:* Andrea Ciannavei <andrea.cianna...@gmail.com>

> > *To:* globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com

> > *Sent:* Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:04 PM

> > *Subject:* Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Digest for

> > globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com - 25 Messages in 11 Topics

>

> > thank you for sharing this. its beautiful.

>

> > On Oct 19, 2011, at 6:03 PM, Jim Lafferty wrote:

>

> > Hey y'all...

>

> > I've started a little photo project that aims to be a visual rebuttal to

> > the conservative trolling "it's only dirty hippies", "it's only trust fund

> > protesters", "its not a middle class uprising" etc.

>

> > This is about a third of what I put together the other day, more to come:

>

> >http://owsfaces.tumblr.com

>

> > Feel free to share with others.

>

> > - jim

>

> > Andrea Ciannavei

> > andrea.cianna...@gmail.com

> > 646-326-4896

>

> --

> Dwayne Henry, Media Design MFA

> c. 732 850 6093

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