Sandra Barrett ARPS
Statement of Intent
In October and November 2011, I spent four weeks among the ranks of anti-capitalist protesters in Zuccotti Park, New York City. My aim has been to capture the atmosphere of the protest - by turns a party, a political theatre, a place of personal desperation and suffering and where the possibility of police action hung like a dark cloud over the activists.A remarkable variety of people immersed themselves in the camp - diverse in age, gender and race but united in their belief that modern capitalism fails the majority of people.
Hand-made placards carry the message of protest - sometimes humorous, often penetrating in their critique, their impact not diminished but enhanced by the lack of grammatical accuracy.