#WomensMarchChicago

February 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

A new portfolio: #WomensMarchChicago

On January 21, 2017, women, men, and children assembled peaceably in cities  across the United States and around the world to show their deeply-felt concerns about proposed health, social and international policies of the recently elected President of the United States.

The Women’s March on Chicago provided the opportunity for me, as an artist, to bring my street photography style to a documentary project about this protest march. Moving within the march as a participant allowed me to walk beside the other marchers, listen to them, hear their motivations and be present in each photo I made. 

In the weeks since I made these photos, I have come to believe that this event is just the beginning of the story. I think that the voices being raised against intolerance, bigotry, and social injustice are becoming more strident and the potential for violent responses from both sides of the issues will replace the peaceful camaraderie I witnessed on this sunny day in Chicago. Hopefully, I am wrong about this forecast.

 

View the entire portfolio here http://richflansburgphotographs.zenfolio.com/p482627051


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