When Politics Meets Photography – 20 Pictures of Street Protests

Photographing street protests takes you into the realm of photojournalism and raises several interesting ethical questions. When mainstream journalism ignores the protests, then it is up to amateur photographers to show the world what is happening on the streets. At the same time, the photography of violent street protests raises questions of glorifying violence, since the pictures can have a certain aesthetic quality. These decisions of what you show and how you show something make street protests such an intriguing subject.

Street protest Greece

rage by Possibly Maybe

Street protest Occupy Wall Street

Day 14 Occupy Wall Street by David Shankbone

Street protest Greece

Untitled by Possibly Maybe

Street protest Portugal

1st June Portuguese Anti-Troika Demonstration by Pedro Ribeiro Simões

Street protest anonymous

anonymous by Poster Boy

Street protest Greece

public anger by Possibly Maybe

Street protest Bolivia La Paz

The Streets of La Paz – Protest by Geraint Rowland

Street protest Greece

public anger by Possibly Maybe

Street protest Greece

public anger by Possibly Maybe

Street protest Occupy Oakland

Screen shot:Two weeks of Occupy Oakland by Heart of Oak

Street protest Greece

Untitled by Possibly Maybe

Street protest Greece

Untitled by Possibly Maybe

Street protest Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street by Paul Stein

Street protest Greece

rage by Possibly Maybe

Street protest Chile

patagonia $in repre$a$ by Davidlohr Bueso

Street protest Occupy Wall Street Chihuahua

Occupy Wall Street Chihuahua by David Shankbone

Street protest Japan anti-whaling

Ban Whaling: people sign Japanese flag to stop whaling by Takver

Street protest Frankfurt

Capitalism Is Dead by Marco Mayer

Street protest Night protest against the Pope in Berlin.

Everybody move! by Montecruz Foto

Street Protest London riot police

London riot police, November 2010 by hozinja




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