Occupy Wall Street Library: The Shankbone photos
For awhile I meant to do a post with all the photos I took of the Occupy Wall Street People’s Library, a recurring subject in the 20-something days I went down to photograph. These are all licensed Creative Commons.
Day 9, September 25, 2012: After a few days into OWS people started leaving books around, but it wasn’t until Day 9 that I noticed a “library”, so I wanted to capture a few of the titles that people were sharing.
Day 16, October 2, 2011
Day 20, October 6, 2011
Day 22, October 8, 2011: My “Faces of OWS” day – an effort to document the diversity of the crowd. These two were taken in the library.
Day 35, October 21, 2011
Day 42, October 29, 2011 – what must have been the worst day of OWS, the freezing rain, wind, sleet and snow wasn’t going to stop this library worker from looking over the books.
Day 46, November 2, 2011
Day 49, November 5, 2011
Day 51, November 7, 2011 - Writers Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Lethem and Lynn Nottage come to the library for a reading.
Day 56, November 12, 2011 – The library had become its own thing and one of the most prominent symbols of OWS by this point. Artist Patti Smith, a frequent visitor to the library, bought this more permanent tent structure for it. Three days later, on Day 59, the camp would be shut down.
Day 59, November 15, 2011 – Where the police are standing had been the entrance to the library.