Iconic Coca-Cola signage seen from the freeway while driving towards the Bay Bridge from San Francisco to Oakland.
LGBT Pride weekend kicked off with the San Francisco Trans March on Friday June 22. The 2012 theme was “Trans Generations: Define Your Moment.” The event began with a gathering at Dolores Park in the Mission and culminated in a march down Market Street ending with a festive rally near the Civic Center.
This year I gravitated towards portrait photography — I wanted to capture intimate moments of individuals in a mass social gathering. Group protest is a significant catalyst to changing social attitudes but close personal connections are key to bringing about true understanding and the acceptance of difference.
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May Day General Strike at Occupy Oakland — Oscar Grant Plaza (aka Frank Ogawa Plaza) in downtown Oakland, CA.
After a standoff with the Oakland Police May Day Occupy Oakland protestors retreat to OGP and protest through song — a protestor speaks directly into the camera.
Speakers at the May Day Occupy Oakland rally: