Sylvia Schwenk 

The bubble and other stories from 'Occupy Montréal'

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Photograph: Schwenk, The bubble and other stories from 'Occupy Montreal' I
The bubble and other stories from ‘Occupy Montréal’ by Sylvia Schwenk, shows an alternate view of the ‘Occupy Movement’.
Instead of showing images of protests and violence associated with the eviction of the ‘Occupiers’, this work presents stories about the everydayness and practicalities of people living together.

The photographs and video show the celebration of people who are striving to change the world.

This body of work presents diverse subjects such as the indigenous homeless, graffiti and what the movement means to some of the ‘Occupiers’. The work also shows how relationships are built across people from varying backgrounds who strengthen the unity of the movement by singing and dancing together, and sharing in the making of beautiful ‘bubbles’ using the wind and a simple tarpaulin that envelops their bodies.
Series of Photos

 

Schwenk, The bubble and other stories from 'Occupy Montreal' II
Schwenk, The bubble and other stories from 'Occupy Montreal' IV
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