Occupy Lomography Rumble


If you’ve missed the news, you’d better stop living under a stone. Several protest movements have begun taking over the world in a fight against economic inequality, corporate greed and lobbyists’ influence on government. What started as a protest in Wall Street NYC, has now become a global phenomenon.

Photo by lilymae93

We’ve seen it all. Just turn on your TV or grab a newspaper. People are unhappy with how the system works right now and think it’s about time to make global-wide serious statements. Some of them wave anti-fascist slogans on billboards, while others occupy city squares with groups of people stating, “We are the 99%”.

And since we are all part of that 99% we want to offer you a space to speak your mind. To date, protests have taken place in over 900 cities across Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Americas. Now it’s time to use our medium, analogue photography and voice our thoughts. Upload images of what you want the world to hear. If you want to write a blog post to accompany your pictures, go for it! Post the link to your post in the comments below. Let’s take advantage of this Global platform to start a pro-active conversation. Anything goes!

Photo by atreyuthechild

Rumble details:

  • Film/Camera Type: Any analogue photo not digitally enhanced or manipulated.
  • Upload Limit: 10 photos.
  • Minimum Photo Dimensions: Submissions must be at least 768px in either width or height.
  • Meta data must be completed (camera, film, location & 3 tags)
Photo by lilymae93

2011-10-20 #news #competition #protest #riots #occupy-lomography
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  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·


  2. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    What a great idea! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend any of the protests, but I submitted some shots taken during other political rallies- in the spirit of the movement, so to speak, because I support them with all my heart and soul! :)

  3. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    @lomography That bottom photo is fletchinski84's.

  4. lilymae93
    lilymae93 ·

    YES! thanks for using my picture :) im gonna get the pictures i took at occupy london developed today yay

  5. revolte
    revolte ·

    En mi país no es una cosa nueva ver al pueblo en las calles ya que las consecuencias del supuesto progreso se sienten desde hace tiempo, como en la mayoría de los países periféricos. Ahora que son los países primer mundistas los que están ardiendo y ante el fortalecimiento de algunos países en vías desarrollo o con modelos alternativos, como el grupo BRICK, el panorama está cambiando y las fieras se desesperan al verse arrinconadas: vean el comportamiento e la OTAN y sus asesinos en Libia.
    Revolt is coming!!!

  6. nuhdos
    nuhdos ·

    I have to develope my photos from 15O in Madrid as soon as I can !

    Global Revolution, NOW.

  7. welland
    welland ·

    after we witness, no love between parents
    the father type that was once on the sence vanished
    supreme bamish the couples that match these
    producin generations of kids with latched keys
    her daughter learned from momma
    how to reject men, her sons attracts women
    that don't respect men, and then
    one parental provided can be the plan
    but no woman can truly teach a boy to be a man
    that's why I'm always telling these many pals of mine
    the most that you can spend on any child is time

  8. pierrest
    pierrest ·

    this is awesome!

  9. alehopgm
    alehopgm ·

    "What started as a protest in Wall Street NYC, has now become a global phenomenon."

    What? The protest started before in North African countries like Tunisia, Egypt or Lybia against dicatators, and after that in European countries like Spain or Greece against economic inequality, corporate greed and lobbyists' influence on government.

    Do you remember 15M or #SpanishRevolution?

  10. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    @alehopgm: the protests did in fact start in North Africa, but the term "occupy" was coined in Wall Street.

  11. slumbrnghok
    slumbrnghok ·

    @alehopgm: I totally agree with you. It's been hijacked. Bet OWS is about to start charging if you want to receive their twitter updates!

  12. megustastu
    megustastu ·

    @gabysalas: the "occupying" of public squares started in SPAIN just after the 15M (#AcampadaSol, #AcampadaBCN) thats a fact stated even in the NY times. But it doesn't matters where it starts, what really matters is how it will end ;)

  13. discodrew
    discodrew ·

    Yes rise up against capatalist greed by writing a blog on Lomography and sharing photos so they can get more search engine hits, attract more members, sell more cameras, make more money! Vive la revolution! I'm off to Starbucks anybody want anything?

  14. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    @discodrew - I hope that wasn't a hint of cynicism I detected in your post. . . . . ; - )

  15. discodrew
    discodrew ·

    @kneehigh85 What ever gave you that idea? The world is so crazy at the moment that I find myself questioning everything. I'm not quite saying trust nobody but I don't take things at face value anymore.

  16. jt13
    jt13 ·

    @discodrew Nemo Confidat

  17. jt13
    jt13 ·

    We sit still to get things done.
    We're always first, but we've never won.
    We've become walking contraditions
    Living in a world of fiction
    Where lethargy is the new action
    Time after time the chain reaction
    Of what we do, not what we say
    It's the timeless hypocracy

  18. stouf
    stouf ·

    Global warming is to me the scariest consequence of capitalism. It has planetary proportions.

  19. glenn
    glenn ·

    I posted a photo of from the Los Angeles Styrofoam Orchestra. The music created from the smashed styrofoam was something that many people came to hear. A smash to the styrofoam was symbolic of the similiarities that would be considered on a sound system. In other words, there were no speakers neither electronic nor physical. It was pure sound. The smashed styrofoam of the Styrofoam Orchestra created its own system of music while breaking the boundaries of the common street sounds of the urban city. There are many forms of occupation. There are many different kinds of systems. The styrofoam music occupied the urban ecosystem of noise while still existing within both the solar system and the world.

  20. glenn
    glenn ·

    i posted a photo of the smashed styrofoam (from the Los Angeles Orchestra) that was created in los angeles, I must mention. regarding the note I left above.

  21. glenn
    glenn ·

    music can occupy the ears. an audience will occupy the chairs. styrofoam orchestra breaks the styrofoam and challenges the sound system!

  22. bboysherman
  23. chippo
    chippo ·

    what happened wiz winners annoucement!!!!????

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