November 16th, 2008

golden gate bridge

'civil rights have never advanced by popular vote'

People had written on the sidewalks with chalk in support of the protests today, and I tried to get a still photo of this one, but the bright sun combined with the flagpole's shadow made it impossible. Then I realized a short video would look even better. Artistically, I think this is the shot I'm proudest of from the set today:

I read this and cant help thinking of the coincidence that it's exactly 40 years later and here we are again. This is a huge national movement, one I'll be telling my kids/grandkids about, and to be in (arguably) the center of it - San Francisco - is incredible.