To mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, arguably the most inclusive and effective protest movement of the past decade, the International Center of Photography presents, Occupy! On view weekends from August 18September 30, 2012, the exhibition will be presented at Governors Island and feature photographs and films inspired by the movement, which began in New York on September 17, 2011.
Occupy! acknowledges the relevance of popular protest during this crucial presidential election year, and celebrates the significant uses of photography, film, and social media in recording and communicating the message of the OWS movement. The exhibition features media from interested photographers who have submitted their work to ICP, both professional and amateur. The structure of the multi-medium exhibition will change over the course of its six-week run and include hundreds of photographic prints related to the protests, as well as film screenings, digitally displayed crowd-sourced imagery, and special events.
The exhibition will also feature a pop-up ICP bookstore, where visitors can browse relevant books and materials, and an ongoing series of educational programs.