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March For Our Lives, NYC 3-24-18

March For Our Lives | Manhattan 2018

Yesterday I went into NYC to attend and documenting t the #MarchForOurLives event. I got there pretty early so we could get right into the line, as I hoped to photograph the events as up close as possible, rather than from the sidelines.

It was an incredible and respectful event, with little or no yelling, pushing or anger as far as I witnessed anyway. There were an estimated 200,000 people in attendance, but I haven’t yet seen a final estimation. At one point, there was a 30 second moment of silence, and you could hear a pin drop – which is somehting rather extraordinary especially in NYC with that many people all around you.

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On a personal photography note , I feel these photos improved as the event progressed and I got more used to going right tup to people and doing what I wanted to do. It’s a bit intimidating haven a few thousand people marching at you, but it was a really cool experience!

 

PS – some of these are Rated ‘R’ – so you’ve been warned…

 

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the crowd startes heading down 72nd street to the march entrance March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC

This is where we stood for over an hour before the speakers began and then another hour before the march started – but it was a beautiful day to be outside in NYC. I didnt get there QUITE early enough to make it right up to the stage area which is about 1 or 2 blocks ahead of me.March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC

 

things got a little ‘fist on the air ‘radical for a period of time

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This woman was holding a laminated photo of (what i’m guessing) a child who had deceased

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A little levity for a serious event

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These folks were all along the sidewalk sidelines by Columbus Circle cheering us on in the march line

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Fort me, this image not only says it all but is probably my favorite image of the day. I really love how only the key person up top is staring at me

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Then on the other hand, this guy gets the gold star more most creative sign made all out of paper, fabric and duct tape!!! You are not allowed to have any metal or wood on any signs that are carried.
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I love HER and her HAT and her ENERGY!!!! March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC

 

Oh my…. March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC

 

This is probably my 2nd favorite mostly for the determination in her eyes (and of course the sad fact she even has to WORRY about this)March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC

Mr paper gun – now in color!!! March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC

 

Oh dear….. March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC March-For-Our-Lives-2018-NYC

 

I hope you appreciate the energy that went into all thees people coming out for what they believe in so strongly. It’s quite special to be right in the midst of something like this that’s potentially historic!

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