D.C. Protest I by Christopher Barker

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During a relatively peaceful 2002 protest against the World Bank in Washington, D.C., anti-war demonstrators began to change the situational climate of the march. Tensions between protesters and police, who were expecting a violent demonstration, began to rise. Police began to arrest everyone that they managed to surround inside Pershing Park, guilty, as well as innocent bystanders alike. In relative anticipation of the police’s reaction, this young man wrote the telephone numbers of civil defense lawyers on his arms before the demonstrations even began.

Pershing Park, Washington D.C.

September 2002 on Nikon N90s

Here are the rest of the images from this series:


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A photographer who was born in a coal chute; to a mother who was literally squatting over it, in rural West Virginia. He managed to stave off black lung while splitting firewood in the backwoods of Kentucky for a four fingered accountant and Veteran of WWII. After dodging improvised explosive devices and periodic mortar/small arms fire in a far away land; he now whiles away his time digging in the Colorado dirt, occasionally finding the strength to raise his lazy hand to snap a picture or two.

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  • Jen Cannella
    Jen Cannellaalmost 7 years ago

    Fantastic Image!

  • LenaMay
    LenaMayalmost 7 years ago

    love all your work, i find it inspring, this one particularily remarkable, the intensity and black and white are excellent

  • Jef Harris
    Jef Harrisalmost 7 years ago

    I really like how the ends of the ties are blurred.

  • Charles McKean
    Charles McKeanalmost 7 years ago


  • Shannon Clough
    Shannon Cloughalmost 7 years ago

    Great picture!

  • Alexander Drake
    Alexander Drakealmost 7 years ago

    Amazing shot. it says so much

  • Christopher Barker
    Christopher Ba...almost 7 years ago

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments, I appreciate your opinions.

  • shawhouse
    shawhousealmost 7 years ago

    wow, great capture. perfect frame.

  • Bluetiger
    Bluetigeralmost 7 years ago

    Nice photo journalism shot!

  • kateee
    kateeealmost 7 years ago



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