Vigil for Bradley Manning 2 by Umbra101

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The Next Generation~~Conscientised
Outside US Embassy, held by Veterans for Peace, London 2011.12.17
Nikon D60 Tamaron 300mm Prime—ƒ5.6—ISO 800—1/160th


veterans for peace, catholic worker, redhead, james d umbra, bradley manning, protest, us embassy, demonstration, london, urban, street, peace, collateral murder, wikileaks, usa, vigil, prayer, alleged whistleblower, warcrime, torture, julian assange


  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 2 years ago

    Wonderful portrait James, xoxo

  • Thanks very much Anna :)

    – Umbra101

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskiover 2 years ago

    Great portrait Dunc. She looks determined. Lovely eyes. It’s like a still from a crowd in a wartime movie. Quite compelling.

  • Thanks Denis,
    a favourite way to while away a while, is a WW2 flick
    her eyes matched her hair and the leaves behind
    should’ve called this ‘russet death’

    – Umbra101

  • steve2727
    steve2727over 2 years ago

    great work!"!!

  • Thanks very much Steve :)

    – Umbra101

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 2 years ago

    She seems focused and strong. Good work.

  • Thanks Helen, good to see you again :)

    – Umbra101

  • mmargot
    mmargotover 2 years ago

    “Conscientised” : must remember this new and precise word.
    Yes…she shows strength, but wary. We will be seeing a lot of this look in future. [ Ha ha, spoken by the generation who said don’t trust anyone over 30 ]
    We have a bill in congress waiting: anyone suspected of terrorism can be held incommunicado if They feel like it. aak. Of course, the chat is Why should I worry: I Haven’t Done Anything. But They won’t tell you what They think you may have been thinking you did, in Their perception.

  • Unfortunately I can’t claim ‘conscientised’ as my invention, the word was used in South Africa by the ANC during the apartheid era struggle. Now it has a broader application, but remains heavily laced with the collective memory of it’s origins, e.g. “we must conscientise the people for the need of safe drinking water for all”. I’ve never seen it used outside S.A. before, not even in dictionaries, but thought it a worthy addition to our language too.

    The Bill you mention has made the news here and its very scary stuff. Detention without trial…what’s next? Kidnapping? Torture? …oh hang on we already have that (I say we, ‘my’ government is as bad as ‘yours’).
    Anyway…Noam Chomsky for 2012!

    – Umbra101

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskiover 2 years ago

    Margot’s comment is perhaps prescient in the light of the report which says that live rounds could be used in similar circumstances to the recent London riots. This is such a haunting image Dunc.

  • I can only see things getting worse, next year when the cuts really sting, this place is likely to blow.

    – Umbra101

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanover 2 years ago

    Her expression drew me in. A fav

  • Thank you Joseph, me too :)

    – Umbra101

  • Katayoonphotos
    Katayoonphotosover 2 years ago

    Amazing portrait!

  • Thanks very much Katayoonphotos :)

    – Umbra101

  • berndt2
    berndt2over 2 years ago

    stunning – great, focussed, raw expression beautifully captured!

  • Thanks very much Berndt2 :)

    – Umbra101

  • Ken McElroy
    Ken McElroyover 2 years ago

    Merry Christmas!

  • Thank you Ken and a Happy New Year to you!

    – Umbra101

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