Photos: 99 Portraits for the 99 Percent
The Occupy Wall Street encampment may be gone, but the protest’s legacy lives on across New York City through Steven Greaves’ 99 Portraits for the 99 Percent. Click through to see all 99 portraits.
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Dan Singh, 25, cameraman
"Greed and injustice can no longer be abided. Now is the moment."
Abdul Basit Kahn, 21, student at Johns Hopkins
"Agree with general discontent. Specifically corruption of money and political power and the indentured servitude surrounding student debt."
Christy Juliano, 43
"I'm here to support my people."
Eric Snipe, 25, student
"Speak out about systematic corruption in our government."
Chad Dougatz, 38, audio engineer
Ana Abiodun, 34, artist
"Because revolution is beautiful!"
Ken Brady, 46, realtor
Josh Galindo, 32
Josh Fredericks, 32, musician
Van Wallach, 54, writer
Sharon Reid, Peace Corps volunteer; now unemployed
"I think the liberals have not done a good job of getting out the message- Citizens United makes it worse."
"To lend support."
Steven Zelman, 42, unemployed
"To stand up, to bring food for Occupy Wall Street from farms in the Tri-state area who wish to express solidarity."
Gabriel M. Brown, 28, unemployed
"I'm here as a constitutionalist. The Fed Reserve is a major reason for virtually every social problem this nation faces and it controls both Wall St. corporations and our government with no electable accountability. The Fed is not a gov. agency and is in fact the true power of Wall St. corporations. Im here to educate people about this in the free market place of ideas."
Marguerite Lavin, 76, retired
"They need some silver-haired people to make the cops behave."
Kris Castro, 18, student
"I am at OWS to try and bring change. I can only hope that when I graduate college there will be a job there waiting. If not, Sallie May is gonna kick my ass."
Edit Bolt, 51, teacher
Alia Ganaposki, 35, mother, writer, human mic.
"I am a citizen who supports free speech, free assembly and non-violent protest. I am a mother who fears that without those things, my children will be silenced and isolated until all that is left is violence."
Ohio Mike, 34, artist
"Suits for Wall St."
Kerry "Big Black" Whitfield, 48, retired corrections officer
William A. Loeb
John Howard, 78, retired
Estevenson Pierre, recent college graduate
Alan Carroll, 28, farmer, photographer, artist
"We need to change our economic system to benefit all and not just the elite."
Victoria Murray, 18, student
"I think this idea is great and inspiring and makes me think I can also make a difference."
Amy Roberts Wilson, 39, college professor
"Because I believe corporations wield too much power in our society."
Mark Starr, 65, retired
Yazmine Ramos, 18, student
"I think this is super-inspiring to stick to what you believe in and never give up."
Audrey Hollingsworth, 19, student
"To evolve individually so we can evolve together. To create a new world where everyone has what they need and can live and progress in a content and fair society. Essentially, I want everyone to be happy. :-)"
Jennifer Wiles, 47, business owner
"Sick and tired of being sick and tired of the system and what's going on in America today."
Zachary Welch, 20, unemployed
"I am here for the majority of reasons all trailed back to a direct democracy. People need to be in control and stop letting big corporations make decisions. We are legion. We do not forgive, we do not forget. We are here."
Jake Roszak, 22, business administration
"We are legion, we do not forgive, we do not forget. We are here."
Sara Thompson, 27, teacher
Angela Taylor, 20, student
"To support my 99% :-)"
Matthew Mcilvaine, 29, unemployed
"To protest against the 1% owners of America and to bring back true democracy."
Eve Khan, 40, education
"Supporting the protestors and the message of change and hope."
Fenella Tigner, 42, insurance agent
"America need to be for people- not corporations, not wealth accumulation."
Stephen Rahamatulla, 38, drug counselor
Samina Ali, 23, grad student
"I felt forced to go to grad school and take out massive loans because I spent two years looking for a job to no avail."
Rubina Ali, 20, student
"Tuition is rising and my family cant afford it. Each day it gets harder to find a job and Im here to support the cause. We are the 99%"
Eric Pedersen, 48, woodworker
Sarah Washburn (L) & Siena, 39, non-profit
"We're here to represent the effort. It's important for us to represent the 99%- we're all here to show that things- the world- must change."
David Silver & Siena, 43, college professor
"To support the 99%, to support the people powered movement and to give our daughter Siena a taste of democracy."
Christine Lee, 31, physician/pediatrician
"The America my parents immigrated to was not a place where economic inequality and a government beholden to corporate interest ignored the needs of 99% of the population. Our children deserve education, health care and a fair chance at a life not mired in debt."
Donald P. Fedderly, 58, attorney
"To support the Occupy Wall Street movement; I am an ex-hippie."
Caroline Grunewald, 31, mother
"Just waling by to see the movement."
Skip Shirley, 44, composer
"Where I am from, the Midwest, the cities are dying."
Jeff Kraus, 28, student
"Gain awareness of the movement. To see what people have to say."
Hope Weiner, 43, lawyer
"I support the renaissance of the voice of the proverbial little guy."
Gwen Cianf, 58, substitute bus driver
"To show support and thank the people occupying Wall Street."
Bill Java, 60, unemployed
"401K gone. No work available. I've worked for 45 years. Now have to rent rooms in my house so as not to lose it and become homeless, on food stamps and medicaid."
Kian Brown, 28, artist
"I have a show and cover important news!"
Tara Suan Kirchnes, 39, marketing
Tommy Mintz, 34, artist
Peter Thomley, 30, business analyst
Lelia Teitelman, 20, student
Lionel Monksy, 40, architect
"I sympathize with this protest movement. I feel that my own life and professional outlook has been adversely affected by the greedy and powerful."
Barbara Allan, 75, director prison families anonymous
"To support the 99%"
Daniel, 63, artist
"Tired of being fucked!"
Antonella Ippolito, 34
Lauren Fealy, 21, electronics retail
"I fully support the movement towards having a more open dialogue within the entire community about what is happening in our government. Keep it up!"
Eric Smith, 38, chief
"Take Monsanto down!"
Morton Monsky, 73, retired
"To promote a more honest Wall St. and all financial companies."
Khalid Habib Said, 24, Occupy Wall Street
"Support the 99%"
Steve Ashley, 55, teacher
"1. Photos. 2. Believe in the cause."
Sandro Martinez, 47, general contractor
"To support all people. They deserve a better today and a prosperous future."
Dan Gold, 50, filmmaker
"To bring my 2 3/4 year old son Oliver to witness what could be the beginning of the revolution."
Felicia Franco, 23, photographer
"I am a freelance photographer and I wanted to hear from the protestors as well as capture their experience."
Charles Nuriziato, 18, student
"To show my support of the movement."
David Carlsson, 23, student
"I believe the time for social change is now and I am very optimistic about the different movements present at Occupy Wall Street."
Frank J. Albergo, 22, pharmacy technician/student
"Just stopping through but I support you guys 100%. Its time for the lower and middle class to be treated like people and not commodities."
D Green, 60, unemployed
Anne Beaumont, 45, attorney
"To see my friends band play and see what's going on."
Karen Ryer, 56, software sales
"Join the movement."
Mary-Jackelyn Downing, 30, therapist
"Because I believe in organizing for change and think that the Occupy movement is a clear indicator that America is ready for change."
Ann Rosenthal, 56, performing arts producer
"Because it gives me hope for the future."
Mike Dabah, 25, Attorney
"For my girlfriend."
Heather Scott, 21, student
"As an upper-middle class citizen I benefit from my privilege and think the entire system is screwing over everyone else. It has to stop and we all have to stand together to create more equality."
Marla Gutmann, 21, student
"Wanted to see what OWS is and show support. Went to Occupy Boston."
Ronnie Walker, 56
"I love New York."
Rachel Silver, 20, student
"To see whats going on."
Dorothy Le, 27, student
"To show my solidarity with the movement."
Karen Ryer, 56, software sales
"Join the movement."
Brad Learmonth, 58, art presenter and interfaith minister
"To show support and do a service where needed."
Keith Short, 44, unemployed
"Support 99ers, end corporate greed, redistribution of wealth, end to institutional racism."
Alexis Matos, 28, writer/filmmaker
Samirzoghbi Cardona, 42, retired
"Because I believe in humanity and I am a spiritual warrior and believe, by God, peace is achievable."
Russ Johnson, 49, artist
Claudia Frahlich, 9, student
Dharma Agustina, 33, teacher
"I am part of the movement that demands transformation in the way the country is led. No more lack of equilibrium! :-)"
Ike Bauch, 52, Department of Transportation
"Against corporate greed."
Tigo Matos, 27, student