Posted by steven greaves photography on October 24, 2011 · 

occupy.inside.out– During the weekend of October 15th and 16th, Steven Greaves teamed up with photographer Charles Meacham to shoot 99 portraits of everyday working Americans to represent the 99% of the population who find themselves under-represented in our current political and economic system. With the images shot, we then collaberated with TED grant-winner and street-artist JR‘s Inside Out Project to turn these simple portraits into street art. On the night of October 20th, the 99 portraits were wheat-pasted and hung up in various locations around Manhattan and with only one parking ticket and one vandalism citation received, the action declared a success.
In stark contrast to the mainstream media’s portrayal of the Occupy Wall Street movement as populated by eccentrics, hippies and Anarchists, this is the face of the 99. They are doctors and lawyers, children and mothers, bus drivers and flight attendants. They are normal, hard-working Americans who want a better future for themselves, their children and their country. They hope to return to a time when elected officials vote the interests of the majority and Corporate dominance over their politics and lives is reigned in.

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