“To go unnoticed walking backwards through 50,000 people, jammed to the seams and shouting in a narrow passageway, was a supernatural experience.” -Daniel Arnold
While many photographers were on the outskirts or had a birds eye view of the ‘Millions March’ that took place in New York this past Saturday, December 13th, Street Photographer; Daniel Arnold walked among the thousands of protesters to capture an energy that could be only felt immersed within the crowd. Below is Arnold’s visual recollection from fader.com.
Photos: Daniel Arnold
By: Daniel Arnold
I ran into the march head-on around 28th and 6th, at mid-afternoon. I walked through the middle, and the crowd didn’t even slightly disperse until 5th ave and 8th street. Wall-to-wall people, barely room to lift my arms. I would guess it took me about an hour and a half, maybe a little longer. I’ve been in Times Square on New Years Eve, shot several Halloweens, and a handful of the wild summer parades, but I’ve never seen such a dense crowd stretch so far. I really could barely move. And to go unnoticed walking backwards through 50,000 people, jammed to the seams and shouting in a narrow passageway, was a supernatural experience.
My head went into an altered focus where I separated from my intellectual awareness of things, lost context and the whole plot, and saw it from a thousand years away. The movements of people. The consequences of mass dissatisfaction. Times when we snap out of our (necessary) trances of self-importance and say “Uhhhh, wait…to hear more on what Arnold has to say plus many more of his captivating photos visit Fader.com here