When you hear the phrase “the 99 percent,” many different images and ideas come to mind. Much of the mainstream media has depicted the Occupy Movement in a negative light and its participants as "dirty hippies," radicals, stoners or losers.
That’s why Brooklyn photographer Vanessa Bahmani decided to let the 99 percent portray themselves.
Last weekend I was at a family reunion where I had been invited to show pictures from my sabbatical in the Middle East last spring.
When President Obama was giving his speech in Cairo, I was just across the Red Sea in Aqaba, Jordan, and caught a glimpse on a corner store TV, the translation making it hard to hear his words.