The 15M revolution – to document or not to document

Madrid’s downtown is still invaded by thousands protesters. They have built a camping and organzied themselves as a little town. The government is scared to intervene since elections are coming up this weekend. What are these protesters asking for ? Basically, a true democracy and a less corrupt political class.

Yet sorry, I am not a reporter. I always find it difficult to perform street photography in a public event. Indeed, I like to document instants of life, and they should be in my opinion unconnected. I like to invent stories, not depict a reality. And so it should be, because a photography is never more than a photographer’s vision in a moment of time.

So here is my little three pictures story of today’s event. I think they reflect my perception of the spirit of the 15M revolution. (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron

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