Historic OWS photos go on display at South Street

The grassroots uprising that changed the national political debate in 2011 will be memorialized in a new exhibit in Lower Manhattan.

150 of the most striking images of Occupy Wall Street will go on display at the South Street Seaport Museum.

It will be the main attraction when the museum reopens on January 25 under the direction of the Museum of the City of New York.

From The Tribeca Trib:

Occupy Wall Street was a photographer’s dream. Historic yet carnivalesque, peaceful (mostly) yet adrenaline-pumping in its nearly daily dose of action, the Zuccotti Park encampment and the frequent demonstrations that sprang from it offered a smorgasbord of visual delights. Such variety was often missing in the published photos of the months-long protest, which predictably featured confrontations with police over the day-to-day (and night) life of the movement. Indeed, there is a far more substantial and varied pictorial record of Occupy Wall Street than has been shown—until now.

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