I am very pleased that this editorial photo of Bailee, a member of Occupy Wall Street Charlottesville, made the cover of C’Ville Weekly.

The story profiles young community leaders and the impact that they are making in our city. Bailee was reserved, but her passion for the OWS movement was apparent while I photographed her in Lee Park as the sun was setting. For this image, I set out to create a stark, yet determined photo of Bailee in the wake of the OWS Charlottesville camp being closed down.

Recently, the camp’s occupants were cleared out by the Charlottesville police early in December. Despite the encampment’s removal, they continue to carry their message forward through regular assemblies around the city.

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