In 2010 the May 1 Coalition held a rally in NYC’s Union Square to protest changes to US immigration law.
Often, you find surprises in your old photos. When looking up the link for the May 1 Coalition I found that they highlighted the case of Victor Toro, a Chilean activist who has been residing in the Bronx for nearly 30 years. Flipping through several of the images I was surprised to find that one of the photos I had edited immediately after the rally was of Toro.
Its a reminder when shooting protests and other political events that most often you’re just a spectator and a tourist in someone else’s struggle at best. You’re just seeing a spectacle, not the actual work that goes into the movement.