Tuesday, December 06, 2011

The Occupation of DC (take 2)

When I took my previous shot of the Capitol and the protest camp, I didn't have my long lens (see below in the comments). So, I came back a couple of weeks later armed with my 70-300mm. Didn't have as interesting of a sky, but I like the framing better. How do you think they compare?

Apparently DCist.com liked this version better since they used it in one of their posts.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Occupation of DC

Occupy DC - In the Capitol's Shadow
Had Veteran's Day off from work, so I figured I'd go check out the Occupy DC protests.  While I don't remotely agree with their politics, I'm fascinated by the phenomenon of "occupying" as a form of protest.  More after the break. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

TEDx MidAtlantic 2011

TEDxMidAtlantic 2011 - Arun Majumdar TEDx MidAtlantic 2011 was held on October 29, 2011 at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, DC. I was lucky enough to be invited shoot this great event. The day was filled with inspiring and provocative presentations, and I know all the 800 attendees left with their minds being sufficiently blown.  More after the jump.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Multiverse

The Multiverse: Warp speed ahead
A couple of weeks ago, I went down to the National Gallery of Art to take some pictures of a cool light sculpture titled The Multiverse.  More after the jump.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My first engagement shoot: Erin and Justin

Erin & Justin 1 My friends Erin and Justin asked me to take a few engagement photos for them. This is my first time doing something like this, but I think they came out looking pretty good.  More after the jump.

Monday, October 04, 2010

One hot August day in DC

On the hill - Restoring Honor rally
The Lincoln Memorial during Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally.

Al Sharpton marches
Al Sharpton leads the way during his Reclaim the Dream march.

Umbrella vs. fire truck
A boy playing in the water. See more shots like this here.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pictures from Sunday's Tea Party protest

Man vs. Power

I also swung by the Tea Party protest over on the House side on Sunday.

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The Tea Party protest was much rowdier and much less organized than Saturday's anti-war rally.

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Compared to the anti-war rally, there were no mass-produced signs being passed out to everyone, there were no signs of "professional" activists or "community organizers," no staged photo ops, no charter buses bringing folks in from other cities, and things felt much more...organic. I didn't see any signs of "astroturf," instead I was surprised by how chaotic things were. I would also note, I didn't see or hear any racist or bigoted comments like those reported from Saturday's larger Tea Party protest.

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While the Tea Party definitely felt like true grassroots, the elites, aka Republican Members of Congress, did try to get in on the action. I saw Reps. Michele Bachmann, Steve King, Jean Schmidt, and (I think) Joe Wilson all speaking to the adoring crowds, often whipping them into a frenzy.

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You can see the rest of my Tea Party pictures here.

Pictures from Saturday's Anti-War Protest

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I took a bunch of pictures at the anti-war rally and march from this past Saturday down by the White House. Talk about a complete circus.

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You can see the rest of my photos from the rally and march on Flickr in my Faces of the Anti-War Movement photo set.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

More of my photos from Snowmageddon 2010

Alley in the Snowmageddon

Here are a few more of my photos from the Snowmageddon. Can't believe more snow is on the way in less than 24 hours.

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Friday, February 05, 2010