The Rise and Demise of the Zuccotti Park Commune
November 23, 2011, by El Marco
I recently traveled from Colorado to New York the weekend before the demise of the revolutionary social experiment in lower Manhattan known as Occupy Wall Street’s Camp Anonymous. I went intending to capture for posterity photographic images of the people and infrastructure that comprised that hopeful utopian “model community for a new world."
of Anonymous, an international activist hacking group which set its sights on Wall Street earlier this year.
This Floridian spent every day, all day, soliciting funds for the commune’s women’s group. Panhandling seemed to be the only productive activity I witnessed during my four days inside the Zuccotti Park commune. The woman above, and many like her, have to turn in the majority of their funds to the Central Committee, which in turn passes it on the Finance Committee, some of whom were staying in $700 a night hotels nearby.