Project Idea: Occupy Les Misérables 

Photography

Project Concept: Using the imagery of the Occupy Protests, take a series of photographs that follows the story of Jean Valjean. The main characters wear the clothing of the french revolution, where the background settings and characters dress in modern attire using many of the symbols of the Occupy movement, with occasional overlap as these two visual elements clash and mix. 

The project would draw correlations between current and past social injustices. Past protests and uprisings are often romanticized and idealized, where current protest moments are highly criticized.

Needed for the Project: A cast of committed actors, time to research the occupy moment to make sure that my intent and execution is clear, extras, costumes, designers, makeup artists, rental fees for locations, money for gallery rental, printing and show.

(Pictured: Jerry, who would be my Valjean)

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