Panetta Photography

social documentary

15-M

May 15, 2012 marked the one year anniversary of Spain’s Indignado movement, more famously known as the event which sparked similar Occupy movements in cities around the globe.  The day started out with the Occupation of Puerta del Sol and at around 12.30 a.m., the massive group of people took to the streets.  The following image was taken shortly after two men entered into a slight confrontation with riot police, resulting in the protesters stripping naked in the middle of the street near Banco de Espana.

I will be uploading the entire set from these protests onto my website in the following days.

5 responses to “15-M

  1. Ice Beautiful 05/18/2012 at 1:47 pm

    This photo shows so well how desperate people are. “There’s nothing more to loose then our freedom” Not to miss that the picture itself is great!

    • joeypanetta 05/18/2012 at 6:13 pm

      My sentiments exactly. I was going to post a few others, but for me, this was the one image that captured both the strength and frustration of the Spanish people.

  2. Carol Page-Potter 05/19/2012 at 10:04 pm

    Perhaps if the protesters in America took their clothes off, they would get more media coverage (no pun intended). As usual, your images capture the emotion of the moment.

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