Panetta Photography

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freedom

The one constant found in all countries, cultures and creeds is the innate desire for freedom.  We will fight at any cost for it, protest until beaten and jailed, move to the un-known for a better way, even do the un-thinkable in the name of whatever you believe in, secular or otherwise.  The following image was taken in Dharamsala, India during a three day protest for Tibetans, both living within their borders and abroad.  This otherwise sleepy town was transformed into a constant wave of refugees, monks and Indian locals all supporting the most desired cause of all, freedom.

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.

Occupy Madrid

I’m currently covering the Occupy Madrid protests here in the city.  Protesters from Spain’s Indignado movement plan to continue this protest on May 15, marking the movements one year anniversary.  I wanted to post a few photos from the opening day on May 12, 2012.  I will be posting more as this movement continues to escalate.