This chapter reflects on the popular protests that became collectively known as the Occupy movements and emerged as a response to the global financial crisis of 2008. Photographic technologies of capture, manipulation and dissemination have become increasingly ubiquitous, operating within and across a plethora of different discourses, from eye witnessing of events to the construction of identity. A particular moment that exemplifies the importance of images for making dissensus visible within the Occupy movement occurred on 18 November 2011, when police officer Lieutenant John Pike pepper-sprayed student protesters at a sit down protest on the University of California's Davis Campus. The footage and subsequent images that emerged from this event show a single line of students sat on the ground linking arms while Lieutenant Pike casually walks up and down the line spraying them with a large canister of 'weapons grade' pepper spray.
|Title of host publication||Photography Reframed|
|Subtitle of host publication||New Visions in Contemporary Photographic Culture|
|Editors||Benedict Burbridge, Annabella Pollen|
|Number of pages||10|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781786724335, 9781786734334, 9781788315838 , 9781784538835, 9781003103806|
|ISBN (Print)||9781784538828, 9781350137745|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jul 2018|
|Name||International Library of Visual Culture|
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- Department of Art and Communication - Departmental Lead in Internationalisation
- School of Arts and Humanities
- Centre for Cultural Ecologies in Art, Design and Architecture