11 March 2012

Occupy/Anonymous, Bournemouth University

Since its feature in 'V for Vendetta' (2006), the Guy Fawkes mask has become more 
than simply a costume prop. Instead, it is a frequent symbol in political protests, in 
particular the 'Occupy' movement, who have presently set up camp at Bournemouth 
University. Thus rather than snapping stylish students on Friday, I photographed 
Occupy member 'Levi', whose full identity remains a mystery beyond his first name. 
The masks, I suppose, add a touch of glory to the idea of revolution, encouraged
greatly by 'V for Vendetta', but has there become too much of a stigma?
Journalism coursemate Charlotte Foot interviewing Levi for The Bournemouth Rock.

1 comment:

  1. Of course, the irony (one that's been pointed out many times before) is that Warner Bros receive a cut from every one of those masks. Congrats Levi, that's capitalism all over yo' face.

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