Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Photo Essay On The Richmond Peace Rally For Rape Survivors

Oakland photographer Bethanie Hines did a powerful, moving and beautiful capture of the rally Saturday. It really vividly depicts the passion, unity, hope, strength and power of community. I will post some pictures here, but for the full glory, please click here for the complete gallery. 




























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7 comments:

AQV said...

These photos are phenomenal. So powerful they made me cry.. Thank you for sharing them.

sylviashines said...

powerful images of resistance, elegy, and compassion. thanks for sharing.

Berette said...

provocative and purposeful directives that should be emulated by all - men and women. proud to see your persistent pro-activity.

light for peace

whatsername said...

That's a helluva essay.

richard said...

thank you everyone. I am glad to see that these evocative and powerful pictures are being appreciated!

Catherine said...

Dear Richard,

My heart aches for the victim of this brutal gang rape. I have been so frustrated by reports of students at Richmond High who blame the victim, or express support for the actions of the alleged perpetrators and bystanders. Thank you for sharing this photo essay and for reminding us that there are real women and *men* out there who are speaking out against this crime, and who are offering the victim a much-needed display of support and hope.

Naphtali said...

I really, really love this. Thanks for the work you do. I'm honored to be a part of it. <3