Occupy Portraits Sale to Support Detroit & Flint

A Message from the Artist, Victoria Schultz

I am very pleased to contribute signed, one-of-a-kind artist prints in frames of my Occupy Wall Street portraits to raise funds for Detroit Workers & Builders. Soon after Occupy Wall Street took over Zuccotti Park in September 2011, I was there photographing the activists with my 4x5 field camera. Making these black-and-white large-format photographs was my way of being part of this unprecedented popular movement. I received a Puffin Foundation grant for my photo project. Some of the portraits are now in the photo collection of the National Library of France (BNF, Biblioteque nationale de France). In 2014 the American Library in Paris exhibited my Occupy portraits for three months. A selection was in a 2013 International Center for Photography show in New York. Later this year some portraits will be in a gallery show in Helsinki, Finland. My Occupy portraits are also featured in Todd Gitlin’s book Occupy Nation, published by Harpercollins. www.victoriaschultz.com