City Life vs Bank of America at Copley Square, Boston

A few weeks ago, my friend and fellow photographer, Kelly Creedon, asked if I would join her in photographing a protest at Copley Square, Boston. The protest was organized by a Boston-based, grassroots non-profit called City Life, which helps people facing foreclosure in their homes. Kelly has already created an amazing body of work by documenting City Life’s work and the extraordinary tales of people whose lives it has changed, so I was thrilled to shoot alongside her.

At the protest, organizers projected letters addressed to Bank of America from people facing foreclosure. The letters were projected onto the facade of BoA’s main branch at Copley Square and this was synchronized to an audio soundtrack of the person reading his/her letter. It made the message much more personal. The police shut down the protest about 10 minutes after the projection began, saying that it was illegal to project words onto a building facade without a permit.

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