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Our Top 10 Photos Taken This Year At Demonstrations Against Trump

Posted in Leica M, Trump Protests with tags , , , , on December 16, 2017 by johnbuckley100

March For Racial Justice-2

All images taken with the Leica M10 and 35mm Summilux 

The only solace we have had in 2017 against the cruel and unusual punishment visited upon the land by the election of Donald Trump has been the ability to go to Washington demonstrations.  They came so quickly after the inauguration — the Women’s March, which was scheduled, the protests against the Muslim ban, which for successive weekends were spontaneous — that at a certain point we joked about being appreciative of Trump, as he had organized our weekend activities for us: take camera to demonstration, march, record it for posterity.  In fact, we we have a gallery filled with dozens of images entitled “Washington Demonstrations In The Age of Trump”.

The picture above was taken in September at the combined March for Black Woman and March for Social Justice.  It’s our favorite image of the year because, for once, the light was decent, but also because it reflects  what happened in this awful, yet miraculous year of resistance.  See, two competing events merged into one, because the cause was unifying.  The white woman is out of place, but so what — this is the way we’re going to get out of this mess, as Virginia and Alabama show: white women and black women turning out in record numbers to vote these creeps from office.  So call that image our designated #1 picture of this year of demonstrations.  And, ah, what the Hell, here are 14 more from a remarkable year of political activity across the four seasons:

March For Racial Justice-11



March For Truth-4




white-house-protest-12917-25Tax Day Demo-12

Unity March For Puerto Rico-19

womens-march-44March For Racial Justice-5white-house-protest-12917-2third-trump-demo-march-8

Marching From The Royal Palace

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 17, 2015 by johnbuckley100

Bangkok, 2007.  Leica M8, 35mm Summilux Asph.

Bangkok Royal Palace

Snow Is Only Good When You Pay For It

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 15, 2015 by johnbuckley100

My wife believes that snow is only great when you visit it, not the other way around.  We thought of that this morning, in solidarity with our friends in Boston.  It reminded us of how great snowshoeing in Jackson Hole can be — and how awful it is to be in a city digging, digging, digging out from blizzards.  Leica Monochrom, 28mm Summicron Asph, New Years Eve 2012.

Teton Monochrom 2012

Mulling His Options

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 11, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Leica M (typ 240), 35mm Summilux Asph FLE, slightly cropped.

Mulling His Options

And Context

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 6, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Here’s the scene of that previous posted shot, this time using the Leica M9 on a bright sunny day.  Slightly different context, no?  Click on pic to see what time it is…

Time Of The Season2

The Leica Store In D.C. Officially Opens

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 3, 2012 by johnbuckley100

Leica M9, 35mm Summilux

The first store in the United States fully owned and operated by Leica Camera officially opened last night with a cocktail party followed by a quite wonderful talk by famed photojournalist Peter Turnley.  Turnley exhibited keen intelligence and great empathy, reminding a full complement of Leicaphiles that photography is about heart, and sharing what you see in the world, not merely gizmolust.  But of course,  it also is partly about gizmolust, which is why we post the above image.

A Sight For Sore Eyes

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 21, 2012 by johnbuckley100

The Leica Store opens in Washington, D.C.  Leica M9, 35mm Summilux.

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