Reading the Pictures: Occupy: End of the Camping Trip?

11/15/2011 11:23 am ET | Updated Jan 15, 2012
  • Michael Shaw Publisher of the visual politics and media literacy site, Reading The Pictures.


If this weekend photo from Portland proved prescient, what with police clearing out Oakland yesterday and New York last night, the question it raises for this scruffy, grassroots, patriotic movement is... is this the beginning of the end, or just the end of the beginning?

Full visual coverage of Occupy at The Bag.

(photo: Natalie Behring/Getty Images caption: An American flag has an ironic "closed" sign, as seen in Occupy Portland November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. In spite of an eviction notice for early Sunday morning, Portland police delayed closing two downtown parks early today as thousands of people converged to support the Occupy Portland movement.)