I spent a number of hours at the Texas State Capitol during Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster. Sadly, my camera was inoperable, but that meant I got to live in the moment, talking to strangers, sharing stories, and shouting. It was also my first time at a Capitol building and my first big protest since the events against Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin a couple years ago.
Luckily, I had my camera at the ready during the next wave of protests on July 1st, 2013. I had my sunscreen on (and brought a bottle to share) and my water bottle with ice in my free hand (or tucked under my arm while shooting). I photographed the ever-growing crowd, cheered along as Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks performed for the protestors, and nodded at meaningful protest signs.
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