Turnstyle's Robyn Gee interviews Brooklyn-based photographer Vanessa Bahmani, who took 1,000 portraits of Occupy Wall Street Protestors with a medium-format camera.
One of the things that inspired me to do this was when mainstream media gave Occupy Wall Street attention; it was very negative. [Mainstream media said,] "They're just crazy, jobless, lazy hippies." But there was nothing crazy about anyone there. I talked to veterans, pilots, families, students, teachers, investment bankers and even Wall Street employees.