My reportage of the May Day demonstration in St. Petersburg.
inscriptions on the plates: "dairy cows are killed. laying hens are killed," "veganism is not a diet, it is respect for someone else's life", "if abortion is murder, then what is veal?"
May 1 in St. Petersburg, as in all cities of Russia, a procession was held in honor of the day of all working people. Despite the fact that city events are of little interest to me, this time I came to make my small reportage
As a rule, earlier, only supporters of political parties in the country went to the demonstration, but for some time, representatives of social cultures and movements that exist in the country also began to appear on the street. This aroused my interest, since I found out about it for the first time.
Politically, the party I was bored to photograph, I was interested in new slogans that I had not seen live before.
inscriptions on the plates: "I also know how to love," "a girl in striped pajamas"
inscriptions on the flag: crossed out the word "fur"
Supporters lgbt, zoodefenders and vegans, feminists. There was even a small group of people who advocated the legalization of soft drugs.
inscriptions on the plates: "we refuse to be silent", "Vitya must go out", "to live with HIV is not a crime"
inscriptions on the plates: "you are my sister", "feminism against lesbofobii"
Among other things, there were "the undead", representatives of small communities with their own philosophical views on work.
inscriptions on the plates: "Mayday! Mayday! Decay! Die!"
inscriptions on the plates: "poverty - a symptom; capitalism - a disease; revolution - a medicine"
People with posters of a humorous nature, with an obvious sub-text on the unfree Internet in Russia, as well as their more outspoken partners for the “free Internet”.
inscriptions on the plates: "the networks are weaved by spiders. the freedom of those involved in the affairs of the" network ""
The demonstration was very bright and beautiful.
The activists shouted chants, the organizers regulated everything through a megaphone, at the beginning of the feminist column there were people who beat the rhythm on the drums, vegans and animal defenders walked with large posters and banners.
There was a feeling of celebration, but at the same time, it was a call. Call to abandon hatred and violence. The call to return their legal rights to people and animals.
inscriptions on the plate: "love"
inscriptions on the plate: "Do not be silent, woman!"
I tried to convey the mood of people, and in general I was pleased with both the process itself and its result. I got the idea to work with the minimum number of colors before the demonstration, then this idea was only better strengthened during implementation.
inscriptions on the plates: "life is priceless. go to veganism"
inscriptions on the plate: "no one should die for the sake of your comfort"
I really want more such demonstrations, more supporters to come, and more people imbued with the importance of these things.
inscriptions on the plate: "what will you give your child a heart?"
Thank you for watching! :3