The story: A heavy downpour could not put a damper on the May 1st demonstrations here in New York City. From ending ICE raids and mass deportations to passing the DREAM Act, the cries for immigration reform are far too urgent for postponement. The needs are clear. They have been. But on this day, while I could not ignore the pangs of desperation, neither could I overlook the sights and sounds of joy and the sheer hopefulness that kept the crowds firmly in place. Joy ought not be postponed, either, and hope, not deterred. Not by nativists protesting against us across the park, nor the police blockading the demonstration, and certainly, certainly not the rain..
camera: Nikon D60, 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR lens
location: Union Square, New York City
for more photographs of the LA and NY demonstrations, see here.