An encounter with a student rally protesting university cuts in Brisbane

protest banner brisbane street photography panasonic GH3

Being on the street with a camera means that there is always a photo opportunity (if you look hard enough) - in this case I was able to capture an emergency rally against the governments proposed funding cuts to university education (you can read more about this at the Australian online). One of the great things about being a street photographer, is the ability to tell a story through photos.  In this case, I was able to capture a few photos of the rally and people involved (plus a few other people on the streets).  Apart from just capturing photos on the street, you also have the potential to learn a thing or two about a particular event or place.  While I have not alwayslived in Brisbane I have been here for quite a few years now and it never amazes me what I learn and how many little changes occur.  

Todays photos were taken with the Olympus 75 mm f/1.8 lens and the Panasonic GH3 - not my usual street lens but all that I had with me today.  I tend to use this lens mainly for portaits and tend to use the GH3 mainly for video.  Please bewarned that some of the photos I captured today may contain offensive language so if this offends you - then please do not scroll down to the bottom. 

education changes lives

2.8 billion in cuts

books not bombs

tax the miners

2.3 billion cuts

authority figures

rally tweet

serious stuff

placards

on Adelaide street

rally observers

 

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