jeff day photography march for our lives nyc 2018

Photo Essay – March For Our Lives – New York City – March 24, 2018

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The students occupied Central Park West on a sunny cool March 24th. A shame kids four through 18 needed the street to voice, as their playground agenda is never loud enough for serious consideration. These faces and carried posters tell of a society unable to safely care for their young, the generations coming of age. An age discerning “I AM NEXT” at a time life’s hopes and dreams should suffice.  These souls, new to the street’s voice pictured here, are now astute to where their voice descends. With only months away their vote, more so now then ever, will be a recon to deal with, for some have experienced the safety of a dark closet. Not unlike the school safety drills of a by-gone nuclear age — only difference, it is from our own community they seek safe refuge… for 6.5 minutes.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives1977.jpg March For Our Lives in Manhattan, NY. Under sunny cool skies, one hundred thousand women, men, and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours. All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives2255.jpg March For Our Lives in Manhattan, NY. Under sunny cool skies, one hundred thousand women, men, and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours. All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives2336.jpg March For Our Lives in Manhattan, NY. Under sunny cool skies, one hundred thousand women, men, and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours. All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives9339.jpg March For Our Lives in Manhattan, NY. Under sunny cool skies, one hundred thousand women, men, and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours. All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives2368.jpg March For Our Lives in Manhattan, NY. Under sunny cool skies, one hundred thousand women, men, and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours. All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives2437.jpg March For Our Lives in Manhattan, NY. Under sunny cool skies, one hundred thousand women, men, and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours. All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives9515.jpg March For Our Lives in Manhattan, NY. Under sunny cool skies, one hundred thousand women, men, and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours. All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives9520.jpg March For Our Lives in Manhattan, NY. Under sunny cool skies, one hundred thousand women, men, and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours. All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives2469.jpg March For Our Lives in Manhattan, NY. Under sunny cool skies, one hundred thousand women, men, and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours. All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives2693.jpg March For Our Lives in Manhattan, NY. Under sunny cool skies, one hundred thousand women, men, and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours. All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives9635.jpg Under sunny cool skies; one hundred thousand; women; men; and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours.; All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives2892.jpg March For Our Lives in Manhattan, NY. Under sunny cool skies, one hundred thousand women, men, and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours. All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives9278.jpg March For Our Lives in Manhattan, NY. Under sunny cool skies, one hundred thousand women, men, and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours. All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives9694.jpg Under sunny cool skies; one hundred thousand; women; men; and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours.; All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives9378.jpg March For Our Lives in Manhattan, NY. Under sunny cool skies, one hundred thousand women, men, and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours. All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives9727.jpg Under sunny cool skies; one hundred thousand; women; men; and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours.; All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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20181324©DayMarchforLives9404.jpg Under sunny cool skies; one hundred thousand; women; men; and children marched down Central Park West and Sixth Ave. for 6 hours.; All protesting Donald Trump policies on Gun Control and remembering those who have been lost to gun violence.

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Jeff Day, an independent photographer based in New York City, documents city life celebrations and the renewal of historical tradition in contemporary voice in the streets. He is completing two books, New Orleans Black and White and New York Street.  A lifelong sailor, Jeff has also documented the water’s edge and shore towns of New York, New England, the Gulf Coast, and Eastern Spain.

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All copyrighted photos courtesy of Jeff Day.