The Women's March on Washington: Zig Metzler


Zig Metzler is a Brooklyn photographer who attended the Women's March this past weekend, and this is the march through her eyes.


"I was mostly there to participate, but I brought along my older camera (lest the new one get confiscated or pepper-sprayed) and the only lens that would allow it all to fit into a small red fanny pack. The "conflict" shown is when a pro-Trump parade float tried to pass through our march with a police escort, and a human wall was formed to prevent it from happening.

The second is when a group of law enforcement officers tried to link arms and keep the march from progressing up 14th Street. It was a short-lived effort, and they did not succeed. (In those photos the faces are partially hidden despite the absence of criminal activity as a precautionary courtesy.)

It felt good to see so much of the country show up in opposition to the inauguration. The current administration, and the fact that Trump has even gotten this far, has been making people question their sanity. So this was like temporarily waking from a bad dream. Being able to photograph it, to record the massive turnout, felt like a way to reassure each other that this was real, we are real, and that we are going to continue to show up and resist. 

After returning home in the evening with other friends who'd traveled to DC from New York and Baltimore, we turned on MSNBC to see how the mainstream media was covering the event. They'd mentioned that the last time there was a protest anywhere near this size was in 1972 for Nixon's second term. The crowd at those protests was unaware at the time that he would only get to serve a term and a half of his presidency. Let's hope we're headed in that direction."

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Zig Metzler is a freelance photographer in Brooklyn, New York.