When in May 2013 the Occupy Gezi movement sprang up, it made the world aware that another kind of possibility was emerging from the chaos: not simply a protest, but a wider and, at times, structured vision of a viable citizenship, made up of forums and debates, but also constituted by a new imaginary of rebellion.
From that moment, the bodies of the demonstrators were not just violated by an oppressive authority, but interpreted, documented, transfigured and mythologized by the demonstrators themselves through social media. A re-invention that was so strong that in the same year it was to be adapted and re-enacted by the brazilian social movements.
As a tribute to the extraordinary Gezi People, in a time of increasingly oppressive governmental regime and conformity, I re-publish a selection of the evocative images collected at the time. The final image is the advert from the New York Times crowdfunded by thousands of people around the world.
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