Man With a Video Camera

A rather accidental set of circumstances pitted media artist Paul Garrin right in the middle of what became known as the Tompkin Square anti gentrification riot, Augst 6, 1988, holding a video camera.
Recording the events, while besieged by police officers, Garrin managed to get the tape aired on different news channels, documenting and exposing police violence, and sparking the 'camcorder revolution' in Garrion's words.

April 15, 2011