Sunday, January 24, 2010

March for Life January 2010, We the People

The view outside the window of the Upper Level of the East Building of the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art several hours before the March for Life parade began in Washington, DC on January 22, 2010.

This blog post begins a series of photo journalism articles that I am self-publishing dedicated to this year's March for Life. All of the photos were personally taken by me. The particular theme here is "We the People," based on the human interest angle of who attended the pro-life rally and parade.

This beautifully inspirational young lady and her father carried the message that along with saving the lives of the unborn, the elderly and the handicapped also need protection when it comes to respecting their right to life. Her sign was furnished by The Climb Organization, which you can visit at the following website:

A representative of the Eastern Orthodox faith carries a traditional icon. It was announced during the rally that in times past the Orthodox really had not gotten involved in the March for Life, however, they had decided to participate and make themselves known as a presence this year.

An Anarchist Agnostic against Abortion was happy to discuss his views with any and all comers during the parade.

These bagpipers lining the street during the march belong to an orgnization called The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property.

This man was hanging off the Russell Senate Office Building. As participants in the March for Life passed in the street below, he would sometimes bless them with the large wooden crucifix. As I was taking pictures, a priest stopped next to me with a cell phone and made a call to someone to basically report "Cross Man's" presence atop the building and ask what was going on. Sounds like mystery and intrigue to me.

Upcoming blog entries in this series will discuss such topics as media presence, Catholic participation and influence, outstanding signs and banners, and college representation, with a special focus on Notre Dame.


Mary said...

These photos are amazing, you are a very talented photographer!!

Teresa Mallen said...

Well done! Your post has conveyed the diversity in the people that supports this cause.

earthdust said...

Wonderful,thought provoking photos. I especially love the handicap woman's big beautiful smile who is sitting in the wheelchair.
These issues are critical to our society.When people play God and kill the unborn or supposingly unwanted they bring down devastation and destruction to the whole. May God have mercy on us!

earthdust said...

I'd love to have this pic of the 'cross man'! Wouldn't it be cool to see the tops of all the buildings lined with priests and pastors continually blessing the crowd below!?!

Anonymous said...

Very nice. I was there shooting too. See more at


Poetic Artist said...

I love the photos..They show all emotion. Human contact.