Sunday afternoon, The Observer went down to Zuccotti Park to continue our series of portraits of protesters and other people drawn to the Financial District. Suddenly we noticed a trend: a preponderance of very attractive people in the crowd. Since Occupy Wall Street’s foes love to dismiss the protesters as “druggy” and unhygenic, we thought we would highlight a few of the glamorous citizens of the 99 percent. Qualifications included charisma, optimism, or a certain way of bantering with a Fox News producer, but basically we shot anyone we just couldn’t stop staring at. While we hope this gallery brings a new view to the people behind the Occupy Wall Street movement, we also hope it clears up any outstanding mysteries before the next round of Craigslist Missed Connections.
(All photographs by Zenith Richards for The Observer)