This year in Sweden is filled with political rallies and meetings. We recently had the elections to the European union parlament and later this fall we’ll have elections to Swedish parlament as well. This of course leads to public political rallies all over the country.
Living in Gothenburg, second largest city in Sweden, we get our share of things so to say. I have submitted five images from different protests or political happenings, all taken with my Leica M9 and Voigtländer Color Skopar II 35mm f/2.5.
This series of shots are all with the old Capa saying in mind; “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”.
1) Antifascist protest to support a young man nearly beaten to death by neo-nazis
2) Policeman and protester with a vuvuzela
3) Discussion between cop and protester
4) May day protest
5) Protest against the neo-fascist party “Sweden Democrats”, old and young, everyone showed up