Tell us about the people participating in Occupy Wall Street.
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Portraits of a protest

Two of the most common questions that are asked in regards to the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations are: Who are the protesters, and what are they protesting?


With the help of the iReport community, we sought to answer those questions. Select iReport photographers shot photos of 10 protesters in their city and found out why they were part of the movement. The end result is a stunning interactive with dozens of protesters’ portraits and stories.


Now, it’s your turn. If you’d like to document the Occupy movement where you live, here’s your chance. We’re inviting interested photographers to join the project.


Here’s how you can participate:


1. Take 10 horizontal (landscape orientation) portraits of protesters

2. Document each person’s name, age and employment status

3. Find out why they are protesting – record a full quote from each person sharing why they’re demonstrating

4. Upload your photos and information to CNN iReport


We’re looking to give a more personal look at this widespread movement so we can help explain the varying reasons people are protesting.


UPDATE: This assignment is now closed. Thank you for such excellent submissions! If you have other Occupy Wall Street photos, you can upload them here.

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