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  • I've been engaged in a photographic project for the last two months, taking pictures of all the marches in La Paz with the goal of assembling a show and a book of 1 protest picture a day for 30 days. My aim has been to try and find the things outside of the ordinary and to photograph the unusual, beautiful or touching at the margins or, less often, the center of protests here in Bolivia.

    After two months and a *lot* of time around protests here, a little fatigue has set in - along with some tunnel vision in my photographs. Then this happened.

    Today thousands of medical students, miners, teachers, and regular people took to the streets. The miners threw plenty of dynamite at the police, who responded amply with tear gas. Across the city, about a dozen people from both sides were hospitalized for injuries.

    Amidst the violence, the police didn't really spare the time to clean up after themselves; spent tear gas canisters, CS gas grenades, and paint were everywhere. Add an itinerant Argentinean clown, a half-dozen idle photographers, and this photo/impromptu show is the result.

    Now I feel a little more confident in saying that I may have seen it all.
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