You might have seen one or more of them if you payed attention to recent rallies on the East Coast. Demonstrators or supporters donning hand-crafted or store-bought attire to mock or support the current political climate and the Trump-Presidency.
Over the past months I captured a collection of themed costumes and met the people expressing their opinion through the clothes and costumes they wear. Images in this collection were captured at various East Coast anti- and pro-Trump rallies and protests.
Some of the characters featured here are captured at multiple events, like Philly activist Mike Hisey and NYC performance artist Elliot Crown.
Click through the slideshow above to see this growing collection of images from newest to oldest.
At a anti-KKK rally hundreds of activist, clergy and community members gather on the steps of the Courthouse of Lancaster, PA, on May 20, 2017. The NAACP sponsored rally to protest plans of a cross lighting of a Maryland based Ku Klux Klan chapter on a private farm nearby QuarryVille, in rural Lancaster County of Pennsylvania.
The fact that the self-described family event would take place on a remote and private farm didn’t stop some activist to seek confrontation. Following the rally local activist Carter Farmer leads a caravan over small backcountry roads in an attempt to find signs of the highly controversial event. The caravan was closely watched by locals as it drove passed as well as an unidentified individual who trailed it for some time.
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Hundreds of headstones are vandalized at the Jewish cemetery, located in Northeast section of the Philadelphia, PA, at the end of February 2017. The days after the Feb. 27th, 2017 discovery hundreds of volunteers help to clean up and map gravestones. The old cemetery shows signs of years of neglect.