Porto | 2012
Shot this on holiday two years ago in Porto, Portugal. My girlfriend and I heard some loud noises and shouting from outside our hotel and we (I dragged her) went outside to investigate.
Turns out it was a protest march against new austerity measures in Europe that cut a lot of healthcare relief for older people especially. It was interesting to see the reactions people to this, I know in Northern Ireland people wouldn’t pass any notice when there was an opportunity to make a change but then over react when they can’t change it.
The lady in the photo must have thought I was a press photographer and the photo would help get the story out to the world..alas it remained amongst my many hundreds of negatives only to see the light of day two years later.