ERICA MCDONALD Photographer
From OWS: Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD notified Occupy Wall Street participants about plans to “clean the park”—the site of the Wall Street protests— October 14 starting at 7am.
6 a.m. emergency call to action, Zuccotti Park, Friday, October 14, 2011
From OWS: Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD notified Occupy Wall Street participants about plans to “clean the park”—the site of the Wall Street protests— October 14 starting at 7am. "Cleaning" was used as a pretext to shut down “Bloombergville” a few months back, and to shut down peaceful occupations elsewhere.

For those of you who plan to help us hold our ground—which we hope will be all of you—make sure you understand the possible consequences. Be prepared to not get much sleep. Be prepared for possible arrest. Make sure your items are together and ready to go (or already out of the park.) We are pursuing all possible strategies; this is a message of solidarity.

Occupy Wall Street is committed to keeping the park clean and safe—we even have a Sanitation Working Group whose purpose this is. We are organizing major cleaning operations today and will do so regularly.

If Bloomberg truly cares about sanitation here he should support the installation of portopans and dumpsters. #OWS allies have been working to secure these things to support our efforts.

We know where the real dirt is: on Wall Street. Billionaire Bloomberg is beholden to bankers.

We won't allow Bloomberg and the NYPD to foreclose our occupation. This is an occupation, not a permitted picnic.

ERICA MCDONALD Photographer

DEVELOP Tube Photography Video Channel

The DEVELOP Tube Photography Video Channel is an educational resource which features interviews, lectures and films about photojournalism, fine art and documentary photography.

DEVELOP Tube YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/DEVELOPPhoto

DEVELOP Tube Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/channels/developphoto

DEVELOP Tube is a facet of DEVELOP Photo. DEVELOP provides resources for the enrichment of the photojournalism, fine art and documentary photography community.

DEVELOP Tube is named one of "8 Essential Websites for Video Content Creators" for photographers by PDN's Emerging Photographer Magazine.

There is a wonderful article about DEVELOP on Time Magazine's LightBox, that I hope you will enjoy.

DEVELOP Tube also features select multimedia productions which effectively incorporate the still photograph, and slideshows created to showcase powerful photographs, especially those concerning humanitarian issues: human rights, environmental sustainability and global health. If you have a photography video or photofilm that you think would be a good match for the channel, please be in touch.

Follow DEVELOP Photo @DEVELOPphoto on Twitter.

Ask to join the DEVELOP Photo facebook Group. Our members are working photographers, editors, curators, and gallery owners.

The website for DEVELOP Photo will launch soon. For any questions before then, please contact Erica McDonald, the founder of DEVELOP, directly.