BY MICHELLE BIRD “BERNIE IS....ONE OF US!”
What does #BernieSanders
mean to YOU?
Back in 2016, I began an ongoing photo series called "Bernie is..." who's purpose has been to capture the individual authentic voice of Bernie Sanders supporters across rallies and marches in Southern California. Each person would be asked to fill in the blank "Bernie is..."-- what does Bernie mean to you in a word or a sentence.
My goal was not only to amplify the voices of the people by capturing the feeling of the movement, but also to capture the diversity of supporters in their element rallying for what they strongly believed in-- what did Bernie represent for each one of them, it's something so personal when you think about it...what made you believe in this person, what do they spark inside of your core? My hopes is for people to inspire other people, for each portrait to carry a profound message of positivity, of truth and hope across the globe. We need a little bit more of that in the world. Remember...#NotMeUs