New York City’s Trump Protest Was A Place For Tears, Anger, And Hope

Photographer Sam Balaban captured the faces of the thousands who wanted to send a message to the president-elect.

Photographer Sam Balaban
November 14, 2016

The FADER's own Sam Balaban took his camera to New York City's protest against president-elect Donald Trump last Wednesday evening. Shortly after posting a photo of a woman holding up a peace sign, his photo went viral, getting over 23,000 retweets.


Balaban said the protests were peaceful and he saw a lot of humanity up and down 5th ave. "I photographed the scene for about two and a half hours after work, and in that time I saw a range of emotions that varied from total indignation, to heartbreak, to pure unfiltered happiness," he said. "Tears were hidden by raindrops, but the expressions on people’s faces and the screams of disapproval were all I needed to to understand how affected they were by the election results the night before."

See Sam's photos from the protest below.

Posted: November 14, 2016