Since late January, visual journalist and Center intern Lukas Keapproth has been tracking the Occupy movement’s activity within Wisconsin. He visited Madison’s camp over and over, and he returned with an unusually intimate portrait of what is believed to be the last encampment in the state.
Occupy Madison has maintained a nominal presence eight blocks from the Wisconsin state Capitol, the site of protests that have drawn tens of thousands of people as recently as mid-March. The site’s leaders are optimistic they will find a new location and firmly believe in their movement’s staying power. Yet it’s clear the Occupy movement, including the Madison encampment, is struggling to maintain relevance.