As the news events of 2011 unfolded, Oakland North photographers were there to capture the year’s most striking images. Click through the slideshow above to see the photography. You can find the original stories at the links below:
Image 1: March from Lakeview Elementary to Oakland school board meeting. Photo by Mariel Waloff.
Image 2: A protester sits in the lotus position in front of police on the evening after the first Occupy Oakland camp eviction. Photo by Megan Molteni.
Image 3: The East Bay Bike Party rolls by on its Mustache Ride. Photo by Nicole Jones.
Image 4: Oggie Oktyabri leads the Mongolian Volleyball Fellowship. Photo by Alex Park.
Image 5: Occupy protesters march with a “We are the 99 percent” banner. Photo by Dylan Bergeson.
Image 6: A protestor sets a floating illuminated mini-raft on Lake Merritt during the “Aquapy” protest. Photo by Amina Waheed.
Image 7: The “Grandaddy Purp” strain at the Cannabis and Hemp Expo. Photo by Catherine Traywick.
Image 8: The “Bike Bloc” joins the December 12 port protest. Photo by John C. Osborn.
Image 9: A duel between Society for Creative Anachronism knights. Photo by Felix Irmer.
Image 10: A sign on the broken window of a downtown Chase bank during the November 2 strike. Photo by Monica Cruz-Rosas.
Image 11: Protesters at Frank Ogawa Plaza amidst the teargas on October 25. Photo by Catherine Traywick.
Image 12: The scattered remains of the Occupy Oakland camp after the second eviction on November 14. Photo by Adam Grossberg.
Image 13: A runner pours water over his head after completing the Oakland marathon. Photo by Felix Irmer.
Image 14: A girl portraying the Blessed Mother during the Our Lady of Guadalupe pilgrimage. Photo by Yirmeyah Beckles.
Image 15: A man plays the violin during the November 2 strike. Photo by Adam Grossberg.
Image 16: An acrobat trains with the Vespertine Circus. Photo by Nicole Jones.
Image 17: A mural by Dan Fontes. Photo by Dara Kerr.
Image 18: A dove puppet soars during a peace celebration at the Oakland Zoo. Photo by Casey Capachi.
Image 19: Thousands march on the Port of Oakland on November 2. Photo by Amna Hassan.
Image 20: Protesters climb a trestle at the Port of Oakland during the port shutdown. Photo by Megan Molteni.