Five years ago, I spent a year photographing 400 people at the Occupy Wall Street protest in Lower Manhattan. Recently, I began noticing familiar faces in the social justice movements sweeping the country. It was as if Occupy had served as a crash course in activism and now the alumni were seeking to change the world. I tracked a number of them down. Though some have returned to their former lives, all of them say they were transformed by the experience. Accra Shepp/Steven Kasher Gallery, New York Accra Shepp for The New York Times Shannon Park and Zuzu Park-Stettner I was captivated with Shannon and Zuzu the moment I saw them in Zuccotti Park. Zuzu was so small and her glasses were so large. The bond between her and her mother, Shannon, was both clear and beautiful. Shannon felt that the Occupy Wall Street protest was of historical significance and outweighed a day of school for her daughter.