Jess Hurd

Archive for July 24th, 2010

Press Photographers’ Year

Chuffed to get an image (however weird and disturbing) selected for the Press Photographers’ Year.

The exhibition is showing at the Littleton Theatre at the National Theatre on London’s South Bank, it’s on till 19th September and is free to enter. There is also a book available to order here spanning two years of the competition.

A big thank you to the organisers, well done to the winners and as the PPY says:

Our aim is to demonstrate…that even in an age of rolling television news, internet and satellite communication, the traditional still image burns the keenest, fastest impression on the public conscience and is the most effective way to show the world the world as it really is”

Toy Graveyard, Normandy. France.

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See more from the Toy Graveyard slideshow here

Living under curfew – Dispersal Orders

Young Bengali men argue against being issued a Dispersal Order by PCSO’s. The controversal order effectively means an enforced curfew for those deemed anti social between 6pm and 4am every day.

Dispersal orders give the police additional powers, under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 to disperse groups of two or more people where an officer has reasonable grounds for believing that their presence or behaviour has resulted, or is likely to result, in a member of the public from being harassed, intimidated, alarmed or distressed.

Once asked to disperse it will be a criminal offence for that person to return to the dispersal area for a 24-hour period and could lead to a £2,500 fine or imprisonment.

If a young person under the age of sixteen is stopped in the area after 9pm and is not accompanied by an adult the police can escort them to their home address, if they are either at risk or vulnerable from anti-social behaviour, crime or causing, or at risk of causing, anti-social behaviour. Tower Hamlets, East London.

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