Jess Hurd

Photographer
Archive for 2016

Man & Macaw

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Welcome to the Future

Female London Underground hologram gives commuters safety instructions for the escalator. She also has coffee thrown over her. Jubillee Line. London. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Female London Underground hologram gives commuters safety instructions for the escalator. She also has coffee thrown over her. Jubillee Line. London.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Mother’s Day – Giving Birth in the Calais Jungle

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We spoke to Amir living with his wife Maryam and their three-month-old child Rosie, nicknamed ‘The Jungle Baby’, in a tiny caravan donated by a UK aid charity, on the southern side of the refugee camp in Calais known at the Jungle, the side due for eviction.

They had been in the camp seven months. They had fled Iran and tried to reach the UK, but after Amir suffered illnesses that led to time in hospital and Maryam becoming heavily pregnant they became stranded.

Amir was Muslim and Maryam a Christian. When asked what religion Rosie would be, Amir gestured up and down with his hand, cutting Rosie down the middle from head to toe, “She will be half and half,” he laughed.

When Rosie was born at the local hospital, Amir claimed the French authorities forced him to register for asylum in France, saying if he did not they would take his baby away and give her to another family.

“They said they would not let me take my baby back to the Jungle,” Amir said.

Amir claimed the authorities said his family would be helped and given a small room if he registered. Amir said the room was tiny, far too small for the three of them, but at least it was not the Jungle.

“We finished the asylum process, did the finger prints, then the government told us to go back and live in the Jungle,” Amir said.

Rosie was also hospitalised for 40 days, suffering Whooping Cough and had only recently recovered. Amir said without the help of the English volunteers in the camp, Rosie would have surely died.

We asked Maryam what they needed and she replied, “warm clothes for Rosie”.

With the eviction looming Amir said was unsure what they would do.

“As refugees where are we supposed to go?” he asked.

© Jason N. Parkinson / © Jess Hurd

Sunday Herald article on the eviction; “The Battle of Calais”

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Calais Jungle Eviction

Jungle Refugees Stitch Mouths

Dunkirk Refugees Squalid Conditions

Jungle Pre-Eviction

Winter Party Dress

Father and daughter, wearing a party dress,  walk through a green space on a sunny winters day. Tower Hamlets, East London. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Father and daughter, wearing a party dress, walk through a green space on a sunny winters day. Tower Hamlets, East London.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Calais Jungle Eviction

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Jungle refugees stitch mouths

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Dunkirk Refugees Squalid Conditions

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60 UK Teachers Volunteer In Jungle Camp

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CORRECTION

Around 60 trade unionists, of them 30 UK teachers give up their half term holiday to teach refugees in the Calais Jungle. The school, Ecole Laïque du Chemin des Dunes has been built by volunteers in the makeshift camp and is under imminent threat of demolition by French authorities. Calais, France.

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Jungle Pre-Eviction Photo-Gallery

See Jason N. Parkinson’s video here

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Jungle Pre-Eviction

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Pegida Birmingham

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City Sunset

Winter sunset over the City of London. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk Tel: 01789-262151/07831-121483   info@reportdigital.co.uk   NUJ recommended terms & conditions apply. Moral rights asserted under Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988. Credit is required. No part of this photo to be stored, reproduced, manipulated or transmitted by any means without permission.

Winter sunset over the City of London.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Dover Clashes With Fascists

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Street clashes in Dover as anti-fascists mobilise against National Front anti-refugee protest. Kent.

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