Jess Hurd



Jess Hurd is a photojournalist and campaigning photographer, supplying images and photo-essays to international newspapers, magazines, trade union journals and NGO’s both commissioned and through her library Report Digital since the 90’s. She has been a London based freelance since 2001 working with a broad range of campaigning organisations on social issues often inadequately covered by the mainstream press.

In the international sphere, she has worked at the global political grassroots – the uprising in Egypt, the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela, the Zapatistas in Mexico and urban social movements in Brazil, India, China and Africa.

Jess is a passionate advocate of press freedom which has come under increasing threat in the UK. She is one of the founders of ‘I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist‘, a campaign against police repression.

She is a member of the National Union of Journalists and the International Federation of Journalists



Resistance Exhibition – Carnaby Streettouring – Autumn 2017

Dig The Pockets, fundraiser/auction – Hundred Years Gallery – 25th June 2017

Colchester School of Art, Colchester Institute Talk – 27th March 2017

Resistance! Exhibition – Hive Dalston – 11th December 2016

Bullying & Blacklisting Conference exhibition – Greenwich University – 16th September 2016

#No Dust – Event Conway Hall – EU Referendum slideshow – 5th September 2016

Voices for Justice, Save Legal Aid – Rally Conway Hall – Campaign slideshow – 6th January 2016

Scroogeonomics – Rich Mix – Photo review of the Year – 19th December 2015

Eyes Left – An Illustrated Marx House Series – Marx House – 2nd July 2015

Resistance Is Fertile – OVADA Gallery, Oxford – Photography Exhibition/Talk  6-28th June 2015

Fighting for Press Freedom – National Union of Journalists HQ – 28th April 2015

Focus E15 * REAL ESTATES * – PEER Gallery – 18-21 March 2015

Global Journalism Lecture – Nottingham Trent University – 11th March 2015

Viscom Talk – Birmingham City University – 2nd March 2015

Photography Symposium – Keynote Speaker, University of Ulster – Jan 2015

Watch Honeycomb Creative Works interview here

We Could Not Agree –  Frieze Week Exhibition, Cavendish Sq

Oxford Human Rights Festival – Talk/Exhibition

Tweet-Me-Up! – Photography – Tate Modern

Netroots – A decade of ActivismMarble Hall, Congress House

Signs of Revolt – The Old Truman Brewery

Benefit Gaza – The Cockpit Theatre

Taking The Streets – Global Protest – Solo Show – Usurp Gallery

Six Billion Ways – Rich Mix

I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist!The Foundry

European Social Forum – exhibition/curator – Alexandra Palace – October 2004

Rebel Flowers…Fields of Resistance – Solo Show – The Foundry – August 2005

Crisis – Joint Exhibition – The Foundry – Alke Schmidt – July 2002

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