Jess Hurd

Photographer
Anti Terrorism

Canary Wharf “FLASH-MOB”


A new campaign for photographers’ rights launched this weekend – with more than two hundred photographers showing their support for the PhotographerNotaTerrorist.org website by holding up a placard saying “I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist!” – will help all photographers to understand and uphold their legal right to take photographs.

The campaign will fight for photographers’ rights across the country, opposing police repression and the abuse of anti-terrorism legislation. It will challenge the unreasonable restrictions in pseudo-public spaces such as shopping centres and Canary Wharf.

Anti-Terror Map: The website will map the use across the country of anti-terrorism legislation which can impose prison sentences for simply photographing a police officer and whose wide-ranging draconian powers allow police to stop and search anyone even where there is no reasonable suspicion of terrorism at all.

Stop & Search Bust Card: Also featured on the site will be a ‘bust card’ for photographers – that will set out their legal right to take photographs when stopped by police or security staff.

Canary Wharf ‘Flash-mob: The campaign calls for a National Photographers Flash-Mob of Canary Wharf on 12th September 2009 and is calling for photographers across the country to highlight spaces where photography is unreasonably restricted. The flash-mob action will highlight how heavy handed private security guards are restricting individual liberty and press freedom by preventing photographers from pursuing their hobby or their profession.

The London flash-mob will be at 3pm at the Clocks, Canary Wharf, London.

Press: BBC AP The Register boingboing

I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist – launch party

‘I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist’ website/campaign launch party

In association with Photo-Forum
8th August – 6 til late – The Foundry

Photography is under attack. Across the country anyone with a camera is targeted as a potential terrorist.
This campaign is for everyone who values visual imagery and press freedom.

Entertainment:
Good cop – Bad cop Slideshow
Interactive self portrait photo-booth
Screening ‘Silly Season’ and other delights at 8pm
Special Guest appearance from the Hackney Secular Singers

The Foundry
86 Great Eastern Street
London EC2A 3JL

For more info contact:

Jeff Moore – 07870 209766
Jess Hurd – 07713 151765

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National Photography Symposium

Presented by Redeye

From 6pm on 19th June to 2:30 pm on 21st June 2009
Location: Chetham’s Library, Manchester, M3 1SB

Amongst many other events throughout the weekend I will be speaking on this panel:

Photographers, the police, security and privacy. Will anti-terror laws and paranoia kill off street photography? Are we seeing a change in the public’s attitude to being photographed, and how restrictive could the law get? Diane Smyth (BJP), Jess Hurd, David Hoffman and Andrew Wiard.

For booking information click here

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