Jess Hurd

Photographer
Counter Terrorism

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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Photo-Forum Films – Know Your Rights

‘I’m a photographer, not a terrorist – Know Your Rights’

Following the successful NUJ media event outside New Scotland Yard to highlight the issues photographers have with S76 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008, NUJ members organised an ‘I’m a photographer, not a terrorist – Know Your Rights’ meeting.’

The meeting was hosted by Photo-Forum in February and was introduced by photographer Peter Macdiarmid with solicitor Anna Mazzola (Hickman and Rose) and photographer Andrew Wiard.

Jason Parkinson was commissioned to shoot and edit two short films for the evening.The film is funded by the NUJ.

Click here for Know Your Rights film

The first film on terrorism legislation features Anna Mazzola and Peter Macdiarmid.

The second film features Andrew Wiard, freelance photographer, who speaks about the history and the future of the press card.

We also compiled a slideshow featuring good and bad policing which is part of an on-going Photo-Forum project. If you have images to contribute to this project please send jpeg files in sRGB colour space, maximum size 1024 pixels on the long side to: photoforumuk@gmail.com

Photo-Forum is organized by photographers as a place for working photographers across the spectrum to bring images, ideas, photo stories, approaches and work in progress for supportive debate and criticism. It runs monthly on the second Thursday of the month in Central London.