Jess Hurd

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Proroguing Supreme Court

Gina Millar arrives at the Supreme Court for the legal challenge to Boris Johnson proroguing Parliament. Westminster.

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London Renters Union

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London Renters Union and Sisters Uncut protest outside Hackney Town Hall about the treatment of housing activists in Marian Court, a controversial redevelopment plan, East London.

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Stop The Coup

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Stop The Coup, defend democracy protest, Downing Street, Westminster, London.

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Essex Coast

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A cycle along the Essex coast from Shoeburyness, through Southend-on-Sea and Leigh-on-Sea, visiting Hadleigh Castle, ending in Benfleet, the boat graveyard.

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National Day of Action against Poverty

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Protesting against Universal Credit and holiday hunger, Unite Community National Day of Action against Poverty, St. Pancras Church House food bank, Trussell Trust, Department for Work and Pensions and Conservative HQ, London.

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Shoeburyness

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Shoeburyness East Beach defence boom, MOD built in 1944 to prevent enemy shipping and submarines from accessing the River Thames, Essex.

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Fck Govt Fck Boris

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Fck Govt Fck Boris protest against Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his new government, Whitehall, London.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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TOLPUDDLE MARTYRS’ FESTIVAL 2019

Photographs commissioned by Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival

All photographs: © Jess Hurd

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Out, Proud and fighting for his life

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Nazir Uddin, a 22 asylum seeker is asking for the government to protect his life. Muslim Asian, Bangladeshi proud gay man, disowned by his family and under threat of deportation back to Bangladesh where he is under threat from an Islamic extremist group.

I was approached by Nazir and asked to take his photo and he told me his story, he wrote his own caption details. It is an honour to help him tell his story. This is his first UK Black Pride in Haggerston Park, East London.

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Pride in London 2019

Pride in London 2019 shot on commission for the National Education Union.

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Talyllyn Railway

Edward Thomas a narrow gauge steam locomotive, built in 1921 it was restored and carries tourists on the volunteer run, heritage Talyllyn Railway, Dolgoch Falls Station, Tywyn, Snowdonia National Park, Wales.

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Yarn Bombing – The Knitted Village

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Yarn bombing or guerrilla knitting in Llwyngwril, the quirky little Welsh village knits creations through the winter as a community project to decorate the village in the summer months. Gwynedd, Snowdonia National Park, Wales.

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Dolgoch Falls

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Dolgoch Falls, Snowdonia National Park, Tywyn, Wales.

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Lande the Calais Jungle and Beyond Exhibition

Pleased to be showing some of my photographs from the Calais Jungle eviction alongside video reportage from Jason Parkinson in the Long Gallery photo exhibition at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.

Opening event on 15th June, exhibition runs till the 29th November 2019.

All royalties to L’Auberge des Migrants.

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Dale Farm – The Eviction opening night

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Tate private event Dale Farm – The Eviction, Tate Modern.

Really chuffed to have my images from Dale Farm included in this exhibition from the “Kids Barricade”.

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Protests Against Trump

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Protesting against Donald Trump during a state visit by the US President, London.

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Dump Trump’s Trade Deal

Banner drop “Dump Trump’s trade deal” during Donald Trump’s state visit by Global Justice Now, London.

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Free Julian Assange

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Brexit Party

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Brexit Party press conference with Nigel Farage, Anne Widdecombe and other MEP’s after their victory in the EU Elections, London.

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London Homelessness

 

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Birmingham Gay Pride

Emotional scenes as Andrew Moffat, assistant head teacher at Parkfield Community School & pioneer of the controversial No Outsiders programme leads the Birmingham Gay Pride Parade with LGBT+ Muslim campaigners.

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Dale Farm – The Eviction @ The Tate Modern

Really pleased to be involved in Dale Farm – The Eviction at the Tate Modern. Image © Jess Hurd

                                     

PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY 5TH JUNE 12PM – 6PM

12pm – Talk by Grattan Puxon.
A veteran campaigner for Traveller rights, Grattan Puxon has an extensive archive that is now housed at the Bishopsgate Institute. His archive material from the 10-year legal struggle at Dale Farm forms part of the TEX installation.

12.30pm – Press tour

1pm – Discussion with Jacob Willis.
Jacob Willis was an activist present at Dale Farm and was arrested at the time of the eviction. He will be speaking about his experience of this historic struggle where activists and others stood alongside the Travellers of Dale Farm.

1.15pm – Phein O’Reachtigan. Dale Farm: The Eviction.
Phien O’Reachtigan was born into a Pavee Traveller family in England.  Following site evictions, he became a community activist and advocate speaking at conferences and demonstrations. Phien has contributed a collection of his artwork and artefacts retrieved from the Dale Farm eviction site and has curated the work of the artists who will contribute to the project.

1.30pm – 2pm – Performance/ Roundtable.
A round table discussion will invite visitors to talk about Dale Farm and the legal struggles of Travellers around eviction taking inspiration from the Traveller women who in 2011 invited politicians to join them outside the High Court of Justice to negotiate rather than engage in a violent eviction.

2pm – Meet the curators and team.
The curators will speak about what led them to develop this project from the points of view of a Traveller and activist. As artists they will explore how art is able to convey a powerful message and open up discussion around the land rights of the Traveller community and the discrimination that they have faced over many generations.

2.30pm – Archive room tour of artefacts from The Grattan Puxon Archive and Bishopsgate Institute.

3pm – Schools/College visits.

3.30 – Performance – by Lucy McMahon and dance troupe.
A performance exploring the territory between politics, performance and audience in this work that utilises footage from the Dale Farm eviction and unique artefacts from the project space.

4pm – Photo opportunity for general public on the Dale Farm barricades.

THURSDAY 6TH JUNE 12PM-6PM

12pm – Schools / college visits (talk, tour and activity). *

3pm – College visits. *

4pm – Performance by Lucy McMahon and dance troupe.

Singer ‘Moonview”; an eco-activist will perform a piece in response to his experience at Dale Farm in 2011.

FRIDAY 7TH JUNE 12PM-6PM

12pm Midday – Visitors and discussions (tbc).

1pm – Discussion about human rights with Marc Willers.
Human rights Lawyer, Marc Willers will speak about his experience of defending Travellers against discrimination in a number of successful legal struggles. Fundamental problems that Travellers’ face legally when planning laws and other agencies fail to recognise their rights as a unique ethnic minority will be discussed.

4pm – Performance by Lucy McMahon and dance troupe.
A performance exploring the territory between politics, performance and audience in this work that utilises footage from the Dale Farm eviction and unique artefacts from the project space.

7pm – Opening event by invitation only.

SATURDAY 8TH JUNE 12PM-10PM

12pm – Performance/ Roundtable.
A round table discussion will invite visitors to talk about Dale Farm and the legal struggles of Travellers around eviction taking inspiration from the Traveller women who in 2011 invited politicians to join them outside the High Court of Justice to negotiate rather than engage in a violent eviction.

2pm – Performance by Lucy McMahon and Dance troupe with music by Pavee Band.

3pm – Invited speaker – Legal/Press/discussion (tbc).

4pm – Archive room tour.

5pm – Performance by Lucy McMahon and Dance troupe.

7pm – Performance.

Singer ‘Moonview’; an eco-activist will perform a piece in response to his experience at Dale Farm in 2011.

8pm – Music performance Pavee band.

SUNDAY 9TH JUNE 12PM-6PM

2pm – Performance/ Roundtable.
A round table discussion will invite visitors to talk about Dale Farm and the struggles of Travellers around eviction taking inspiration from the Traveller women who in 2011 invited politicians to join them outside the High Court of Justice to negotiate rather than engage in a violent eviction.

3pm – College visits. *

4pm – Performance
Singer ‘Moonview’; an eco-activist will perform a piece in response to his experience at Dale Farm in 2011.

5pm – Lucy McMahon and Dance troupe.

* For school, college or group visits please book by emailing info@198.org.uk

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