Jess Hurd


Hackney Urinals

Hackney urinals with ferns. East London.

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Pearly Queens

Pearly Queens of Hackney and Clapton, dressed in a traditional Cockney costume covered in mother-of-pearl buttons on the London underground travelling East. London.

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Hackney council housing which has been part boarded up awaiting regeneration for more than ten years..and a lovely shade of orange the boards are as well. E2, East London.

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The Reddog Experience

Reddog @ Chats Palace 

This year I have visited Roma communities in Istanbul and Rome. Sulukule is a gypsy neighbourhood inhabited by Roma since the 11th Century and faces demolition under plans to gentrify parts of Istanbul.

Roma families living in Italy are facing increased persecution, I travelled to Rome in August to document conditions in the camps. There is also a short documentary available on the Reel News October DVD release and screened at the Foundry this Sunday.

Tdog has put together a slideshow of my images with Roma music and it will be screened at the Reddog event at Chats Palace in Hackney, London on Friday 3rd October 2008.

Image of Sulukule, Istanbul © Jess Hurd/

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