Jess Hurd

Photographer
Jess Hurd

Coldtype – Haiti The Face of Disaster

Coldtype – March 2010

Haiti The Face of Disaster – Rebecca Solnit and Jess Hurd


Read Special Issue pdf here

I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist @ Signs of Revolt


10 years ago, in November 1999 an alliance of direct action activists, environmentalists and trade unionists shut down the meeting of the World Trade Organisation in Seattle, stopping the next trade round of Capitalist Globalisation. In the process they sparked a Movement of Movements right across the globe its slogan became ‘Another World is Possible’.

The exhibition celebrates a decade of creative resistance.

As part of the Festival of Radical Communication I will be chairing a session on Sunday 15th November 11am:

I’m a Photographer, not a Terrorist, Bringing Home the Real News


The panel includes photojournalist and investigative journalist Marc Vallée, film and print journalist Jason Parkinson and filmmaker Shaun Day.

“This panel looks at the impact of digital photographic tools on reporting events, particularly post-G20 and how the State is trying to criminalise image taking and the ways photographers are getting organised to resist this. This will be interspersed with photo shows and film clips from the archives of some of the key movements photographers and filmmakers.”

Get information on the weekend talks here

Shop 14, The Old Truman Brewery, London, E1 6QL Map

6 Billion Ways – Exhibition

Making Another World Possible

Saturday 28th February – 10am-Midnight – Rich Mix, London E1 6LA

I have been asked to exhibit my ‘Global Rebellion’ photographs at this event. You can register for free here

”6 Billion Ways is a day where the arts meet ideas, discussion and action to explore the causes and find solutions to these interlinked global crises.
Including discussions on: the financial crisis and economic alternatives, conflict and liberation in Palestine and Iraq, climate catastrophe and building a green new deal, the future of feminism, the impact of Obama on race politics, when resistance is successful and how to change consumer culture.


With international speakers, films, music, and a chance to learn and practice new skills, 6 Billion Ways is your
chance to get inspired and join local and global networks building a better world.”



Party for Cuba! Global Rebellion Slideshow

Sell out night at the Party for Cuba, was really good fun.

See exhibition slideshow Global Rebellion here

The exhibition will be up in the Offside bar, City Road, North London for the next couple of weeks.

Party for Cuba! exhibition invite..


PARTY FOR THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTION.

”Friday 2 January CHElebration party, sunny-side-up socialismo comes to North London to complete the season of goodwill, and help raise much-needed funds for the Cuba Solidarity Hurricane relief appeal. A great way to complete the season of goodwill and start the year with some revolutionary resolution. 

Featuring Radio Revolucion Cuban-influenced reggae drum n ‘ bass, unpicking the underbelly of country the legendary Hank Wangford,the Lost Cowboys and the hottest voice on the performance poetry circuit the unmissable Luke Wright. Add the Movimientos Cuban sound system and its one of our strongest music and poetry line-ups yet and sure to inspire and entertain!

We’ve also have a specially commissioned photography exhibition of icons of global rebellion by the superbly talented Jess Hurd (me apparently ;o) with visual installions supplied by Simon Green of Eventful. And the night will be introduced by our special guest Cuban poet Pedro Perez Sarduy, accompanied by Gavin O’Toole and Georgina JIminez, co-editors of Che in Verse, Mick Shaw FBU National President, and Cal Jader, co-founder of Movimientos.

Presented by Philosophy Football in association with The Fire Brigades Union and Thompson’s Solicitors and supported by Cuba Solidarity Campaign. It’s at Offside, 271 City Road London EC1, starts 7pm. And each ticket is a £5 off voucher against any Philosophy Football shirt bought on the night, meaning this superb night costs you next to nothing!

To book a ticket – visit www.philosophyfootball.com and click on ‘events’ or call 020 8802 3499”

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/reportdigital.co.uk

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