Jess Hurd

Photographer
Metropolitan Police

Watching the Watchers


Police body wrap a FIT Watch protester Val Swain mother of three from Cardiff, who was photographing officers without identify numbers conduct stop and searches at Climate Camp near Kingsnorth coal fired electricity station. Rochester, Kent.


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They are making a complaint about their treatment by the police to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

See Climate Camp Fit Watch three arrests web gallery here

Guardian police footage here

After photographing the brutal arrest of the three FIT Watch protesters myself and other media colleagues were stopped and searched and detained for over an hour. We were then followed to a restaurant several miles away and were filmed through the window by the police Forward Intelligence Team.

Read my apology from Kent Police here

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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Post Mela

Bengali youth celebrate when the police say the will leave their estate after the Mela, Whitechapel, East London.


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Last Night A PC Killed My Dad

Spoof Metropolitan Police recruitment poster. The Foundry, East London.

Community Policing

Police on horse back in Old Compton Street. Soho. London.

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May Day – Space Hijackers

Mayday demonstration at Bank. People protest against police violence and dress as convicts, prisoners or police. Organised by Space Hijackers. London.


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See Mayday web gallery here


Images available from www.reportdigital.co.uk