Jess Hurd

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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

FLASHMOB – Rogues Gallery


Photographers Flashmob Canary Wharf to highlight restrictions on photography in pseudo public spaces. Organised by the campaign I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist. Docklands, East London.


© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk
Images available from www.reportdigital.co.uk

See gallery here

Canary Wharf “FLASH-MOB”


A new campaign for photographers’ rights launched this weekend – with more than two hundred photographers showing their support for the PhotographerNotaTerrorist.org website by holding up a placard saying “I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist!” – will help all photographers to understand and uphold their legal right to take photographs.

The campaign will fight for photographers’ rights across the country, opposing police repression and the abuse of anti-terrorism legislation. It will challenge the unreasonable restrictions in pseudo-public spaces such as shopping centres and Canary Wharf.

Anti-Terror Map: The website will map the use across the country of anti-terrorism legislation which can impose prison sentences for simply photographing a police officer and whose wide-ranging draconian powers allow police to stop and search anyone even where there is no reasonable suspicion of terrorism at all.

Stop & Search Bust Card: Also featured on the site will be a ‘bust card’ for photographers – that will set out their legal right to take photographs when stopped by police or security staff.

Canary Wharf ‘Flash-mob: The campaign calls for a National Photographers Flash-Mob of Canary Wharf on 12th September 2009 and is calling for photographers across the country to highlight spaces where photography is unreasonably restricted. The flash-mob action will highlight how heavy handed private security guards are restricting individual liberty and press freedom by preventing photographers from pursuing their hobby or their profession.

The London flash-mob will be at 3pm at the Clocks, Canary Wharf, London.

Press: BBC AP The Register boingboing

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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Unseen


UNSEEN, the new BPPA publication will be available from the 12th March 2009

It celebrates unseen images from some of the best Press Photographers in the world.


”Thank goodness for UNSEEN. ‘The sweetest songs,’ wrote Shelley, ‘sing of the saddest thought’, and these photographs are so beautiful yet compassionate that, despite their appalling images of death, loss, mutilation and destruction, one feels an overwhelming elation and relief that someone has drawn attention to such suffering. Without photographers invading the worst trouble spots, armed only with their cameras, so much tyranny and brutality would go unrecorded.”


From the Foreword by Jilly Cooper


Edited by Helen Atkinson, Andrew Baker, Tim Bishop, Dillon Bryden, Spencer Griffiths, Jess Hurd, Eddie Mulholland, Jeff Moore, Edmond Terakopian and Neil Turner.


Cover Image © Stuart Freedman


UNSEEN £19.95 is published by Skateboarding Duck

ISBN 978-0-9561801-0-0

‘I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist’ – Exhibition


‘I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist’

Opens at the Foundry
Wednesday 18th February till 1st March 
From 7pm – On the Stairwell 
With drinks and debates on the issues  

Stand Up For Journalism

The Foundry is at 86 Great Eastern Street London EC2A 3JL
Old Street tube (exit3)



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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