Jess Hurd

Photographer
policing

More Mass Arrests


Police line up prisoners on the ground, mass arrests after anti police riots break out in Christiania.


Protests against COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Copenhagen 2009, Denmark.


See Copenhagen web gallery here


© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk



COP15 Copenhagen

Images from the protests against COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Copenhagen 2009, Denmark.


See web gallery here


© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

We don’t need no stinking badges!


Woman protester wearing a question mark on her shoulder to represent missing police ID numbers is stopped and searched in the City of London during a demonstration against police brutality following the death of Ian Tomlinson after being assaulted by a police officer at a G20 demonstration. Organised by the Common Sense Party. March to Wood Street police HQ. London.


More images are available from www.reportdigital.co.uk


© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Protecting and Serving the People – Police Apology


In August of last year I covered Climate Camp at Kingsnorth Power Station. There was a massive policing operation involving officers drawn from forces all over the country.


The media were filmed and searched entering and leaving the field where the protest camp was.

On one occasion after photographing a rather brutal arrest of protesters who had been filming the police we were 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.

On that particular day I was stopped and searched three times and detained for over two hours.   

This is a copy of the letter of apology I received from the police.

Here is the NUJ statement here
Read BJP article here
See related Guardian article here and on Climate Camp here
Aljazeera.net here

See Climate Camp web gallery here
All images are available from www.reportdigital.co.uk

Thanks to Bindmans Solicitors and the NUJ for their help and support.


G20 – Global Meltdown



Photos from the G20 protests, to see the web gallery click here


© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Images available from www.reportdigtial.co.uk

Photo-Forum Films – Know Your Rights

‘I’m a photographer, not a terrorist – Know Your Rights’

Following the successful NUJ media event outside New Scotland Yard to highlight the issues photographers have with S76 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008, NUJ members organised an ‘I’m a photographer, not a terrorist – Know Your Rights’ meeting.’

The meeting was hosted by Photo-Forum in February and was introduced by photographer Peter Macdiarmid with solicitor Anna Mazzola (Hickman and Rose) and photographer Andrew Wiard.

Jason Parkinson was commissioned to shoot and edit two short films for the evening.The film is funded by the NUJ.

Click here for Know Your Rights film

The first film on terrorism legislation features Anna Mazzola and Peter Macdiarmid.

The second film features Andrew Wiard, freelance photographer, who speaks about the history and the future of the press card.

We also compiled a slideshow featuring good and bad policing which is part of an on-going Photo-Forum project. If you have images to contribute to this project please send jpeg files in sRGB colour space, maximum size 1024 pixels on the long side to: photoforumuk@gmail.com

Photo-Forum is organized by photographers as a place for working photographers across the spectrum to bring images, ideas, photo stories, approaches and work in progress for supportive debate and criticism. It runs monthly on the second Thursday of the month in Central London.


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