Jess Hurd

Photographer
Posts Tagged ‘Essex’

Maldon Mud Race

Married couple run the Maldon Mud Race, Essex.

 

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

 

See Slideshow here

 

Images available to licence from www.reportdigital.co.uk

 

 

Private Foreshore

Private Foreshore sign with ancor. Mersea Island fishing harbour. North East Essex

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Oyster Fishing

Mersea Island fishing harbour at sunset. North East Essex

Images available from www.reportdigital.co.uk

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Dale Farm at Christmas

Religious figures of Mary and Jesus, with were damaged during the Dale Farm eviction.

Travellers report that the ground and water supply is contaminated, after Basildon council bailiffs bulldozed the site, removed the hardcore and built levees and trenches. Parents also claim that many of the children are becoming sick. Essex.

See slideshow of the post eviction site here

See eviction slideshow here

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Dale Farm Eviction

It has been a real privilege to document the Dale farm community over the past few years and share the joy and the sorrow at family events, on the protests and barricades. I will cherish the generosity and warmth shown to me at times of great emotional upset.

I hope the long battle against this eviction will mark in history a turning point, an end to the casual racism and vicious discrimination against travellers, gypsies and their way of life.

See eviction slideshow here

Police and bailiffs move in to remove travellers and their supporters from Dale Farm, who build barricades and burn caravans to stop them. Basildon. Essex.

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See Dale Farm Children’s Barricade here

Happier times, see Dale Farm wedding blogs here and here

More archive images available to license from: www.reportdigital.co.uk

 

Dale Farm Children’s Barricade

Nice to see some of the images I took with the traveller children used at a Dale Farm press conference today on the eve of an eviction planned by Basildon Council. I asked all the children how they would like to face the bailiffs and these were the results:

See web gallery here

Joint project with Beverley Carpenter, who kindly printed the images.

Image from my 3 year archive of weddings, christenings and protests at Dale Farm here

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Dale Farm

Rihanna dancing. Travellers from Dale Farm ahead of the planned eviction by Basildon Council. Essex.

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Dale Farm – High Court

Message left on a paper napkin outside the Royal Courts of Justice reads:

“No Ethnic Cleansing in Our Land”

Travellers from Dale Farm are supported by campaigning actress Vanessa Redgrave at the High Court as they lodge an eviction appeal against clearance of their site by Basildon Council. The Strand, London.

See slideshow here

For my 5 year archive of images from Dale Farm please visit www.reportdigital.co.uk

See traveller wedding blog posts here

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Dale Farm – Camp Constant

Traveller children blow bubbles in Camp Constant, the direct action camp supporting travellers against the eviction of Dale Farm, Basildon, Essex.

Images available  to license from www.reportdigital.co.uk

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Southend oil spill

Oil clean-up operation by Southend Borough Council workers after 500 litres of “heavy duty oil” leaked from a ship into the Thames Estuary. Southend, Essex.
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