Jess Hurd

Photographer
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TOLPUDDLE MARTYRS’ FESTIVAL 2017

 

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Photographs commissioned by Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival

All photographs: © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

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

Resistance Is Fertile – Exhibition

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Resistance is Fertile

6 – 28 June 2015
Preview: Friday 5 June 2015, 6-9pm

Resistance is Fertile is a timely exploration of protest and the art that it engenders. The exhibition brings together leading photographers, poets and protest artists that have highlighted social movements. The exhibition includes the Miners’ strike, environmental campaigns, Poll Tax demos and land rights. The exhibition not only examines how the act of protest inspires creativity but also looks at the plethera of visual patterns created by mass protest.

The exhibition includes a large installation of new 1.87 scale models for an on-going series of work, Riot in a Jam Jar, by artist Jimmy Cauty: “These ‘small world re-enactments’ depict past and future riots, reality blurred, all within a jam jar. The jam jar represents containment, violent disturbances served up in manageable doses like news bulletins; complex situations reduced to mantle piece ornaments.”

Resistance is Fertile also combines a stunning photography exhibit by some of the leading exponents of protest photography; including Tony Sleep‘s in depth documentation of Frestonia – the name adopted by the residents and squatters of Freston Road, London, when they attempted to secede from the UK in 1977.

Other contirbuting artists include: Jamie Reid, Billy Childish, Kate EvansEmily JohnsStigDavid HoffmanTony SleepJess HurdAlan LodgeAntonio OlmosJanine WiedelAndrew Testa, Zoe Broughton, Jason Parkinson, Gary Trotter, Nigel DickinsonJohn Sturrock, Martin Mayer, David Mansell and John Harris – Report Digital.

In addition, films, protest archive, workshops, performances and talks from leading practitioners will create a vibrant festival feel and bring together many groups with a forum for discussion. Please visit our Resistance is Fertile Events Page for a full programme. 

The exhibition is part of Low Carbon Oxford week.

Open: Thursday-Sunday, 12-6pm
Venue: OVADA 
Admission Free

[IMAGE: © Jess Hurd / DESIGN: Jonathon Place]

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Bench Reading

Regular bench reader in Poplar, Tower Hamlets, East London.

 

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2011 End of Year Slideshow

2011 was a year of riots and revolutions. I’ve put together a 150 sec review of a crazy year…Beginning with the Egyptian Revolution, austerity protests in Athens, Madrid and London…Slutwalk, UK riots, Occupy LSX, the Dale Farm traveller eviction & more. Thanks to everyone who has helped and supported me through an at times traumatic, but inspiring year x

View larger slideshow here

Check out Jason N. Parkinson’s video review of 2011 here

Photos and video available to licence from www.reportdigital.co.uk

The Battle for Cairo – film/photo event

After covering the first 18-days of the Egyptian revolution, many UK photographers and video journalists have returned to London and will be screening their work in a special one night event, organised by the London Photographers’ Branch (LPB) and the British Press Photographers Association (BPPA), at the Shortwave Cinema on  Tuesday 1 March 2011.

Starting at 8pm the evening will show video and photographs covering the extraordinary events that unravelled during the popular uprising against President Hosni Mubarak and his regime. There will also be a question-and-answer discussion with the photographers and video journalists who covered the uprising.

Entry is by donation and there will be a raffle to win selected prints donated by the photographers. All profits will go to the Egyptian journalist support fund.

How To Look Good Protesting

I’ve been asked to exhibit some work and do some media training at Netroots UK tomorrow. The original title for the workshop was “How to look good protesting”, which I thought was fantastic because I’ve accumulated many images of naked protesters over the years.

Unfortunately it has now been changed to “Getting your action across better in the media” which is a bit dryer, but I’m sure we can work with it.

Images of the Global Movement – photographs by Jess Hurd will be exhibited in the Marble Hall, TUC Congress House for one day only.

Image: World Naked Bike Ride. London 2009

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

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