Jess Hurd

Archive for July, 2009

Jo Brand

Interview with Jo Brand for Unionlearn

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Boys on the Balcony

Workers occupying the Vestas wind turbine blade factory on the Isle of Wight stand strong despite being sacked by Vestas today and ahead of a court eviction hearing tomorrow.

Vestas have sacked 11 workers that they can identify as being in the occupation. Their dismissal letters were delivered with their evening pizza as part of their food supply according to the BBC.

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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.

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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Facebook page

Please circulate.

No More Games!

PCSO’s at a demonstration in support of the occupation at the Vestas wind turbine plant. Isle of Wight.

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View from the window

Isle of Wight.

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Save Vestas, Save the Planet

Demonstration in support of the occupation at the Vestas wind turbine plant. Isle of Wight.

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Press Photographer’s Year

Belated post..

Check out the Press Photographer’s Year exhibition at the National Theatre, London Southbank.

Chuffed to get a couple of images selected.

An image from Dale Farm. Irish travellers Nora Quilligan and Danny Sheridan celebrate their wedding day. This was the third of four weddings held in quick succession by families at Dale Farm anxious to solemnize marriages before the New Year when Court of Appeal judges ruled that Basildon council can put into action its much delayed eviction operation.

The second image was from riot police on horseback trampling protesters outside the Israeli Embassy. National Palestine Demonstration, Stop Gaza Massacre. London. in January.

Thanks to the organisers and Chris for the photos.

All Images © Chris Calvert

G8 Summit

G8 protests, L’Aquila. Italy.

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L’Aquila Earthquake

Damage to houses sustained during the earthquake in L’Aquila. Italy.

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Trade Union Communications Awards

The FBU scooped the top award, Best Publication for Firefighter magazine at this years TUC Awards

I was chuffed along with other Report Digital photographers to be part of the winning team.

The Firefighters trade union magazine has commissioned me for features from Colombia, Venezuela and Iraq amongst other places and I am proud to work with them.

Firefighter – What’s my Role feature here

Thanks to my good friend Rod for the use of photo.

© Rod Leon

The Reader – Border Lines Photo Essay

Border Lines – The French and Afghanistan’s Refugees.

Photo Essay by Jess Hurd and Justin Tallis

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