Jess Hurd


Taking The Streets – Exhibition Invite

Usurp Art Gallery & Studios proudly presents “Taking the Streets – Global Protest” by Jess Hurd

“The Importance of photography does not rest primarily in its potential as an art form, but rather in its ability to shape our ideas, to influence our behaviour, and to define our society.” Gisélle Freund 1974

LAUNCH PARTY – 24th June 6.30-9.30pm

with Special Global Mix by DJ Nikki and choral punk songs from the Hackney Secular Singers.

Usurp Art Gallery & Studios, 140 Vaughan Road, London HA1 4EB

Exhibition runs from 25 June – August 28 2011… Gallery open Thursday to Sunday 2 – 7pm Free admission

“Taking the Streets – Global Protest”

Usurp Art Gallery’s presents 10 years of intrepid work by Jess Hurd, a campaigning photographer and photojournalist involved in people’s struggles for dignity and freedom internationally. ‘Taking the Street – Global Protest’ features photographs and video from Egypt, Greece, Haiti, Spain and the UK, and marks the 10th death anniversary this year of Carlo Giuliani, killed by police at a G8 demonstration in Genoa. Reflecting on the political power of documentary photography and international movements, ‘Taking the Streets- Global Protest’ informs and inspires.


Press release

Launch Invite

Exhibition Poster


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