Jess Hurd



Jess Hurd is a photojournalist and campaigning photographer, supplying images and photo-essays to international newspapers, magazines, trade union journals and NGO’s. She has been a London based freelance journalist since 2001 working with a broad range of campaigning organisations on social issues often inadequately covered by the mainstream press.

In the international sphere, she has worked at the global political grassroots – the uprising in Egypt, the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela, the Zapatistas in Mexico and urban social movements in Brazil, India, China and Africa.

Jess is a passionate advocate of press freedom which has come under increasing threat in the UK. She is one of the founders of ‘I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist‘, a campaign against police repression.

She is a member of the National Union of Journalists and the International Federation of Journalists

Commissioning clients include: Trade Union Congress, Amnesty International, Guardian, Parkinson’s UK, Reuters, Prison Officers Association, Environmental Health News, 38 Degrees, Global Justice Now, The Countryside Charity, UNISON, Jubilee Debt Campaign, UNITE the UNION, Another Europe is Possible, Fire Brigades Union, Haldane Society, Public and Commercial Services Union, Garden Court Chambers, National Education Union, Africa Progress Panel, Patriotic Millionaires, Tax Justice UK, Remain, Nautilus International, Positive Money, Transport & Salaried Staff Association, Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, Communication Workers Union, GMB, Action Aid, UCU,Prospect, HCSA, UNIONS 21, Anti Acadamies Alliance, NLGN, Palestine Solidarity, RCM, IPPR, Justice Alliance, Philosophy Football, CAAT, Quakers…



Photography and Urban Cultures Lecture – Goldsmiths, University of London – 29 March 2023

Un-asked photography exhibition – Brew-Tang, Manchester – March 2023

The Resistance Exhibition – Space Generators Soho Studio: 17-19 Archer St. Soho London W1D 7AP 2-8 PM, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 10,11 &12th 2022

Photographing Protest: resistance through a feminist lens, Exhibition, Four Corners 18 March – 30 April 2022

Hands Off Our Citizens – Stop The Nationality Bill Exhibition, Mayfield House, London, E2 9LJ 06 March 2022

20 Years of Stop the War – A Visual Retrospective – Exhibition Bow Arts Nunnery Gallery, London. 8-19th September 2021

Exhibition – Nottingham Trent University – TBC 2020

Lecture MA Documentary & Ma Magazine Journalism – Nottingham Trent University – 19th Feb 2020

The Calais Jungle and Beyond – Special Exhibition Gallery, The Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford 15thJune – 29th November 2019

Dale Farm – The EvictionTate Exchange, Tate Modern 5-9th June 2019

Lecture MA Documentary & Ma Magazine Journalism – Nottingham Trent University – 6th March 2019

Kingston University Lecture – Photography – April 2019

Resistance Exhibition – Carnaby Streettouring – Autumn 2017

Dig The Pockets, fundraiser/auction – Hundred Years Gallery – 25th June 2017

Colchester School of Art, Colchester Institute Talk – 27th March 2017

Resistance! Exhibition – Hive Dalston – 11th December 2016

Bullying & Blacklisting Conference exhibition – Greenwich University – 16th September 2016

#No Dust – Event Conway Hall – EU Referendum slideshow – 5th September 2016

Voices for Justice, Save Legal Aid – Rally Conway Hall – Campaign slideshow – 6th January 2016

Scroogeonomics – Rich Mix – Photo review of the Year – 19th December 2015

Eyes Left – An Illustrated Marx House Series – Marx House – 2nd July 2015

Resistance Is Fertile – OVADA Gallery, Oxford – Photography Exhibition/Talk  6-28th June 2015

Fighting for Press Freedom – National Union of Journalists HQ – 28th April 2015

Focus E15 * REAL ESTATES * – PEER Gallery – 18-21 March 2015

Global Journalism Lecture – Nottingham Trent University – 11th March 2015

Viscom Talk – Birmingham City University – 2nd March 2015

Photography Symposium – Keynote Speaker, University of Ulster – Jan 2015

Watch Honeycomb Creative Works interview here

We Could Not Agree –  Frieze Week Exhibition, Cavendish Sq

Oxford Human Rights Festival – Talk/Exhibition

International Day Against Police Brutality photo slideshow – all day event at SOAS

Tweet-Me-Up!Photography exhibition – Tate Modern

Netroots – A decade of ActivismMarble Hall, Congress House

Signs of Revolt – The Old Truman Brewery

Benefit Gaza – The Cockpit Theatre

Taking The Streets – Global Protest – Solo Show – Usurp Gallery

Six Billion Ways – Rich Mix

I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist!The Foundry

European Social Forum – exhibition/curator – Alexandra Palace – October 2004

Rebel Flowers…Fields of Resistance – Solo Show – The Foundry – August 2005

Crisis – Joint Exhibition – The Foundry – Alke Schmidt – July 2002

Kebel Portrait Awards Exhibition – National Portrait Gallery 2002 – Image of Carlo Guiliani


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