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TRAFALGAR SQUARE MASS GATHERING 10TH ANNIVERSARY

TRAFALGAR SQUARE MASS GATHERING 10TH ANNIVERSARY

I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist Mass Gathering. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Today we celebrate ten years since the magnificent “Mass Photo Gathering” when thousands of photographers swarmed Trafalgar Square demanding their rights organised by press freedom campaign group,  I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist (@phnat).

Amateurs and professionals from across the land, armed with only their cameras and tiny placards, came to protest against increased police use of stop and search powers against photographers. 

In the weeks leading up to the event an avalanche of high profile stop and searches, threats and arrests of photographers highlighted once again the police were equating photography with the threat of terrorism. 

Leading architectural photographer and PHNAT organiser Grant Smith was one of those high profile cases. Whilst photographing the 300-year spire of Sir Christopher Wren’s Christ Church he was apprehended by City of London police. A squad of seven officers, in three cars and a riot van attended the scene and searched him under Section 44. 

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BBC photographer Jeff Overs was also stopped under suspicion of terrorism reconnaissance while photographing St Paul’s Cathedral. Amateur photographer Andrew White was questioned by two police community support officers for photographing Christmas lights in Brighton. 

The issue was lampooned by Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell who depicted Police Community Support Officers arresting train spotters and automatic photo booths. On the day the BBC, ITN, CNN and Sky News all ran live reports and interviews from Trafalgar Square. Phnat had mobilised thousands and reached millions of people across the country and worldwide.

End of Section 44 in sight – find out more in our online pamphlet: I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist – A Brief History 

For the latest press freedom updates follow @phnat on Twitter or https://phnat.org

Apsana Begum & Diane Abbott MP launch Poplar & Limehouse campaign

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Apsana Begum General Election Labour Party campaign launch with Diane Abbott MP and Matt Wrack, FBU in Chrisp Street Market for Poplar and Limehouse constituency, East London.

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Big Canvass with Jeremy Corbyn & Faiza Shaheen

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Big Canvass with Jeremy Corbyn and Faiza Shaheen, PPC, Chingford and Woodford Green, Iain Duncan Smith constituency. London.

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Proroguing Supreme Court

Gina Millar arrives at the Supreme Court for the legal challenge to Boris Johnson proroguing Parliament. Westminster.

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London Renters Union

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London Renters Union and Sisters Uncut protest outside Hackney Town Hall about the treatment of housing activists in Marian Court, a controversial redevelopment plan, East London.

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Stop The Coup

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Stop The Coup, defend democracy protest, Downing Street, Westminster, London.

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Essex Coast

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A cycle along the Essex coast from Shoeburyness, through Southend-on-Sea and Leigh-on-Sea, visiting Hadleigh Castle, ending in Benfleet, the boat graveyard.

© Jess Hurd

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National Day of Action against Poverty

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Protesting against Universal Credit and holiday hunger, Unite Community National Day of Action against Poverty, St. Pancras Church House food bank, Trussell Trust, Department for Work and Pensions and Conservative HQ, London.

All images © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

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Shoeburyness

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Shoeburyness East Beach defence boom, MOD built in 1944 to prevent enemy shipping and submarines from accessing the River Thames, Essex.

All images © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

 

 

Fck Govt Fck Boris

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Fck Govt Fck Boris protest against Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his new government, Whitehall, London.

All images © Jess Hurd

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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TOLPUDDLE MARTYRS’ FESTIVAL 2019

Photographs commissioned by Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival

All photographs: © Jess Hurd

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Out, Proud and fighting for his life

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Nazir Uddin, a 22 asylum seeker is asking for the government to protect his life. Muslim Asian, Bangladeshi proud gay man, disowned by his family and under threat of deportation back to Bangladesh where he is under threat from an Islamic extremist group.

I was approached by Nazir and asked to take his photo and he told me his story, he wrote his own caption details. It is an honour to help him tell his story. This is his first UK Black Pride in Haggerston Park, East London.

Images are available to licence via www.reportdigital.co.uk

 

Pride in London 2019

Pride in London 2019 shot on commission for the National Education Union.

All images © Jess Hurd

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Talyllyn Railway

Edward Thomas a narrow gauge steam locomotive, built in 1921 it was restored and carries tourists on the volunteer run, heritage Talyllyn Railway, Dolgoch Falls Station, Tywyn, Snowdonia National Park, Wales.

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Yarn Bombing – The Knitted Village

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Yarn bombing or guerrilla knitting in Llwyngwril, the quirky little Welsh village knits creations through the winter as a community project to decorate the village in the summer months. Gwynedd, Snowdonia National Park, Wales.

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Dolgoch Falls

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Dolgoch Falls, Snowdonia National Park, Tywyn, Wales.

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

Lande the Calais Jungle and Beyond Exhibition

Pleased to be showing some of my photographs from the Calais Jungle eviction alongside video reportage from Jason Parkinson in the Long Gallery photo exhibition at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.

Opening event on 15th June, exhibition runs till the 29th November 2019.

All royalties to L’Auberge des Migrants.

© Jess Hurd

Dale Farm – The Eviction opening night

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Tate private event Dale Farm – The Eviction, Tate Modern.

Really chuffed to have my images from Dale Farm included in this exhibition from the “Kids Barricade”.

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Protests Against Trump

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Protesting against Donald Trump during a state visit by the US President, London.

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Dump Trump’s Trade Deal

Banner drop “Dump Trump’s trade deal” during Donald Trump’s state visit by Global Justice Now, London.

Press Photos available © Jess Hurd/GlobalJusticeNow

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Free Julian Assange

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Brexit Party

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Brexit Party press conference with Nigel Farage, Anne Widdecombe and other MEP’s after their victory in the EU Elections, London.

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