Jess Hurd


Mass Photo Gathering

Mass Gathering in defence of street photography

I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist! invite all Photographers to a mass photo gathering in defence of street photography.

Following a series of high profile detentions under s44 of the terrorism act including 7 armed police detaining an award winning architectural photographer in the City of London, the arrest of a press photographer covering campaigning santas at City Airport and the stop and search of a BBC photographer at St Pauls Cathedral and many others. PHNAT feels now is the time for a mass turnout of Photographers, professional and amateur to defend our rights and stop the abuse of the terror laws.

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FLASHMOB – Rogues Gallery

Photographers Flashmob Canary Wharf to highlight restrictions on photography in pseudo public spaces. Organised by the campaign I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist. Docklands, East London.

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Flashmob Canary Wharf

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Silly Season

Bus drivers get revealing about pay drops on London’s buses.

Press photographers shoot underwear protest in central London in call for end of “race to the bottom”. Marble Arch, London.

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National Photography Symposium

Presented by Redeye

From 6pm on 19th June to 2:30 pm on 21st June 2009
Location: Chetham’s Library, Manchester, M3 1SB

Amongst many other events throughout the weekend I will be speaking on this panel:

Photographers, the police, security and privacy. Will anti-terror laws and paranoia kill off street photography? Are we seeing a change in the public’s attitude to being photographed, and how restrictive could the law get? Diane Smyth (BJP), Jess Hurd, David Hoffman and Andrew Wiard.

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UNSEEN, the new BPPA publication will be available from the 12th March 2009

It celebrates unseen images from some of the best Press Photographers in the world.

”Thank goodness for UNSEEN. ‘The sweetest songs,’ wrote Shelley, ‘sing of the saddest thought’, and these photographs are so beautiful yet compassionate that, despite their appalling images of death, loss, mutilation and destruction, one feels an overwhelming elation and relief that someone has drawn attention to such suffering. Without photographers invading the worst trouble spots, armed only with their cameras, so much tyranny and brutality would go unrecorded.”

From the Foreword by Jilly Cooper

Edited by Helen Atkinson, Andrew Baker, Tim Bishop, Dillon Bryden, Spencer Griffiths, Jess Hurd, Eddie Mulholland, Jeff Moore, Edmond Terakopian and Neil Turner.

Cover Image © Stuart Freedman

UNSEEN £19.95 is published by Skateboarding Duck

ISBN 978-0-9561801-0-0

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