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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 @ The Tate Modern

Really pleased to be involved in Dale Farm – The Eviction at the Tate Modern. Image © Jess Hurd

                                     

PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY 5TH JUNE 12PM – 6PM

12pm – Talk by Grattan Puxon.
A veteran campaigner for Traveller rights, Grattan Puxon has an extensive archive that is now housed at the Bishopsgate Institute. His archive material from the 10-year legal struggle at Dale Farm forms part of the TEX installation.

12.30pm – Press tour

1pm – Discussion with Jacob Willis.
Jacob Willis was an activist present at Dale Farm and was arrested at the time of the eviction. He will be speaking about his experience of this historic struggle where activists and others stood alongside the Travellers of Dale Farm.

1.15pm – Phein O’Reachtigan. Dale Farm: The Eviction.
Phien O’Reachtigan was born into a Pavee Traveller family in England.  Following site evictions, he became a community activist and advocate speaking at conferences and demonstrations. Phien has contributed a collection of his artwork and artefacts retrieved from the Dale Farm eviction site and has curated the work of the artists who will contribute to the project.

1.30pm – 2pm – Performance/ Roundtable.
A round table discussion will invite visitors to talk about Dale Farm and the legal struggles of Travellers around eviction taking inspiration from the Traveller women who in 2011 invited politicians to join them outside the High Court of Justice to negotiate rather than engage in a violent eviction.

2pm – Meet the curators and team.
The curators will speak about what led them to develop this project from the points of view of a Traveller and activist. As artists they will explore how art is able to convey a powerful message and open up discussion around the land rights of the Traveller community and the discrimination that they have faced over many generations.

2.30pm – Archive room tour of artefacts from The Grattan Puxon Archive and Bishopsgate Institute.

3pm – Schools/College visits.

3.30 – Performance – by Lucy McMahon and dance troupe.
A performance exploring the territory between politics, performance and audience in this work that utilises footage from the Dale Farm eviction and unique artefacts from the project space.

4pm – Photo opportunity for general public on the Dale Farm barricades.

THURSDAY 6TH JUNE 12PM-6PM

12pm – Schools / college visits (talk, tour and activity). *

3pm – College visits. *

4pm – Performance by Lucy McMahon and dance troupe.

Singer ‘Moonview”; an eco-activist will perform a piece in response to his experience at Dale Farm in 2011.

FRIDAY 7TH JUNE 12PM-6PM

12pm Midday – Visitors and discussions (tbc).

1pm – Discussion about human rights with Marc Willers.
Human rights Lawyer, Marc Willers will speak about his experience of defending Travellers against discrimination in a number of successful legal struggles. Fundamental problems that Travellers’ face legally when planning laws and other agencies fail to recognise their rights as a unique ethnic minority will be discussed.

4pm – Performance by Lucy McMahon and dance troupe.
A performance exploring the territory between politics, performance and audience in this work that utilises footage from the Dale Farm eviction and unique artefacts from the project space.

7pm – Opening event by invitation only.

SATURDAY 8TH JUNE 12PM-10PM

12pm – Performance/ Roundtable.
A round table discussion will invite visitors to talk about Dale Farm and the legal struggles of Travellers around eviction taking inspiration from the Traveller women who in 2011 invited politicians to join them outside the High Court of Justice to negotiate rather than engage in a violent eviction.

2pm – Performance by Lucy McMahon and Dance troupe with music by Pavee Band.

3pm – Invited speaker – Legal/Press/discussion (tbc).

4pm – Archive room tour.

5pm – Performance by Lucy McMahon and Dance troupe.

7pm – Performance.

Singer ‘Moonview’; an eco-activist will perform a piece in response to his experience at Dale Farm in 2011.

8pm – Music performance Pavee band.

SUNDAY 9TH JUNE 12PM-6PM

2pm – Performance/ Roundtable.
A round table discussion will invite visitors to talk about Dale Farm and the struggles of Travellers around eviction taking inspiration from the Traveller women who in 2011 invited politicians to join them outside the High Court of Justice to negotiate rather than engage in a violent eviction.

3pm – College visits. *

4pm – Performance
Singer ‘Moonview’; an eco-activist will perform a piece in response to his experience at Dale Farm in 2011.

5pm – Lucy McMahon and Dance troupe.

* For school, college or group visits please book by emailing info@198.org.uk

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IPPR – Commission on Economic Justice

Nice to see some of my images used so well and banners from the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice

Images shot on commission from Tata Steel, Manchester regeneration and agricultural workers, apple pickers in East Anglia.

TOLPUDDLE MARTYRS’ FESTIVAL 2017

 

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Photographs commissioned by Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival

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

Images available to license from: www.reportdigital.co.uk

Resistance Is Fertile – Exhibition

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Resistance is Fertile

6 – 28 June 2015
Preview: Friday 5 June 2015, 6-9pm

Resistance is Fertile is a timely exploration of protest and the art that it engenders. The exhibition brings together leading photographers, poets and protest artists that have highlighted social movements. The exhibition includes the Miners’ strike, environmental campaigns, Poll Tax demos and land rights. The exhibition not only examines how the act of protest inspires creativity but also looks at the plethera of visual patterns created by mass protest.

The exhibition includes a large installation of new 1.87 scale models for an on-going series of work, Riot in a Jam Jar, by artist Jimmy Cauty: “These ‘small world re-enactments’ depict past and future riots, reality blurred, all within a jam jar. The jam jar represents containment, violent disturbances served up in manageable doses like news bulletins; complex situations reduced to mantle piece ornaments.”

Resistance is Fertile also combines a stunning photography exhibit by some of the leading exponents of protest photography; including Tony Sleep‘s in depth documentation of Frestonia – the name adopted by the residents and squatters of Freston Road, London, when they attempted to secede from the UK in 1977.

Other contirbuting artists include: Jamie Reid, Billy Childish, Kate EvansEmily JohnsStigDavid HoffmanTony SleepJess HurdAlan LodgeAntonio OlmosJanine WiedelAndrew Testa, Zoe Broughton, Jason Parkinson, Gary Trotter, Nigel DickinsonJohn Sturrock, Martin Mayer, David Mansell and John Harris – Report Digital.

In addition, films, protest archive, workshops, performances and talks from leading practitioners will create a vibrant festival feel and bring together many groups with a forum for discussion. Please visit our Resistance is Fertile Events Page for a full programme. 

The exhibition is part of Low Carbon Oxford week.

Open: Thursday-Sunday, 12-6pm
Venue: OVADA 
Admission Free

[IMAGE: © Jess Hurd / DESIGN: Jonathon Place]

Kindly supported by:
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Bench Reading

Regular bench reader in Poplar, Tower Hamlets, East London.

 

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

 

2011 End of Year Slideshow

2011 was a year of riots and revolutions. I’ve put together a 150 sec review of a crazy year…Beginning with the Egyptian Revolution, austerity protests in Athens, Madrid and London…Slutwalk, UK riots, Occupy LSX, the Dale Farm traveller eviction & more. Thanks to everyone who has helped and supported me through an at times traumatic, but inspiring year x

View larger slideshow here

Check out Jason N. Parkinson’s video review of 2011 here

Photos and video available to licence from www.reportdigital.co.uk

The Battle for Cairo – film/photo event

After covering the first 18-days of the Egyptian revolution, many UK photographers and video journalists have returned to London and will be screening their work in a special one night event, organised by the London Photographers’ Branch (LPB) and the British Press Photographers Association (BPPA), at the Shortwave Cinema on  Tuesday 1 March 2011.

Starting at 8pm the evening will show video and photographs covering the extraordinary events that unravelled during the popular uprising against President Hosni Mubarak and his regime. There will also be a question-and-answer discussion with the photographers and video journalists who covered the uprising.

Entry is by donation and there will be a raffle to win selected prints donated by the photographers. All profits will go to the Egyptian journalist support fund.

How To Look Good Protesting

I’ve been asked to exhibit some work and do some media training at Netroots UK tomorrow. The original title for the workshop was “How to look good protesting”, which I thought was fantastic because I’ve accumulated many images of naked protesters over the years.

Unfortunately it has now been changed to “Getting your action across better in the media” which is a bit dryer, but I’m sure we can work with it.

Images of the Global Movement – photographs by Jess Hurd will be exhibited in the Marble Hall, TUC Congress House for one day only.

Image: World Naked Bike Ride. London 2009

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

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