Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Zombies on Oxford Street


Zombie Voodoo march down Oxford St with a banker to hang at Tyburn. Government of the Dead. London.

See web gallery here

Images available from: www.reportdigital.co.uk

Monday, 23 February 2009

Unseen


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

Saturday, 21 February 2009

6 Billion Ways - Exhibition

Making Another World Possible

Saturday 28th February - 10am-Midnight - Rich Mix, London E1 6LA

I have been asked to exhibit my 'Global Rebellion' photographs at this event. You can register for free here

''6 Billion Ways is a day where the arts meet ideas, discussion and action to explore the causes and find solutions to these interlinked global crises.
Including discussions on: the financial crisis and economic alternatives, conflict and liberation in Palestine and Iraq, climate catastrophe and building a green new deal, the future of feminism, the impact of Obama on race politics, when resistance is successful and how to change consumer culture.


With international speakers, films, music, and a chance to learn and practice new skills, 6 Billion Ways is your
chance to get inspired and join local and global networks building a better world.''



Thursday, 19 February 2009

Benefit Gaza - Slideshow


As slideshow of images (mine included) from the Gaza protests has been commissioned for this event from Photo-Forum photographers.

Please support this event!

Monday, 16 February 2009

I'm a Photographer Not a Terrorist - NUJ media event

Hundreds join the 'I'm a Photographer Not a Terrorist' NUJ media event outside New Scotland Yard. Press and amateur photographers gather outside Police HQ to highlight infringement of press freedom under the terrorism laws. London.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk


See web gallery here

BBC Radio Scotland am  here

BBC Radio Wales here

BBC Radio Scotland lunch here

BBC London here

Metropolitan Police Federation statement supporting photographers here

Stella Rimington on the police state in The Times here

Read NUJ report here

See NUJ video here 

Read EFJ article here

Read the Guardian here

Read the Telegraph here



London Paper Gallery here

Morning Star here

See BJP video here

Read BJP article here

Press Gazette here

Standard here

Read Londionist.com here


Images available from www.reportdigital.co.uk


Listen to the audio of the police stopping me under S44 of the Prevention of Terrorism Act covering a traveller wedding in the London Docklands here


View the Dale Farm traveller wedding articles here


Sunday, 15 February 2009

Alternative Sermon on Seduction


Alternative Sermon on Seduction. The School of Life. Conway Hall. London

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk


See web gallery here


Images for publication available from www.reportdigital.co.uk

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Viva Palestina Aid Convoy leaves for Gaza


Valentines Day Aid Convoy leaves London for Gaza. George Galloway MP and hundreds of British volunteers are driving the Viva Palestina aid convoy of over 100 donated vehicles packed with practical aid.

See web gallery here
Video available on request

All images © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk
For publication please go to: www.reportdigital.co.uk


Friday, 13 February 2009

'I'm a Photographer, Not a Terrorist' - Exhibition


'I'm a Photographer, Not a Terrorist'

Opens at the Foundry
Wednesday 18th February till 1st March 
From 7pm - On the Stairwell 
With drinks and debates on the issues  

Stand Up For Journalism

The Foundry is at 86 Great Eastern Street London EC2A 3JL
Old Street tube (exit3)



Dale Farm Travellers Build Barricades


Dale Farm, the largest traveller site in the country makes preparations to defend itself from eviction. Families fear for the welfare of their children if the forced eviction goes ahead.

See slideshow here
Images are available for publication from: www.reportdigital.co.uk
Video and interviews are available.

More on the Dale Farm story here

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Daily Star joins British Jobs Campaign


Derek Simpson, General Secretary of  Unite the Union, joins Daily Star women to campaign for British Jobs For British Workers. Downing Street, Westminster. London.


Images available from www.reportdigital.co.uk

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Mark Thomas Pimps Peers


Lords calling cards left in public phone boxes advertising corruption, perversion of the political process and 100% discretion. Mark Thomas, comedian and other activists use stunt to highlight allegations that peers told undercover reporters that they were willing to use their influence to help to amend legislation in return for money.


See web gallery here


All images available from www.reportdigital.co.uk

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

I'm A Photographer ...Not a Terrorist


Seeing as the police don't seem to recognise the legitimacy of press card these days. We thought we would make our status clear with our own badge..

We have seen artists arrested under the terrorism legislation.
A local historian stopped and searched for photographing a plaque on a bench.

I was also detained by police in the London Docklands before Christmas whilst covering a traveller wedding and accused of doing 'hostile reconnaissance'. Read the Guardian and other related articles here


Enough is Enough.

Monday 16th February 2009 will see the enforcement of Section 76 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008. As the British Journal of Photography (BJP) wrote last month,

“The relationship between photographers and police could worsen next month when new laws are introduced that allow for the arrest - and imprisonment - of anyone who takes pictures of officers ‘likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism’.”

Read the full BJP article
here

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has teamed up with Mark Thomas (writer, broadcaster, comic and political activist), Chris Atkins (the BAFTA nominated director and writer of the feature film documentary Taking Liberties), and many more for a “media event” outside New Scotland Yard on Monday 16 February 2009. The plan is simple, turn up with your camera and exercise your democratic right to take a photograph in a public place.

More info about the background to this “media event” visit the NUJ
here

Please note: This is NOT a Protest!

Eamonn McCann


Eamonn McCann Derry journalist and political activist speaks at a Haldane Society meeting about the Raytheon 9 victory and Political Protest in Northern Ireland. The College of Law. London.

See web gallery here