Monday, 29 June 2009

Gawber Street Festival


The Gawber Street Festival, possibly London's smallest street festival. Tower Hamlets, East London.


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Sunday, 28 June 2009

No Borders


Refugees from the war in Afghanistan shelter in the 'jungle', woods in Calais where they are forced to sleep rough.


Approximately 800 people are living in squalid conditions, one in five are unaccompanied minors. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) plans to open an office in Calais to address the humanitarian crisis. France.


BBC News story here


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Thursday, 25 June 2009

Basking in Bow


Man sunbathes on an estate in Tower Hamlets. East London.


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Monday, 22 June 2009

Fair Exit


Victoria Park after Carters Steam Fair. East London.

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Sunday, 21 June 2009

Watching the Watchers


Police body wrap a FIT Watch protester Val Swain mother of three from Cardiff, who was photographing officers without identify numbers conduct stop and searches at Climate Camp near Kingsnorth coal fired electricity station. Rochester, Kent.

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They are making a complaint about their treatment by the police to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

See Climate Camp Fit Watch three arrests web gallery here

Guardian police footage here

After photographing the brutal arrest of the three FIT Watch protesters myself and other media colleagues were stopped and searched and detained for over an hour. We were then followed to a restaurant several miles away and were filmed through the window by the police Forward Intelligence Team.

Read my apology from Kent Police here

Friday, 19 June 2009

First Class, Second Class?


Postal workers strike against job losses, downgrading and threats to the service. Poplar and Isle of Dogs Delivery Office. Tower Hamlets. East London.


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Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Pearly Queens


Pearly Queens of Hackney and Clapton, dressed in a traditional Cockney costume covered in mother-of-pearl buttons on the London underground travelling East. London.


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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

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.

For booking information click here

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Monday, 15 June 2009

Where is Rosa?


Students occupy SOAS over the immigration raid and the deportation of 9 ISS sub contracted cleaners who had just had a unionising fair pay campaign.


National Refugee Week. London.


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Sunday, 14 June 2009

World Naked Bike Ride


World Naked Bike Ride. London.


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Tuesday, 9 June 2009

BNP - Off Our Streets


BNP leader Nick Griffin and Andrew Brons flanked by security are forced to flee a press conference by anti fascist protesters. College Green, Westminster. London.


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Murderers, torturers.


Defaced army recruitment poster. Hackney, London.


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Monday, 1 June 2009

MP's - Wanted


Hazel Blears MP - Wanted. The Government of The Dead try to arrest MP's for fraudulent expenses claims. Westminster Parliament. London.


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See web gallery here