Sunday, 30 August 2009

Poo With a View


Compost toilets with Canary Wharf in the background. Climate Camp, Blackheath. South East London.


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Friday, 28 August 2009

More Future - Less Capitalism


Climate Camp action outside Barclays Bank offices at Canary Wharf. Investers in EON and the arms trade. The camp is established on Blackheath. South East London.

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Web gallery images here

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Climate Camp


Climate Campers establish camp on Blackheath. South East London.


More on the press restrictions and Guardian 'Content is Free' here and here


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Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Gathering Storm


Storm clouds gather over Canary Wharf, East London.

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Saturday, 22 August 2009

Justice for Sean Rigg


Family and friends of Sean Rigg gather outside Brixton police station demanding justice for his death in police custody one year ago.


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Sunday, 16 August 2009

Hackney Urinals


Hackney urinals with ferns. East London.


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Red, White and Blue


Unite Against Fascism protest outside the BNP Red White and Blue Festival in Condor, Derbyshire.

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Friday, 14 August 2009

'I've come home' - Peter Mandelson


The results of a very short session with Peter Mandelson in his office as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. London.

See web gallery here

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Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Firefighter - What's My Role?


Congratulations to Firefighter Magazine for winning 'Best Magazine' in the TUC Communication Awards.

Chuffed to have this profile piece written about my work. I consider it an honour to work with the FBU.

Thanks to photographers Paul Box and Justin Tallis.


Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Dale Farm - Portrait of a Grandmother

Irish traveller Mary-Anne McCarthy outside her home. Dale Farm residents, the largest traveller community in the UK are facing eviction from the Cray's Hill site in Essex. They demand the council re-home them to another location within the district.

See images from today's protest outside Basildon Council here where they delivered a Legal Memorandum to Basildon District Council setting out in terms of international law their rights to be re-settled as minority ethnic-community at another location.

"The Government has told Basildon it must provide land for us," said Mary-Ann McCarthy, who presented the memorandum. "But we fear they will evict us by forced before this happens."


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See Dale Farm video here

Monday, 10 August 2009

Canary Wharf “FLASH-MOB”


A new campaign for photographers’ rights launched this weekend – with more than two hundred photographers showing their support for the PhotographerNotaTerrorist.org website by holding up a placard saying “I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist!” – will help all photographers to understand and uphold their legal right to take photographs.

The campaign will fight for photographers’ rights across the country, opposing police repression and the abuse of anti-terrorism legislation. It will challenge the unreasonable restrictions in pseudo-public spaces such as shopping centres and Canary Wharf.

Anti-Terror Map: The website will map the use across the country of anti-terrorism legislation which can impose prison sentences for simply photographing a police officer and whose wide-ranging draconian powers allow police to stop and search anyone even where there is no reasonable suspicion of terrorism at all.

Stop & Search Bust Card: Also featured on the site will be a ‘bust card’ for photographers – that will set out their legal right to take photographs when stopped by police or security staff.

Canary Wharf ‘Flash-mob: The campaign calls for a National Photographers Flash-Mob of Canary Wharf on 12th September 2009 and is calling for photographers across the country to highlight spaces where photography is unreasonably restricted. The flash-mob action will highlight how heavy handed private security guards are restricting individual liberty and press freedom by preventing photographers from pursuing their hobby or their profession.

The London flash-mob will be at 3pm at the Clocks, Canary Wharf, London.


Wednesday, 5 August 2009

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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Full Moon


Full moon and corona.


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Monday, 3 August 2009

The Bay Tree Gets It


Comedian and political activist Mark Thomas and supporters hold hostage Margaret Morans MP's Bay Tree on the Fourth Plinth. It faced execution by radical pruning unless she resigned over the expenses scandal. Trafalgar Square, London.


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See Web Gallery here


Open letter from Mark Thomas here

Images showing in Mark Thomas's Edinburgh show at The Stand.