Thursday, 31 December 2009

The Last Decade


I have compiled a rather random selection of favorite highs and lows from the last decade.

Mostly of the global movements for social change, picturing the humour, hope, repression and desperation in an increasingly divided world.

To view the slideshow click here

It also marks a decade as a Report Digital contributor and I would like to thank John Harris for all his enthusiastic support, hard work, insight and friendship over the years.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

More Mass Arrests


Police line up prisoners on the ground, mass arrests after anti police riots break out in Christiania.


Protests against COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Copenhagen 2009, Denmark.


See Copenhagen web gallery here


© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk



Monday, 14 December 2009

Copenhagen Ice Bear


The WWF Copenhagen Ice bear, melting at COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Copenhagen 2009, Denmark.


View web gallery here


© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Friday, 11 December 2009

COP15 Copenhagen


Images from the protests against COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Copenhagen 2009, Denmark.


See web gallery here


© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

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.

Join the Facebook Group here

Follow PHNAT on twitter

http://PhotographerNotaTerrorist.org

Monday, 7 December 2009

A Seasonal Night for the Discontented

No Turning Back Christmas Party '09

Philosophy Football's 2009 Christmas Party is a seasonal night out of outrageous inspiration. We'll be mixing up ideas and entertainment for a fantastic event to start the festive break. Friday 18 December featuring a photographic review of the year from Jess Hurd. The lo-fi ukulele jazz of Tricity Vogue and one of the hits of the Edinburgh Festival Blow Up! The Credit Crunch Musical. With a German Oompah Band explaining the crisis of capitalism you just know you're in for a night out with a difference. The evening opens with an eighties vs noughties poetry slam, 1980s cult leftie alt poet Andy P vs new generation spoken word from Kate Tempest. Plus dancefloor fillers from Melstars: Music and in conversation John Harris, Helena Kennedy Jon Cruddas, Chuka Umunna and others. Presented in association with the campaigns and ideas group Compass. The party is at The Offside Bar & Gallery, 271 City Road London EC1.

For tickets please book here

More Hostile Reconnaissance

Last year on UN Human Rights Day I was invited to cover a traveller wedding, one of four in four days at Dale Farm ahead of a planned site eviction by Basildon Council in Essex

As UN Human rights Day approaches this week Dale Farm is still intact and NUJ lawyers have today submitted a letter to the IPCC about the treatment I faced from policemen who stopped me under s44 of the Terrorism Act at the wedding, who took my camera and said I could have been doing "Hostile Reconnaissance"

I have been covering the lives and struggles of travellers in the UK since 1996 and more recently the problems for Roma gypsies across Europe. See the destruction of Sulukule, the oldest gypsy community in the world and the conditions in the camps around Rome

This week I was invited back to Dale Farm to document a double wedding, son and daughter of Peal (pictured) see the web gallery here

Images available from www.reportdigital.co.uk

Saturday, 5 December 2009

The Wave


The Wave - the UK’s biggest ever demonstration in support of action on climate change. Ahead of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen Stop Climate Chaos Coalition calls on world leaders to take urgent action to secure a fair international deal to stop global warming. London.


Web Gallery commissioned by Stop Climate Chaos here


© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk