Friday, 10 December 2010

Student Riots 24/11/2010

The second dose of student riots in central London. The main protest was kettled very close to downing street and a denied police horse charge. I managed to stay away from the main kettle however a  very violent riot started out side which then charged up to Covent Garden wrecking stuff on route.
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Friday, 3 December 2010

Millbank 10/11/2010 - First Student Riots!

These are my shots from the first student riots, managed to get shots in the Arts London News paper and on their website which was good.
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I can see many more events like this happening.



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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

6/11/2010 - Protest Day


I was on an assignment for uni to cover the London/ Brighton veteran car run and over the day I managed to cover an extra three protests. A busy day, covering a U.A.F march, a march against the Burmese "Junta Election", and another against Ahva who work in illegally taken parts of Palestine.
What was most distressing about the Palestine protest was that a lot of Israelis had turned up to insult the Palestinians and people in solidarity with them, wives of the EDL (English Defence League) turned up giving this whole event a very grim feeling.



The Burmese protest outside the countries' embassy was full of emotion, feeling and anger. It was also very colourful, which I like in an event such as this. The protestors will be revelling in the fact that Aung San Suu Kyi has been released making Burma one massive step closer to democracy and a fair and free life.


Though I hadn't taken a portrait in ages.




Monday, 8 November 2010

CRUDE AWAKENING PROTEST

An amazing protest where eco-friendly protestors managed to blockade the Coryton Oil Refinery, essentially stopping the flow of oil into london for a whole day. I was half in support of them as well as photographing and it was really good. There was very little violence or aggression and everyone was in a constructive and good fun mood. Well done to the organizers for keeping it so secret, we didn't know what on earth we were doing until we were on the train!

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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Morocco That's Where I'm From!

Over summer I went on an amazing trip to Morocco, we landed in Marrakech but travelled all around.


Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Bulgaria

I went to Bulgaria with my family as it was a free two week holiday and it was really nice to spend time with them. I took the opportunity to try and make some work and this is the outcome! Throughout history Bulgaria has been taken over, invaded and changed politics many times. So there is a clear sign of a lot of different cultures. Firstly the Church rules most people and this is clear all over the country, however it was previously an extremely Communist eastern European state that has now started to accept Western policies. It is fast becoming another western capitalist state which means for example, that there is a lot of western adverts and culture on the side of  very communist blocks of flats. I also noticed how the Communists and obviously built these huge public amenities but with bugger all people to fill them. So many of the town centres feel very empty and hot. Bulgaria was also run by the Ottoman Empire so there is also a lot of Turkish culture around as well.
I tried to capture the mix of eastern and western culture in the inner cities and how the rural areas are all still pretty much peasant communities and the juxtaposition of these places.