Day One – 9.4.2022 I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, there’s something distinctly tribal about a big XR protest. Things were advertised to get underway at ten am in Hyde Park. I arrived at nine, to find a few flags, a few police vans and some steward, in the park not far … Continue reading April 9 / 10.4.2022 – In London with Extinction Rebellion
Well, I didn’t make it to COP26. Bunch of reasons for that. Work mostly. The nearest I managed, thanks to an inside tip, was to be at the local station when two of the ladies in red started their trip to Glasgow. Well I watched the proceedings on the news. It doesn’t seem to have … Continue reading XR – London, November 21.
Extinction Rebellion, August 22-25 2021 Intro - Here we go again. Extinction Rebellion came to London again this week, and so yet again it was time to book a Travelodge, catch a train, and start photographing the latest chapter in what’s become something of a project. I was in London in June, photographing their “Free … Continue reading August 2021 – Extinction Rebellion’s “Impossible Rebellion”.
Saturday. London. The protest weekend. The first time in over a year I’d travelled overnight, the first time since August that I’d been out of my provincial hometown. Day one was to begin at noon, outside BBC broadcasting house. Walking up from my hotel off Parliament Square, through a London summer morning that seemed to … Continue reading 26.6.21-27.6.21 – London’s Weekend of Protest.
As people who read this blog on a halfway regular basis will have noted, my photo work on the Extinction Rebellion protests have been a fixture. At time of writing I’ve covered seven of their protests (or affiliated protests) in five cities, and all things being equal that’s going to continue into 2020. This then … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion – Entering Year Two (One Man’s Opinion On A Global Movement).
Introduction Keen followers of this blog will know that back in April I stumbled across the Extinction Rebellion protests while in London on unrelated business. I spent four days there. I photographed, I talked to people, and then when I got home I wrote a blog post about it. And I thought that would be … Continue reading In London With Extinction Rebellion (Again).
So many times, when I’m writing up my experiences of following the Extinction Rebellion and its allied climate protests, the writing begins as a travelogue. Like my photography it’s a reason to travel, go new places, see new things. This, is not one of those times. It was a local outbreak of a global protest, … Continue reading Hometown Protests – Global Climate Protests In Small Towns
If anyone reading has turned on the news just lately, then may be aware of the XR Action that broke out in five of the UK’s major cities (London, Bristol, Leeds, Cardiff, Glasgow) on July 15th. I was, which is why first thing Monday I was on the bus down to Cardiff. Since I stumbled … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion – Cardiff, July ’19
Well I’ve shot pictures of XR London back in April. I was in Bristol with XR52 in June. Saw a little protest in my own hometown clinging to the West coast of Wales. Now, there’s a new city getting a protest, and a new place for me to take my cameras. Which is why, at … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion Birmingham – 13/7/2019
Day one. 15/4/19 Until around noon on Monday I couldn’t have told you there was a protest. I was in London to see a few exhibitions and do a little street photography, and I’d headed to Parliament Square to see if there was anyone waving a Brexit sign. Parliament Square, 15/04/2019 There wasn’t - not … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion – Four Days Of Photographing Urban Protest