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Alan Lodge Follow
Photographer: Nottingham UK : Interests in social concerns. Youth & multi-cultural, alternatives, travellers, festivals, enviro. Gay oh & other stuff.
Happy National Camera Day!
Here's a shot of war photographer Ernest Brooks pictured on the Western Front, 1917 with the camera he used in action.
Image: Crown copyright
Steve Bray 'could have played more dubstep', agrees parliament https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politics/steve-bray-could-have-played-more-dubstep-agrees-parliament-20220629222754
Our @DrLConnelly https://ayeright.scot/this-land-the-rooting-of-gypsies-and-travellers/
Why walking fish, knights fighting snails and mischievous monkeys give us so much insight.
Jubilee Beacon. Woodthorpe Park Nottingham https://youtu.be/gt-3XqC6-bI via @YouTube
Been watching the BBC Drama 'Sherwood' There was 2 murders in Nottinghamshire. Thus resulted in one of the biggest manhunts in Britain.
Anyway , I covered these event in reality back in August 2004. Here is a selection of my piccys from that operation.
New police powers to crack down on unauthorised encampments come into force https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-police-powers-to-crack-down-on-unauthorised-encampments-come-into-force
Help @netpol monitor the impact of the new anti-protest laws https://twitter.com/netpol/status/1541733159443759104
📢 CALL-OUT: the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Act comes into force today. Help Netpol monitor the impact of new anti-protest laws on our freedom to dissent! https://netpol.org/2022/06/28/pcsc-act-call-out/
Find out how the new #PolicingAct affects your protest rights 👇
Bindmans : Right or no right to protest? The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022
Equipment of Stop Brexit Man seized as new law comes into force https://youtu.be/SCIIZoutg9s via @YouTube
Do you feel safer then ?
Public safety boost as major justice reforms come into force https://www.gov.uk/government/news/public-safety-boost-as-major-justice-reforms-come-into-force
RIP - the right to protest https://twitter.com/snb19692/status/1541697952149807104
They have started already…. This is Parliamentary police just now.
"You can also report police incidents surrounding the act to Netpol, who will be monitoring exactly how the police enforce their new powers. Netpol is also running a campaign to #DefendDissent to resist the new legislation" https://www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2022/06/28/priti-patel-must-be-rubbing-her-hands-with-glee-as-the-police-crime-sentencing-and-courts-act-finally-comes-into-force/ @TheCanaryUK
Police swoop on Stop Brexit Man under new anti-protest law https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/28/police-swoop-on-stop-brexit-man-under-new-anti-protest-law?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1656427955
If you want to relive the #Glastonbury2022 come to #Bristol on Thursday night 6-8pm at the Martin Parr Foundation, I'll be showing work from @ShangrilaGlasto #GlastonburyonSea along with my mums Sheelagh Hunter photos from the 1970 Isle of Wright #festival #photography free drink
Nude photo series recaptures the spirit of the original Glastonbury https://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/where-have-all-the-flowers-gone/ via @creativeboom
Woman Captures Cloud Formation That Looks Like an Ocean in the Sky https://petapixel.com/2022/06/27/woman-captures-cloud-formation-that-looks-like-an-ocean-in-the-sky/
Sheffield Hallam University suspends English literature degree https://www.theguardian.com/education/2022/jun/27/sheffield-hallam-university-suspends-low-value-english-literature-degree?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1656331790
I am a photographer with a special interest to document the lives of travelling people and those attending Festivals, Stonehenge etc, what the press often describe as ‘New Age Travellers’ and many social concerns.
With my photography, I have tried to say something of the wide variety of people engaged in ‘Alternatives’, and youths’ many sub-cultures and to present a more positive view.
I have photographed many free and commercial events and have, in recent years, extended my work to include dance parties (’rave culture’), gay-rights events, environmental direct actions, and protest against the Criminal Justice Act and more recently, issues surrounding the Global Capitalism.
Further, police surveillance has recently become a very important subject for me!
In recognition of this work, received a ‘Winston’ from Privacy International, at the 1998 ‘Big Brother’ Awards. The citation reads: “Alan Lodge is a photographer who has spent more than a decade raising awareness of front-line police surveillance activities, particularly the endemic practice of photographing demonstrators and activists”.
I am based in Nottingham, UK.
“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.
In Switzerland they had brotherly love – they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock!!”
Harry Lime [Orsen Wells] The Third Man 1949
“Civilization will not attain to its perfection, until the last stone from the last church, falls on the last priest.”
“….I have an important message to deliver to all the cute people all over the world.
If you’re out there and you’re not cute, maybe you’re beautiful, I just want to tell you somethin’- there’s more of us ugly mother-fuckers than you are, hey-y, so watch out now…”