Photographs capturing the defiant spirit of the rave scene.
The week in wildlife – in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2021/jul/30/the-week-in-wildlife-in-pictures?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco
How the trespass movement is battling for a kinder, more inclusive Britain https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/environment/2021/07/how-trespass-movement-battling-kinder-more-inclusive-britain
How the trespass movement is battling for a kinder, more inclusive Britain
Lovely write-up of the @LandscapesofF #MassTrespass by @india_bourke for the @NewStatesman
Nigel Farage picked a fight with volunteers who save people from drowning. He lost. http://dlvr.it/S4gMvb
Donations to RNLI rise 3,000% after Farage’s migrant criticism https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/29/rnli-donations-soar-in-response-to-farages-migrant-criticism
‘Super committee’ to examine government’s Online Safety Bill.
Tory MP Damian Collins tells @jonsnowC4 why he does not believe hate speech should be accepted as a fact of modern life.
Tell @pritipatel to scrap the plans that could jail reporters for stories that embarrass the government - sign the @38_degrees petition #Journalismisnotacrime
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/embarrassing-the-government-should-not-be-a-crime?bucket=email-blast-29_7_2021_pressfreedomtest&utm_campaign=29_7_2021_pressfreedomtest&utm_medium=blast&utm #NUJ #secrets #sources #media #ethics #journalists #journalism
COVID-19 Canceled Burning Man. Where Does the Festival Go From Here? https://www.vice.com/en/article/epnqek/what-is-the-future-of-the-burning-man-festival-canceled-covid-pandemic-v28n3 via @vice
Former Blue Mountain nightclub occupied by squatters https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/former-blue-mountain-nightclub-occupied-5705387?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar
Your reminder that Boris Johnson was prosecuted for misconduct in public office and defended - successfully - by the same “left wing criminal justice lawyers” he now incites hatred towards. https://twitter.com/haggis_uk/status/1420301187270725638
Boris Johnson - "Labour has consistently taken the side of left-wing criminal justice lawyers against the interests of the public."
Cuts to art subjects funding ‘walk us back 60 years’, says artist Helen Cammock http://d.gu.com/S4ZSL6
Why I've bought the NIKON Z7 for Landscape Photography! https://youtu.be/zAxcaQPKNCk via @YouTube
Dreadlocked caucasians demand to face more discrimination
Dreadlocked caucasians demand to face more discrimination https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/caucasians-with-dreadlocks-demand-to-face-more-discrimination-2014050786295
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…”