Category Archives: Politics

The Political Protest Photograph as an Artwork

Political photographs in museums and national art galleries are rare beasts. At least they were for many years prior to an exhibition of photographs depicting life in Britain: Who We Are: Photographing Britain at Tate Britain, London during 2007. On … Continue reading

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What’s Up? From Welling Riots to Scoping!

Absolutely nothing really, it’s just I haven’t been on here in over a year! Time flies so fast, blink and I missed it! I’ve nearly finished an MA dissertation and that has kept me busy for the last three months, … Continue reading

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More Photos: Anti-Bosnian War Protest, Trafalgar Square, circa 1994

With the extradition of Abu Hamza and four others to the USA for prosecution for allegedĀ  terrorist acts, maybe a really bad era for Britain has finally come to an end. It also reminded me of my first experience of … Continue reading

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London2012: David Cameron Heckled By Olympics Volunteer

Upset Gamesmaker heckles David Cameron about the poor in London before being escorted out of the UDAC building. Cameron retorts that politics should be ‘left out’! So why was Cameron there if it was not to gain political points for … Continue reading

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David Bond: Still no Honour for his achievements in the 1948 London Olympics?

David Bond has no recognition today of his Olympic Gold medal (one of only three won by British athletes) whereas his fellow champion, Stewart Morris, has an OBE(awarded for WWII action in Normandy). I don’t even think there is a … Continue reading

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Giant of an Article on Europe’s Little People

HD had often noticed how small people make good comedians. Arthur Askey, Ant and Dec, Sid Little (of Large fame), Charlie Drake and so on….so he laughed a lot when this article appeared today(Sunday) adding Berlusconi and Sarkozy to this … Continue reading

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London Riots: Parallels From the Past

I’m too old these days to wander round the streets of London. After many years of street photography I have witnessed and recorded much aggression vented. From the BNP Welling riot of 1993 to the snapping of fast cars going … Continue reading

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Another HD Photograph: Spitalfields, London

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German Right on the rise Again!!!

Soon Germany will have to make a decision whether to stay in the Euro or not. Germany is getting economically strong again. A strength historians and others have said would cause security issues across the world again. Be afraid, very … Continue reading

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The veil and niqab controversy and the historical perspective

With france possibly on the verge of banning the wearing of niqabs in public and the UKIP calling for a ban over here in the UK, HD thought a republishing of this piece from 2006 was relevant:
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