EPUK members Adrian Arbib and Gary Trotter ask “What is the Government really protecting,” in a joint talk at the Art Jerico Gallery in Oxford on Thursday, March 11th.
To coincide with Adrian Arbib’s exhibition HOMELAND at Art Jerico, photographers Arbib and Trotter discuss the impact on the media and on ordinary citizens, of legislation brought in since New Labour came to power in 1997.
Trotter, who famously photographed Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott playing croquet when he was supposed to be running Britain, has criticised the widespread use of powers granted under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act to harass and intimidate photographers.
In 2007 Arbib was served a High Court Injunction by energy giant npower while covering a story on the dumping of power station ash at the Radley Lakes beauty spot in Oxfordshire for The Guardian newspaper.
• Silencing the Citizen, a discussion between two news photographers, with slideshow and film, is at 7:30pm, Thursday, March 11th 2010 at the Art Jerico Gallery, King Street, Oxford OX2 6DF (behind the Jude The Obscure pub on Oxford’s Walton Street).