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March against Trump state visit photos

Trump threatened to come to the UK to visit the Queen and the people aren’t happy. Cameras swinging from my neck, I took to the streets to photograph London recently; whose people on this particular evening, as luck would have it, were also out on the streets. A plethora of characters turned up to become one long body, spiked with flags and placards snaking through the Westminster streets to march against the Trump state visit.

In terms of the photography to match the feeling on the streets I went for a chaotic blend of styles. A haphazard mix of disposables, 35mm, flash, no flash, Cinestill and digital fittingly reflecting the mixed moods, fashions and faces on display staring, open mouthed into the neon night sky. Owen Jones writes well about the reasons for a mass street march of this kind. I’m not sure if this particular gathering had any impact, I doubt it, but it’s the existence, the record, the fact that someone knows that someone else was motivated that’s important. This is England… or at least the urban liberal left.

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