What does it feel like to be in the centre of a major demonstration?
'CONFLICTED: London’s Faces of Protest' takes readers right inside the action, from Gaza to G20 and beyond. Close-up shots of current protests reveal the emotion and danger of the moment. Portraits of demonstrators and police show the commitment and fear that is part of direct action.
In eight chapters – one for each protest – this book covers the major London demonstrations of 2008 and 2009. Photographs show the fury resulting from the Israeli bombardment of Palestinians, grief over terrorist attacks in India, outrage at atrocities in the Congo, anger at police ‘kettling’ at the G20 protests, incomprehension over concentration camps in Sri Lanka and media anxiety about disappearing civil liberties.
Foreword by writer and broadcaster Alexei Sayle.
Photographs by Mark Esper.