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Why Does Street Photography Make us Paranoid? Debate at Housmans Bookshop

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Published on Jul 28, 2011

As part of the London Street Photography Festival 2011, a panel met to debate and discuss the themes of the film 'Stand Your Ground', challenging private policing of photography in public space in the City and also the wider themes of the privatisation of public land, surveillance and fear culture.

The panelists:
Anna Minton, Author of 'Ground Control: fear and happiness in the twenty-first century city
James Welch, legal director at Liberty
Pennie Quinton, Photographer and Journalist who successfully challenged Section 44 stop and search powers at the European courts
Dermont Robinson, Detective Superintendant, Head of Counter Terrorism, City of London Police
Terry Hanley, Planning and Contingency Director for Knightsbridge Guarding, a security services contractor

The panel was chaired by Grant Smith, photographer and founding member of 'I'm a Photographer not Terrorist'.

This film includes excerpts from the debate.

The full audio of the debate can be found at:

http://www.londonstreetphotographyfes...

Many thanks to Camilla Webster, Housmans bookshop and all panelists.

Filmed by Artur Assis
Edited by Kate scannell
Produced by Hannah White
Audio by Sophie Black

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