“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell.
Picture: Millbank, London, 2010.
Context: In 2003 Marc Vallée started to document political protest and dissent. Marc’s pictures soon became documents from the frontline of people who take to the streets in the name of a cause. From the student protests over fees, to climate change and oil wars Marc has photographed them all and a lot more in between. All backed up by meticulous research.
Pictures: May Day, London, 2009. | Student Protest, London, 2009. | May Day, London, 2009.
An unexpected offshoot of this project was the need to document and campaign against the state targeting of photographers by the police. Marc went on to co-author major front page investigations for the Guardian and the Financial Times that exposed police surveillance of protesters and journalists as well as covert state targeting of environmental activists.
Publication: Huck Magazine, October 2009.