Women’s March – London

On the day following the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States close to 100,000 protestors marched on London to voice their opposition to his presidency and to spread a message of inclusiveness and positivity in the wake of the rising tide of intolerance and division that has emerged fromContinue reading “Women’s March – London”

Yorkshire’s Gasland

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique designed to recover gas and oil from shale rock. The process involves drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure which in turn allows the gas to flow out to the head of theContinue reading “Yorkshire’s Gasland”

Labour North Conference

Members and supporters of the Labour Party attended their regional conference at the International Centre for Life in Newcastle today. Following an introduction to the stage by Newcastle North MP Chi Onwurah, party leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the conference reiterating that the north maintains strong Labour support and is an area with many proud traditions.Continue reading “Labour North Conference”

Centre of the Community

Following an announcement by the Chancellor George Osborne last year where he revealed his plans to stop the current NHS bursary for a student loan system from September 2017 a small but vocal group of student nurses, midwives and their supporters held a rally against the cuts in Middlesbrough this afternoon. For the trainee nursesContinue reading “Centre of the Community”

Newcastle becomes United

Newcastle was very much united today as the city, its inhabitants and many others who travelled in from further afield came together to hold a counter-demonstration and march in response to a demonstration by the German based far right movement – PEGIDA. The group formed originally by a German┬áPR agency owner called Lutz Bachmann, heldContinue reading “Newcastle becomes United”

The Year in Focus – 2014

So once again we’re heading towards that end of year time when many photographers roll out their ‘Year in Pictures‘ features showing some of their work from over the year. So it seems fitting that I post up some pictures from the range of work that I’ve shot this year. Some of it was shotContinue reading “The Year in Focus – 2014”

Freedom for Palestine

Around 1500 people marched through the centre of Middlesbrough today in a peaceful demonstration to show their support for Palestinians living in Gaza. People from all communities, religions and backgrounds attended the march through the town showing solidarity for the people of Gaza and calling for an end to the military action being conducted byContinue reading “Freedom for Palestine”

Teesside Palestine solidarity campaign

Members of the Teesside Palestine solidarity campaign group gathered in the centre of Middlesbrough town centre earlier this evening to mount a peaceful demonstration to voice their opposition to the current Israeli actions in Gaza.         See more of my work on my website and blogs…..HERE Images remain copyright Ian Forsyth /┬áLondonContinue reading “Teesside Palestine solidarity campaign”

Public sector strike action

A public sector worker stands on a picket line during a strike outside the Vancouver House building in Middlesbrough town centre. The strike is part of a country wide action that will see an expected 1.5 million workers including teachers, firefighters and civil servant members of public sector unions such as Unison, Unite, GMB, PCS,Continue reading “Public sector strike action”

Degrees of separation

Middlesbrough town centre hosted two demonstrations yesterday. The first was a counter demonstration held to celebrate diversity on Teesside and also to show opposition against an English Defence League demonstration that had been planned for later the same day…         TECH STUFF: All pictures were shot with a Leica M9 with aContinue reading “Degrees of separation”