A short history describing the Travellers, Free Festivals and Free Party scene. Police, Policing and Surveillance
"it's not paranoia .... if they're really after you!
Alan Lodge comes from a #freefestival and #traveller background. Living in old busses, trucks and caravans, he drove around the country on ‘the circuit’ with his family and friends. Since the late 1970’s he has been photographing events and the people around him. Dealing with aspects of ‘alternative’ lifestyles and sub-cultures. Photographing many free and commercial events, 'free party' events ('rave culture'), environment protest, land rights with surrounding social concerns. He aims to present a more positive view of people and communities that are frequently misrepresented. He has a particular insight into this world since unlike so many press photographers arriving for a dramatic news story; he wants to give a more insightful view that only people who have been accepted into a community can really achieve. It has not been so easy since many are suspicious of anyone with a camera and their motives. Conflict with the police in more recent years has become a fact of life. Eviction from land and squats, difficulties with children’s education when being continually moved on, all added to the mix. Also, he is noted for covering political and environmental actions, such protest frequently involving policing operations, especially in relation to surveillance. His work has been produced for publication, galleries, digital and slide projections at events and presented at large scale in public space. Moving beyond photography, he has experimented with a variety of mixed media. A post-graduate of Nottingham Trent University with an MA degree in Photography, Lodge specialised in issues surrounding representation, presenting himself in print and audio-visual format. A member of the National Union of Journalists, he is a documentary photographer, a photo-journalist and ‘storyteller’ always on the lookout to cover the different strands of such related issues. alan @ alanlodge.co.uk
Gatherings & Public Order Zine A Zine by Alan Lodge [A5 24 Page] A short history describing the Travellers, Free Festivals and Free Party scene. Police, Policing and Surveillance its not paranoia .... if theyre really after you! Alan Lodge comes from a free festival and traveller background.
If you ever come to Cyprus you should enjoy the #seaview from the ruins of #bellapais down towards Kyrenia. My recommendation is to go to the Restaurant Kybele then you can enjoy the view while having a great lunch.