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Daily Archives: August 12, 2011

How the broom army photo swept the web

Following the riots in London on Monday, Andrew Bayles’ photograph of brooms being brandished in the air became an internet sensation. The picture shows those who turned out the next day to clean up the street of Clapham Junction.  ….more on this story from the BBC site

“The ‘Broom Army’ tag and my photo is something that I think is very special. It is a movement of solidarity to stand up for everything that is good about this country. I am very proud to have been there to help in the clean up and very proud that the image is being used countrywide to inspire further support in the clean-up effort.” Andrew Bayles

David Constantine Exhibition Bristol

Tonight I am off to Bristol to go the the private view of David Constantine’s exhibition at the View gallery. If you get the chance pop along and have a look at his remarkable images, further details here