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On the Culture of Protest

David Sladek | United Kingdom


Britain in the recent years has seen an unprecedented number of demonstrations. Political and social unrest was dominated by several topics including Brexit, women rights and the NHS. While most media outcome seemed to be focused on size of the rallies and picking up the front line activists or limitless creativity of the placards, I wanted to look beyond the banners deeper into the crowds and study their interaction with streets. I discovered scores of stories of adults or children frequently introduced to protests by their parents to grow a new generation of socially conscious citizens.

David Sladek is a Czech independent photographer and journalist living in London. For several years he worked for the Czech News Agency as a reporter. Since moving to the UK he has been focusing his work on minorities and subcultures of England. Since 2017 he has been documenting the culture of protest in the UK

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