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Different processing from the rest of the set, but thought it worked better in b&w.

Hackney, East London during the riots.

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  1. joeivory 43 months ago | reply

    One of the best of the bunch for me, Sven. There's something almost serene about her expression, and the feminine face beneath the mask and riot gear is really striking.

  2. Radu Zaciu (Thank you for 750,000+ views) 43 months ago | reply

    Excellent shot! You can see he, or she is scared, or at least worried.

  3. SFD (professional loungist) 43 months ago | reply

    Great series. Fair play to you I think I'd be fearful of getting camera nicked in the middle of the mele, or of the police taking exception to having their picture taken?

  4. Onlinus 43 months ago | reply

    Wow! This is a great photo journalistic shot! I love it! Great and meaningful composition that gives the picture both context and personality. Very very very good! Instant fave!

  5. 1875Brian 43 months ago | reply

    Fabulous shot. Very brave too, getting so close to the action. Well done.

  6. Gary Kinsman 43 months ago | reply

    The processing has come off well, very stylistic.

  7. Macariogomes 43 months ago | reply

    this pic really benefits from the hard contrast

  8. Sven Loach 43 months ago | reply

    Thank you very much for all your comments and support. I don't even remember taking this shot that day as it was all moving rather fast.

    Don't think so, they had much bigger worries to deal with. :)

    Just bring a good small camera out with you. I see all those journos with those big f-off canon 5ds, and I can see why they get their cameras nicked- so so conspicuous.

    Finally reading 'The Shock Doctrine", a brilliant book. So so true what you're saying.

  9. ReidOriginals slowly catching up 43 months ago | reply

    This is an amazing shot, that facial expression is totally impassive bordering on malicious, I can almost hear the batons drumming on the riot shields, stunning photography!

  10. Mihaililiev 43 months ago | reply

    Very nice photojournalism!!

  11. mamnaimie piotr 43 months ago | reply

    strong composition !

  12. benvan1 42 months ago | reply

    a powerful piece of photojournalism - well captured!

  13. mishainmadrid 41 months ago | reply

    you have a gift for street captures of photojournalistic quality. great work.

  14. teddave 40 months ago | reply

    missed this one in the melee... excellent

  15. Roland Ramanan 32 months ago | reply

    Great shot, brave stuff

  16. RDPress 24 months ago | reply

    Indeed -- color (ahem, colour) is sensual, Black & White is more ideological ... Well done!

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