My Year

2016 was certainly a year of interesting times, and it kept me busier than I would like, though financially somewhat disastrous so far as my photography was concerned, with the agency though which I was selling most images was bought up by the Chinese on behalf of Getty.

I’ve not looked through all of the over 14 thousand images that I thought interesting enough to share with the world on My London Diary, but have gone through those that were the lead images in the roughly 325 stories I posted on that site this year. These aren’t always the images I liked best, as these are sometimes rather offbeat and unsuitable as a lead image or in portrait format, which doesn’t fit the web as well, but these are certainly some of the better images I’ve taken in 2016.

Overall I was pretty pleased to find so many good images, but disappointed not to find any that really stood out. Anyway, here are the dozen that I picked to sum up the year. I started with the idea of choosing one from each month, but eventually abandoned that idea and instead just chose those that appealed to me most.

Clicking and image will take you to the story it heads on My London Diary

9 Jan: Class War at White Cube, Bermondsey

27 Feb: Stop Trident March, Hyde Park Corner

9 Mar: Ugandans protest rigged election, Trafalgar Square

1 May: F**k PArade 4 Anti-capitalist street party with Class War and others, Tower Bridge

19 Jun: Class War at the Ripper Museum, Cable St

3 Jul: Neturei Karta at start of Al Quds Day march

27 Jul: UVW and supporters at CBRE Offices call for reinstatement of the Wood St 2, City of London

2 Sep: Black Lives Matter Movement outside the IPCC call for justice for Dalian Atkinson

29 Sep: LSE Cleaners launch their campaign

28 Oct: Focus E15 try to enter Theori Housing office in Walthamstow

5 Nov: UVW cleaners outside John Lewis, Oxford St

8 Dec: Class War at Zaha Hadid Architects, Clerkenwell

A Happy New Year to you all. Let’s hope it be peaceful and prosperous too.

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