Sean Hawkey

My name is Sean Hawkey, I'm from Brighton in the UK. My photos have appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines including the New York Times and The Guardian and they've also been used by multilateral and non-governmental organisations such as the WHO, UNFCCC, the Fairtrade networks and the ACT Alliance. I've had joint and solo exhibitions in several countries across Europe and Latin America, and with the Royal Photographic Society. I've recently undertaken commissions for portraits at the Royal Opera House.

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The Christian 'Arrestables' for Climate Justice

by Sean Hawkey 04-22-2019
Photos of faith leaders offering sanctuary, civil disobedience during London’s Extinction Rebellion

Christians are stepping up to show their leadership on climate action in London this week during the Extinction Rebellion protests that have occupied four key positions in central London over the past week. The Extinction Rebellion has three stated demands of the United Kingdom government: declare a climate and ecological emergency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2015, and "create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.” In the collective nonviolent efforts to achieve these goals, over 950 have been arrested.

Human Rights Groups On the Ground Amid Violent Honduras Election Protests

by Sean Hawkey 02-13-2018

'We stand on the front line, between the protesters and the military. We take photographs of what happens. We see how people are beaten, and taken. And we know that when people are taken, they are often not taken to a police station, but somewhere else where they are beaten, often to try to get information from them, and then later, and hour or two later, they are taken to a police station. Some arrived injured, their heads or hands broken, with burns. We try to take photographs as people are being arrested, and also as they arrive at police stations, to compare the condition they leave and arrive in. The soldiers cover their identity, they all wear ski masks, but the vehicles they use can often be identified."

Life in 'The Jungle:' A Photo Essay

by Sean Hawkey 01-06-2016
Inside the Makeshift Refugee Camp in France

All photos by Sean Hawkey/WCC

The Jungle is an informal camp for refugees in Calais, France. It currently houses nearly 7,000 people who live under tarpaulins and in tents. They are fleeing war-torn areas, economic collapse, and climate change in countries like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Sudan, and Ethiopia. There is no drainage in the camp, so when it rains it is a mudbath, there are a few toilets and standpipes.

The journey to The Jungle camp has been dangerous and exhausting for most of them, and new arrivals have often worn out their shoes walking across Europe, some have lost so much weight they need a new size of clothing when they arrive. People arrive traumatized and afraid.

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