Accepting Documentary Photographer of the Year at the British Photography Awards 2023

About Me

I'm Jamie Bellinger. For a little over ten years I've been photographing protest and activism on the streets of the UK.

Today my work focuses primarily on climate activism, documenting the action of groups like Extinction Rebellion, Greenpeace and more recently Just Stop Oil. I also photograph protests to do with wider social justice issues, UK politics and global events such as the conflicts in Ukraine and Palestine.

Creatively, I aim for a middle ground between traditional 'press' photography and something more stylistically bold, with an emphasis on story and content over aesthetic. Substance over style, though a little style never hurts.

I'm based in Bath, in the south-west of England.

For new work as it happens — plus daily highlights from my archives — follow me on Instagram.

In November 2023, my photo — 'Orange is the New Black' — was awarded Overall Winner in the Documentary category of the British Photography Awards. The image shows the arrest of a Just Stop Oil protester at the Aston Martin showroom on Park Lane in Mayfair, London.

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