About the Book
In the age of social media, who are the people still climbing onto stepladders or upturned milk crates to voice their opinion to an often tiny audience? Do the speakers really want to change the world or do they just like the sound of their own voices? Who are the regulars that attend every Sunday, whatever the weather? And the nutcases – are they genuinely mad or do they just act their part in this weekly spectacle?
Jan Enkelmann’s photographs, taken over a period of three years, capture the spirit and the passion of the people gathering at this unique London institution. Interviews with five long-standing speakers reveal why Speakers’ Corner might be more relevant today than it has been for decades.
Features & Details
- Primary Category Arts & Photography Books
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Softcover: 9781367378520
- Publish Date Aug 08, 2016
- Language English
- Keywords Speakers' Corner, London, England, United Kingdom, Hyde Park, free speech, freedom of speech, human rights, politics, tourist attraction, history, social media, Ishmahil Blagrove, Heiko Khoo, Martin Besserman, Jonathan Fitter, Steve Same
Jan Enkelmann is a London-based documentary and travel photographer. His book 'Happiness' (co-authored with his wife Maren) was published in 2007 by Bucher/Prestel. It won the ITB Book Award for Best Illustrated Travel Book 2008. www.enkelmann.co.uk