No Poll Tax
by Mark Simmons
As part of a wider documentation of local and regional activities agiainst the regressive Poll Tax legislation, I documented the Big London Anti Poll Tax demonstration in 1990 which lead to ‘The Battle of Trafalgar’. Here a demonstrator appeals to not pay the tax.
Mark Simmons has been working in Bristol as a freelance portrait photographer and photojournalist for the last 20years. He has worked for the Bristol Evening Post and is a frequent contributor to Venue and Folio magazines. He regularly undertakes assignments for Bristol City Council and arts/community organisations.
His studio work encompasses portrait commissions for musicians, bands, actors, performers and models / fashion shoots.
Mark has recently had a successful retrospective exhibition at the ‘Open Space’ gallery in Bristol prompting Catharina Davison of the ‘Metro’ newspaper to write of his work: “The quality and diversity of which are phenomenal”.
For more of Mark Simmons's work, see: www.marksimmonsphotography.co.uk
Comments on this photograph:
A defining moment in modern UK Social History…
People Power still exists, it just has to be exerted…
— Gareth Strangemore-Jones · 23 September 2008 · #