It is with great sadness that we have received the news of the death of Larry Herman. He was a great photographer and his images held compassion for the peoples’ stories he was telling, travelling the world with his trusty Leica’s.
He was a stalwart of the NUJ Freelance Branch, the London Photographers Branch and the press freedom campaign, “I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist” where he was joint treasurer.
Larry always had a contribution to make, he was forthright with his opinions and always tried to link the struggles for truth and justice.
Photographers rights campaign group I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist (PHNAT) is shocked to learn the Metropolitan police were repeatedly caught attempting to use Section 14 (S14) of the Public Order Act to obstruct UKPCA press card carrying photographers and broadcast news cameras from covering arrests at the recent Extinction Rebellion protests in London.
The alarm was first raised by photographer Mark Kerrison, who was covering arrests at a peaceful lock-on protest in Oxford Circus on Saturday 20 April, in scenes not witnessedsince the 2009 G20 London summit.