This photo is a reflection of how, over time, displacement can lead to beauty. Muslim slaves imported to South Africa in the eighteenth century from Malaysia, Indonesia and Africa (supplemented by political exiles from Java and Ceylon in the early 1800s) constructed narrow townhouses in the “Bo Kaap” area of Cape Town following emancipation in […]
This photo was taken in Axum, northern Ethiopia in November 2019. On the first seven days of each of the 13 months of the Ethiopian calendar, a replica of the Ark of the Covenant is paraded around the streets of the town in the very early hours of the morning, followed by a candlelit procession […]
Water displacement is a particular case of fluid displacement, which is simply the principle that any object placed in a fluid causes that fluid to no longer occupy that volume of space. The fluid must go somewhere, however, and so with liquids in containers, this causes their overall height to rise. Fluid displacement in general and […]
This image was taken in October 2018 in the Mathere slum, Nairobi, Kenya. I choose this image as the women pictured here was the grandmother of a student at a local school who invited us to visit her shanty. We were visiting the Mathere slums, which has a population of 500K, with a local charity […]
In 2019, lawyers and law students turned to the power of photography to highlight the urgency of tackling the climate change emergency, entering a competition. The first Global Law Photography competition was won by Hogan Lovells senior associate Magdalena Bakowska, for a photograph depicting aridification in the Namib desert, Namibia. In second place was Law Society ‘Back to Law ambassador’ Camilla Bindra-Jones. Her photograph of three dead birds, arranged on stones, referenced the high number of bird deaths caused by extreme winds (volatile weather patterns being a feature of a changed global climate). Another Hogan Lovells associate, Lauren Bruce, was highly commended for her photograph of a disintegrating aeroplane in Iceland.
2ND PLACE: First and Final Flight Camilla Bindra-Jones – Back to Law Ambassador, Salisbury All week concerns were expressed by SpringWatch for the fledglings under watch. Strong winds unusual for England in June came as predicted & scattered the precious cargo. I felt the parents sorrow and placed their children in a row. I know […]
3rd PLACE: White Elephant Lauren Bruce, Associate, Hogan Lovells, London This photo was taken at the Solheimasandur plane wreck in Southern Iceland. Airplanes have a huge environmental impact, both the pollution when flying and in the environmental destruction of a crash. Strangely this crash site had been repurposed as a tourist attraction, juxtaposed against the […]