Freelance profile

David Hoffman (David Hoffman Photo Library)

My social issues focused stock archive contains journalistic and documentary work covering 40 years including drugs and drug use, policing, disorder, race and racists, riots, youth, prostitution, protest, homelessness, housing, environmental demonstrations and events, waste disposal, alternative energy and pollution. There is a wide range of reportage and general stock, topical issues from flash mobs to SUVs. Primarily UK images, plus Europe, USA, Canada, Venezuela, Mexico and Thailand. Commissions welcomed. Just call or email if you'd like to talk through your project.

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Contact details:

Region/nation: London
Country: United Kingdom
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Telephone: 020 8981 5041
Mobile: 07881 817 751


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PhotographerRates: Photography
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  • Current affairs
  • Drugs
  • Social Sciences
  • Youth
  • Charity/voluntary sector
  • Environment and conservation
  • Ethnic and minority
  • Industry
  • Women's issues
  • Business and commerce

Major clients:

  • national newspapers
  • magazines
  • advertising agencies
  • pressure groups
  • trade unions

Profile last updated: 2017-02-28 13:58:48

Extra information:

David Hoffman has specialised in social issues photography for more than 30 years. Resolutely independent, he primarily shoots stock for his own photo library, rather than working to commissions. Much of his work centres on the increasingly visible control the state exerts over our lives and choices. Racial and social conflict, policing, homelessness, drugs, poverty, social exclusion and environmental protection are documented, often through coverage of protest. A board member of the British Photographic Council, a founding member of Editorial Photographers UK, Photo-Forum London and the campaigning group “I’m A Photographer Not A Terrorist” with a critical interest in issues around press freedom and policing as well as copyright and intellectual property, David is actively engaged on the frontline of his beleaguered profession.


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Poll Tax riot, Trafalgar Square, London. © David Hoffman Poll Tax riot, Trafalgar Square, London.
The day that finished Thatcherism. Poll Tax riot in Trafalgar Square, London '90. A series of small riots and protests swept the country culminating in a mass march on Downing Street. Pushed up to Trafalgar Square and repeatedly attacked by police on horseback & in vehicles the protesters dispersed through the West End shopping areas starting fires and causing tens of millions of pounds damage.
Young Leaders' Academy © David Hoffman Young Leaders' Academy
Eastside Young Leaders Academy. A project based in East London helping young African Caribbean boys at the edge of society to develop self esteem & positive motivation.
City by night © David Hoffman City by night
View from Tower Bridge looking towards the City of London across the Thames. Swiss Re building (The Gherkin) on the right.