The Uncertainty of Terror


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The Uncertainty of Terror at London College of Communication

Images by American photographer William Deering that express some of the feelings experienced by Londoners on 7 July 2005 during the terrorist attacks.

Deering was on a Piccadilly line train on his way to a meeting at the London College of Communication that day not long before the attacks took place.

When his meeting ended he found himself outside the building seeing, feeling, watching an act of terrorism unfold. All modes of transport were unavailable, the tube was closed, the buses were not running and hailing a cab was impossible. That experience gave him the idea for creating a series of photos on the theme of "uncertainty and terror".

He says "Terror, or the threat of it, is the generally an intense fear mostly carried out without any real predictability. These images taken in the past couple of years are a reflection of that experience."

Deering is currently a lecturer at the University of Delaware in Newark, USA, and is Director of the Study Abroad programme to London. His work has taken him throughout the United States, Far East and Europe, involving a number of projects relating to design and fine art and his awards have been extensive over the last 30 years.


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