This Friday is the now legendary BPPA and Snapperweb xmas party

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Just a quick reminder folks – this Friday is the now legendary BPPA and Snapperweb xmas party – and you are all invited!! It’s at Ye Olde Cock Tavern – 22 Fleet Street – pretty much opposite the High Court. Kick off from 6.30. As usual the highlight will be the charity raffle with prizes donated from our very generous

Julie EdwardsThis Friday is the now legendary BPPA and Snapperweb xmas party

Introducing the Board: Anthony Devlin

in Board Members, Features, Photography by Julie Edwards

I have worked as a professional photographer since leaving university in 2002, starting my career in the darkroom at the Tameside Reporter in 2001 before joining the NCTJ Press Photography course, which led to a position at the Gloucestershire Echo in 2003. In 2004 I won the Lord’s/MCC Young Sports Photographer of the year Bursary and following a year of cricket photography

Julie EdwardsIntroducing the Board: Anthony Devlin

An open letter to Alamy CEO James West

in Current Affairs, Open letter, Photography, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

Dear Mr West When our members first pointed out that Alamy was reducing the commission that it pays to contributing photographers the first reaction was “oh no not again”. Sitting and watching the video that you posted on YouTube didn’t help.  Alamy is a company whose success is built on its relationship with the people who have trusted you to

thebppaAn open letter to Alamy CEO James West

Introducing the board: Jonathan Buckmaster

in Board Members, Features, Photography by Julie Edwards

My first interest in photography was at the start of my teenage years when, with my brand new Russian made Zenith camera, I would spend hours walking around my home tome of Marlow-on-Thames photographing everything and anything in hazy black and white, sending the film off and awaiting the prints with mounting excitement about a week later. After getting a

Julie EdwardsIntroducing the board: Jonathan Buckmaster

Women in Focus

in Events, Features, Photography, Photojournalism by Julie Edwards

On Tuesday 13th November a large group of predominantly female professionals from the world of Photojournalism gathered in London for the very well attended “Women In focus”, hosted by Reuters and International Center of Photography at The Ned. The event was focused on Photojournalism but for the sake of this piece I will refer throughout to Photography or “the Industry”.

Julie EdwardsWomen in Focus

Introducing the New Chairman

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Hello, I’m Lindsey and I’m your elected Chair.  I’m celebrating my thirtieth year in press photography this year. WOW. That number hadn’t crossed my mind until writing this.   I was seventeen years old and at sixth form college when I walked through the door at my parents’ house who I lived with, and announced I was leaving college and

Julie EdwardsIntroducing the New Chairman

New Board Member for Social Media & Web

in Board Members, Press Photography, The BPPA by Julie Edwards

We’d like to introduce you to the new board member who will all be playing an active role in making this yet another successful year for the BPPA and British Press Photography. I am Julie Edwards and I have been a press photographer for just over 10 years, working mainly in the Entertainment Industry. I have already introduced a series

Julie EdwardsNew Board Member for Social Media & Web

Members Stories: Boris goes for a run…

in Current Affairs, Features, Journalism, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography by Julie Edwards

In the first post of what will be a regular feature of BPPA Members telling the story behind a photo, BPPA Member Peter Macdiarmid, photographer London News Pictures, talks about …. Boris goes for a run …. It’s not often that a press photograph leads the news agenda, but it does happen now and again. I have been working as a press

Julie EdwardsMembers Stories: Boris goes for a run…

The BPPA Bookshop – NOW OPEN

in Assignments, Assignments 2017, Books, Photography, Press Photography, The BPPA by BPPA Editor

We are getting loads of requests for copies of the Assignments catalogues – way more than expected – we’re really pleased that it is so popular! To make it a bit easier to deal with the demand we have just added a “Bookshop” to the BPPA website where you can buy the books. IT’S OPEN NOW!!! For those of you

BPPA EditorThe BPPA Bookshop – NOW OPEN

Assignments 2017 – IT’S OPEN!!

in Assignments, Assignments 2017, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, Remember, The BPPA by BPPA Editor

The British Press Photographers’ Association is pleased to announce that ASSIGNMENTS 2017 is now accepting entries. There are a few things different from last year so please do read the new rules and how to enter – we are realists though – we know you will probably skip to the “how do I enter” bit without going through the rest

BPPA EditorAssignments 2017 – IT’S OPEN!!