Roger Bamber – Out of the Ordinary

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Roger Bamber/Topfoto Back in the early eighties Nikon had decided to consult press photographers how to improve their flagship F3 camera for news work. Modifications included a hot shoe, covered shutter release, a stop on the film rewind to create the F3P. But at first only the ‘Nikon Favoured’ could lay their hands on one, and those so honoured would flourish their cameras at every photocall.

Tim BishopRoger Bamber – Out of the Ordinary

Royal Parks Permits

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In letters signed by The BPPA, the News Media Association, the Chartered Institute of Journalists, the British Association of Journalists and the Foreign Press Association in London and sent to the Editor of The Times and the Director of Communications, Marketing and Engagement for the Royal Parks the five organisations made it clear that restrictions placed upon news-gatherers excluding them from areas open to the public

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The Association’s response to the arrest of Peter Macdiarmid

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Photo: ©Peter Macdiarmid/London News Pictures. 24 August 2022 Following the arrest of multi-award winning photojournalist Peter Macdiarmid whilst covering this morning’s Just Stop Oil protest at Clacket Lane Services on the M25, The British Press Photographers’ Association would, once again, like to remind Police Officers that journalists have a right and a duty to report the news. Mr Macdiarmid identified himself as the holder of a

thebppaThe Association’s response to the arrest of Peter Macdiarmid

Aperture, Life Through a Fleet Street Lens by John Downing MBE

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It seems so odd to be reading Aperture, Life Through A Fleet Street Lens, by one of The BPPA’s founders and its chair, John Downing, without a drink being shoved into my hand, albeit cranberry juice, without a crumbled blunt in an scruffy suit chipping in unwelcome corrections, without the occasional well-wisher, old friend, colleague resting a hand lazily on John’s shoulder as he passes smiling cheerfully

thebppaAperture, Life Through a Fleet Street Lens by John Downing MBE

Letter to the joint Chairs of The Conservative Party

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One of our members who regularly covers the party conferences brought the fact that the Conservative Party has introduced charges for media to attend their annual conference. The BPPA Chair Paul Ellis wrote to the joint Chairmen of the Party to ask why this was. Here is the text of his letter: To: Ben Elliott & The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP Dear Sirs For

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The BPPA’s Press Photographer of the Year winner

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Getty Images photographer Chris Furlong received his trophies today after winning three categories in the recent The BPPA Press Photographer of the Year competition as well as the main prize. Chris had winning portfolios in the news, art and entertainment and covid essay categories. Press Photographer of the Year 2021 Chris Furlong said: “I’m absolutely delighted. That’s just brilliant! It’s been another tough year and I’m

Peter SummersThe BPPA’s Press Photographer of the Year winner