Quis custodiet IPSOs custodes?

in Education, Ethics, Journalism, Law by BPPA Editor

That’s the Mail Online brush-off, saying after publishing Rebecca Reid’s profile picture without either permission or payment, that by making her picture ‘public and discoverable’ she has posted it ‘into the public domain’. This is arrant nonsense. The public domain has a very specific meaning in copyright law, indicating that copyright has either been forfeited or expired, and in UK

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BPPA Response to Pride in London

in Current Affairs, Events, Features, Journalism, Open letter, Photojournalism, Press Photography, Uncategorized by BPPA Editor

This year, Press Photographers that applied for accreditation to photograph the Pride In London parade and celebrations received the following email: Changes to accreditation in 2019: Pride in London have been working with our agency partners to review the security arrangements for Pride in London 2019. We’ve made a number of changes to the parade route which will enable us

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The BPPA welcomes the latest conviction of James Goddard

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Law, Photography, Uncategorized by BPPA Editor

The BPPA welcomes the latest conviction of James Goddard for his criminal assault on Joel Goodman, a BPPA member. No legitimate newsgatherer should ever be subjected to fear, violence or provocation in the course of their work.

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An open response to a recent social media post about gender in press photography

in Assignments, Assignments 2019, Board Members, Current Affairs, Journalism, Open letter, Opinion, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA, Uncategorized by thebppa

The BPPA has come in for some criticism from a group called Women Photographers of the UK about what they refer to as the uneven representation of women in the current Assignments 2019 exhibition. You can read their open letter here on Medium. This is a response from Lynne Cameron, Vice Chair of The BPPA.   Dear Suzanne, Anna and Susannah

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Location lighting workshop with Neil Turner

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For anyone who remembers that far back, Neil Turner’s www.dg28.com website started out as a vehicle for him to post updates about the work that he was doing along with some technique examples that he called “photographer education”. Well, that was in 1999 and a couple of years later he started doing occasional workshops and lectures about his use of

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Curators Announcement

in Assignments, Assignments 2019 by BPPA Editor

We are pleased to announce two more Curators for Assignments – John Downing & Nikki Sutherland In a long career at the Daily Express John travelled the world covering a huge variety of stories. John was inside the Grand Hotel in Brighton when it was bombed, was imprisoned by Idi Amin, lived rough with the Guerrillas fighting the Russians in

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We are pleased to announce the first of the Curators for Assignments

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We are pleased to announce the first of the Curators for Assignments – Tom Stoddart! Now established as one of the worlds most respected photojournalists Tom Stoddart began his photographic career on a local newspaper in his native North-East of England, before moving to London to work for a variety of papers on Fleet Street. During a long and varied

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Assignments is back – and not just in London!

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The exhibition of the best of British press photography returns – and as well as the London show we are taking over the The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke on Trent for a whole month. The opening night is Tuesday 23 July- and will run until Sunday 25th of August to coincide with summer holiday season. We are

BPPA EditorAssignments is back – and not just in London!

Assignments is back!

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

The exhibition of the best of British press photography returns – this time on Londons South Bank – taking over the Barge House at the OXO Tower. The opening night is Thursday 16th May – and will run until the 19th to coincide with London Photo Week. We are doing things slightly differently this year – full details on the

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