in Opinion, Press Photography by mak

On Friday 25th of November The BPPA held its Annual General Meeting. These events are often a little dull – being mainly concerned with approving accounts, electing a few people to a few jobs and then having a few drinks. This year’s AGM was very different. Sure, we agreed our accounts and yes we re-appointed our various officers but we also saw not one, not two


What press photographers do…

in Journalism, Opinion, Press Photography by thebppa

Every time you open a newspaper, click on a news website or check out what is happening in the world there is a very high chance that you will be looking at the work of a professional press photographer. From Tiananman Square to Old Trafford and from the red carpet at the latest film premiere to protests on the streets of our cities those iconic images

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Initial submission to The Leveson Inquiry by The BPPA.

in Press Photography by thebppa

The BPPA today wrote to the Leveson Inquiry and asked to be added to the list of those giving evidence. We did this because of the one-way traffic from witnesses criticising photographers and because of the dreadfully lazy television journalism that has painted each and every one of us as the worst kind of citizen paparazzi. This is what we said: Initial submission to The Leveson

thebppaInitial submission to The Leveson Inquiry by The BPPA.
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Check your insurance if you are covering civil disorder stories

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Features, Journalism, Law, Photography, Photojurnalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

Yesterday morning I received a renewal reminder from the company that insures my camera gear. Twenty minutes later I read a posting on a photographers’ discussion forum warning that some of the companies who offer specialist cover for press photographers equipment were saying that they were not going to pay out for equipment stolen, lost or damaged during the recent civil disturbances in London. I put

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in Features by thebppa

Our industry is in a state of great change, and established ways of making and working with photographs have been supplanted by entirely new ones. The enormous capabilities and efficiencies of digital capture and delivery have revolutionized the image marketplace at an astounding rate. But they have also created gaps in creative and quality control that have frequently led to confusion, inequities, loss of quality, and


Five Thousand Days – The Movie

in Features by thebppa

This Quicktime .mp4 movie was made by Dillon Bryden when he was in Italy overseeing the printing of the first copies of Five Thousand Days in 2004.  

thebppaFive Thousand Days – The Movie