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

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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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EU Copyright Directive to be debated in European Parliament

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

Tomorrow (26th March 2019) MEPs will vote on a controversial EU directive to copyright work used on the web. It sets terms and conditions for others to reuse content (posted by people like us) commercially. The battle has been between the tech giants, whose business model is all about reusing other’s intellectual property without license or renumeration, and us ‘the

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Alamy – a follow-up

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The UK Press Gazette quoted The BPPA’s open letter to Alamy’s CEO in their piece about his video signalling his intention to reduce the photographers percentage of royalties to 40%. This morning the UKPG asked us to provide a response to James West’s latest video where he offers to keep the 50% split for exclusive content. We provided the following

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An open letter to Alamy CEO James West

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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

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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…

It’s Bigger.. It’s Better… It’s Back!!!

in Assignments, Assignments 2017, Current Affairs, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by BPPA Editor

After the phenomenal success of last year’s ‘Assignments’ exhibition the British Press Photographers’ Association are pleased announce that IT’S BACK!!! Not only is it back – but it’s bigger and better this year! Assignments 2017 will go on display from 12th – 16th of October 2017 as part of PHOTOBLOCK

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Photography is not harassment

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Law, Open letter, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography by thebppa

  This is an open letter to the ITV management who have promoted their programme “Tonight: Harassment Uncovered” which, in places, confuses photography with sexual harassment. The programme aired at 7.30pm on the 23rd of February 2017 Dear ITV Professional photographers are against any and all harassment of people going about their private and lawful business. To suggest or imply anything

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Assignments 2016: The Photographs

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The wait is over. If you couldn’t make it to the Old Truman Brewery this month or if you just want to see it all over again, CLICK HERE for Assignment 2016: The BPPA Exhibition Thanks must go to all those members who rolled up their sleeves and covered themselves (and some walls) in paint, to our friends at Fixation who helped us

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Ian Forsyth

Self-publishing ‘Coast People’

in Current Affairs, Features, Journalism, Photojournalism by Ian Forsyth

As I write this post sitting at my desk in my home office I am surrounded by an ever-increasing collection of photography books. Books that I have been gathering over many years firstly as an amateur with a keen interest and now as a working professional photographer. Over these years and I assume like many other photographers I have always

Ian ForsythSelf-publishing ‘Coast People’
Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

The Hut

in Current Affairs, Features, Journalism, Photography, Photojournalism by Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

‘The Hut’, six simple letters making two words, but which in the Borders region of Scotland , and in particular in Hawick, conjure up images of men linking arms, swaying, singing, drinking and 500 years of remembrance and history. I’ve photographed all over the world, in many exotic locations, from the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the boardrooms of

Jeremy Sutton-HibbertThe Hut