News gatherers are key workers

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News gatherers are key workers. That was made clear by HM Government during the original COVID-19 lockdown and our Police forces acknowledged the vital role media workers play by recognising the UK Press Card Authority’s official Press Card as sufficient evidence that the holder is a working journalist. Members of The British Press Photographers’ Association and their colleagues with UK

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A Statement from The BPPA on the role of press photographers during crisis.

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During any crisis, up to date trustworthy and impartial news is vital to all governments and authorities worldwide in communicating important advice and information to their populations. The role of newsgathering falls upon the respective countries’ local, regional, national and the international media. Made up of photographers, reporters, broadcast reporters, camera operators and news crews working tirelessly out in the

BPPA EditorA Statement from The BPPA on the role of press photographers during crisis.
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Downing Street and the curtailment of press freedom

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The British Press Photographers’ Association objects to any and all attempts by Government to exclude photographers, reporters and television from events where there is a reasonable expectation from the public that those events would be covered by independent witnesses on their behalf.  Restricting access and replacing independent coverage with free images, copy and footage from special advisers, Government employees and

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Quis custodiet IPSOs custodes?

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

BPPA EditorWe are pleased to announce the first of the Curators for Assignments