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.

BPPA EditorThe BPPA welcomes the latest conviction of James Goddard

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

in Assignments, Assignments 2019, Features, Journalism, Photography, Photojournalism by BPPA Editor

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

One for the diary: Wex Inspired: Legacy of War with Giles Duley

in Events, Journalism, Photojournalism by BPPA Editor

We were passed details of this free event which our members might find interesting: Wex Inspired: Legacy of War with Giles Duley Monday 11th February, 5pm – 7pm FREE Giles will be discussing his career to date and the stories he has told, using his photography. What happens to countries and their people once a war is over? It’s a

BPPA EditorOne for the diary: Wex Inspired: Legacy of War with Giles Duley

Alamy – a follow-up

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Open letter, Opinion, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

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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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

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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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