Introducing the Board: Anthony Devlin

in Board Members, Features, Photography by Julie Edwards

I have worked as a professional photographer since leaving university in 2002, starting my career in the darkroom at the Tameside Reporter in 2001 before joining the NCTJ Press Photography course, which led to a position at the Gloucestershire Echo in 2003. In 2004 I won the Lord’s/MCC Young Sports Photographer of the year Bursary and following a year of cricket photography

Julie EdwardsIntroducing the Board: Anthony Devlin

An open letter to Alamy CEO James West

in Current Affairs, Open letter, Photography, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

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

thebppaAn open letter to Alamy CEO James West

Introducing the board: Jonathan Buckmaster

in Board Members, Features, Photography by Julie Edwards

My first interest in photography was at the start of my teenage years when, with my brand new Russian made Zenith camera, I would spend hours walking around my home tome of Marlow-on-Thames photographing everything and anything in hazy black and white, sending the film off and awaiting the prints with mounting excitement about a week later. After getting a

Julie EdwardsIntroducing the board: Jonathan Buckmaster

Women in Focus

in Events, Features, Photography, Photojournalism by Julie Edwards

On Tuesday 13th November a large group of predominantly female professionals from the world of Photojournalism gathered in London for the very well attended “Women In focus”, hosted by Reuters and International Center of Photography at The Ned. The event was focused on Photojournalism but for the sake of this piece I will refer throughout to Photography or “the Industry”.

Julie EdwardsWomen in Focus

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…

The BPPA Bookshop – NOW OPEN

in Assignments, Assignments 2017, Books, Photography, Press Photography, The BPPA by BPPA Editor

We are getting loads of requests for copies of the Assignments catalogues – way more than expected – we’re really pleased that it is so popular! To make it a bit easier to deal with the demand we have just added a “Bookshop” to the BPPA website where you can buy the books. IT’S OPEN NOW!!! For those of you

BPPA EditorThe BPPA Bookshop – NOW OPEN

Assignments 2017 – IT’S OPEN!!

in Assignments, Assignments 2017, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, Remember, The BPPA by BPPA Editor

The British Press Photographers’ Association is pleased to announce that ASSIGNMENTS 2017 is now accepting entries. There are a few things different from last year so please do read the new rules and how to enter – we are realists though – we know you will probably skip to the “how do I enter” bit without going through the rest

BPPA EditorAssignments 2017 – IT’S OPEN!!

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

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

Why is the DACS vote important?

in Opinion, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, Remember, Uncategorized by Andrew Wiard

  By now all in the DACS Payback scheme should have received their email prompting, expecting you to vote Yes for the CLA’s ECL. For What? CLA = Copyright Licensing Agency, ECL = Extended Collective Licensing. So, again, What? Today the CLA issues collective licences for ( amongst other things ) photocopying, DACS gets a cut from them, we then

Andrew WiardWhy is the DACS vote important?

DACS – It’s your money – Act Now

in Education, Photography, Remember, The BPPA by BPPA Editor

Every year The Design and Artists’ Copyright Society (DACS) distributes the fees paid by libraries and schools and so forth for copying copyright work – including photographs. Basically that means they licence secondary uses of your work that you couldn’t possibly deal with on a day to day basis – and you are entitled to a share of the income! There

BPPA EditorDACS – It’s your money – Act Now