Sally Soames and fellow members of The Press Photographers Association (which became The BPPA) at their first London exhibition at The Barbican. Photo ©Brian Harris. Sally Soames who worked as a photographer for The Sunday Times for more than three decades died aged 82 at her home in north London on the 5th of October 2019. Sally, like many of her generation had no formal training as
Last month Andrew Wiard attended the annual IPTC Metadata Conference in Paris on behalf of the BPPA ( IPTC – International Press and Telecommunications Council ). There he proposed drafting ‘quick guides’ to get the IPTC basic essentials across to as many photographers as possible. Starting with the Four Cs, the four IPTC metadata categories that every photographer should complete in every picture – Creator, Caption, Copyright Notice and Contact details.
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.
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 We would like to reassure
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 career he has witnessed such international
The exhibition of the best of British press photography returns – and as well as the London show we are taking over the The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke on Trent for a whole month. The opening night is Tuesday 23 July- and will run until Sunday 25th of August to coincide with summer holiday season. We are doing things slightly differently this year
The exhibition of the best of British press photography returns – this time on Londons South Bank – taking over the Barge House at the OXO Tower. The opening night is Thursday 16th May – and will run until the 19th to coincide with London Photo Week. We are doing things slightly differently this year – full details on the website – but here are the
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 creative community’. Scares have included that
You are a photographer, you know how to take photos, you have a vision but have you ever asked yourself the following questions.. “How do I find clients?” “I got undercut by a photographer offering to do the job for £100” You probably all think “LinkedIn is useless; I have been on it for six months and haven’t had a single enquiry”. If so these series
We are proud to announce that the first of our long running Assignments Live events for 2019 features none other than Tom Stoddart on 31st January. Tom Stoddart began his photographic career on a local newspaper in his native North-East of England. In 1978 he moved to London and began working freelance for publications such as the Sunday Times and Time Magazine. During a long and varied career