The BPPA Press Photographer of the Year 2020 – RESULTS

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Photo: ©Adam Gray/SWNS for Daily Mail | The results are in for the first British Press Photographers’ Association Press Photographer of the year competition. We were delighted to receive more than 2400 photographs from 183 photographers, members and non-members, into the ten categories. The competition was then judged by our members, 140 of them took part, viewing the 408 entries. The photographer with the most votes

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The BPPA 2020 Press Photographer of The Year

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Photo: ©Lindsey Parnaby | In an email message to members of the association, Chair Lindsey Parnaby wished everyone entering the competition the best of luck. He wrote: “2020 was undoubtedly an incredible year for the press photographer. The impact of Covid19 changing the way we live our everyday lives for the foreseeable future as public events were forced to close their doors and socialisation banned under

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Women 2021 – a photographic celebration

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Photo: ©Elli Birch | NEWS RELEASE: 8th March 2021 ‘Women’ is a photographic celebration of images telling the stories and achievements of women and girls launching for International Women’s Day 2021 To mark International Women’s Day 2021 The British Press Photographers’ Association has curated a new exhibition of pictures telling the stories and highlighting the achievements of women and girls as recorded through the eyes of

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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 Press Cards issued by other bodies

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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 field supported by a plethora of

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Important notice for members of The BPPA

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Whilst the world is experiencing turbulent times due to the Covid 19 pandemic The BPPA will try to offer as much support and advice to our members as we can. At a specially convened Board Meeting there was a unanimous vote to offer all members the option of taking a payment holiday from their membership subscriptions for an initial period of three months. We don’t want anyone to

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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 heavily vetted individuals is wrong and

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Sally Soames 1937-2019

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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

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