Alamy – a follow-up

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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 text:   “Alamy’s move to alter

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Women in Focus

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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”. During the opening introduction by Sir

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Members Stories: Boris goes for a run…

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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 photographer for 31 years starting out

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Assignments 2017 – IT’S OPEN!!

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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 of it. So here is a

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

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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

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Why is the DACS vote important?

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  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 get our cut from DACS. But

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Photography is not harassment

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  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 else would be disingenuous at best

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Assignments 2016: The Photographs

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The wait is over. If you couldn’t make it to the Old Truman Brewery this month or if you just want to see it all over again, CLICK HERE for Assignment 2016: The BPPA Exhibition Thanks must go to all those members who rolled up their sleeves and covered themselves (and some walls) in paint, to our friends at Fixation who helped us fund this year’s show, and also

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Assignments 2016: The BPPA Exhibition

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Only a few days left until the launch of Assignments 2016 – an exhibition of the very best of British Press Photography over the last twelve months. This is the UK’s biggest exhibition of press photography and features work from some of the best photographers working in the UK today, as part of the “Photoblock” event at the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. Also taking part

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FREE MONEY!!!!

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Ok – now we have your attention. Every year DACS ( The Design and Artists Copyright Society) collects millions of pounds worth of royalties due for use of our photographs from libraries, universities and other organisations. It is payment for lending books, photocopying and things like that. They then redistribute this money to us through the “Payback Scheme” – and it usually comes to several hundred

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