It’s back! The best of British press photography on the gallery walls. We are pleased to announce that after a short hiatus due to covid-19 The British Press Photographers’ Association’s flagship exhibition ASSIGNMENTS will be returning to London in August 2021 and, we hope, to at least one further venue after that. This year, ASSIGNMENTS 2021 will be accepting entries from 2019, 2020, and 2021. Here is what you
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
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
Despite the unforeseen global COVID19 pandemic and resulting negative effects on our industry, The BPPA have had yet another very busy and productive year with success in many projects, from an all-round stirling team effort by the BPPA’s elected Board members in what have been very challenging circumstances for us all. The Chair wishes to express his personal gratitude to all of our Board members for
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
The National Union of Journalists and The British Press Photographers’ Association are calling on News UK to drop its rights-grabbing contract.
Or, at least, tell the millions of viewers who search millions of pictures every day where to go to license them. From April 2020 Google links them directly to your website – provided you have entered the correct link into your IPTC metadata.
The BPPA represents the interests of over 400 full-time press photographers, many of them working in sport as freelancers. To that end, we have written to The Premier League to highlight the impact on our members should plans go ahead to severely limit the number of photographers at stadia when football returns. The BPPA has offered suggestions on Project Restart match coverage with health and safety
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
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