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

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New Board Member for Social Media & Web

in Board Members, Press Photography, The BPPA by Julie Edwards

We’d like to introduce you to the new board member who will all be playing an active role in making this yet another successful year for the BPPA and British Press Photography. I am Julie Edwards and I have been a press photographer for just over 10 years, working mainly in the Entertainment Industry. I have already introduced a series

Julie EdwardsNew Board Member for Social Media & Web

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

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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

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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

BPPA EditorAssignments 2017 – IT’S OPEN!!

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?

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

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The AGM 2017

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

The date for the BPPA AGM is fast approaching – May 4th 2017 – PLEASE COME ALONG!! It has been a good year for the BPPA – The highlight was definitely the “Assignments” exhibition – with lots of other good stuff going on behind the scenes! It would be great to see as many of you as possible on the evening for a

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Photography is not harassment

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Law, Open letter, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography by thebppa

  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

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Assignments 2016: The Photographs

in Current Affairs, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by BPPA Editor

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

BPPA EditorAssignments 2016: The Photographs