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

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Ben Cawthra

Assignments 2016: The BPPA Exhibition

in Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

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

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Assignments 2016

in Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

The British Press Photographers’ Association is pleased to announce the launch of a major new exhibition of members work. Assignments 2016 will be displayed as part of the “London Photoblock” exhibition to be held during October at the Truman Brewery, in Brick Lane, at the bustling heart of the East End of London. For one week we will take over

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Brian Harris

And Then The Prime Minister Hit Me – the new book from Brian Harris.

in Education, Ethics, Features, Journalism, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

  Veteran Fleet Street photographer and founder member of The BPPA Brian Harris has just published his long-awaited book “…and then the Prime Minister hit me”. You can follow the story of how the book came into being on Brian’s blog. When Brian Harris decided as a boy to give up his dream of being a newspaper cartoonist and instead

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Graham Harrison

Sir Harold Evans – interview

in Current Affairs, Education, Ethics, Features, Journalism, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by Graham Harrison

The book Pictures on a Page by Sir Harold Evans is widely considered the definitive text on photojournalism, layout and picture editing. Voted the all-time greatest British newspaper editor by British journalists in 2001, Evans made his name at the Northern Echo and at the Sunday Times, which he was editing when he wrote Pictures on a Page in 1978.

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Mike King

Mike King

in Current Affairs, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, Remember by thebppa

  The devastating news of the death of our friend and colleague Mike King was greeted last week with a mixture of disbelief and enormous sadness. He was not only one of the best sports photographers of his (or any) generation but he was also generous, witty and great company. There have already been several obituaries and memories including one from

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Pete Maclaine

Some ‘whining’ at Carnival

in Current Affairs, Opinion, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by Pete Maclaine

Pete Maclaine has photographed the Notting Hill Carnival many times. Here he describes one particular aspect of his quest: Winston Churchill said, “If you find a job you love, you’ll never work again.” For me, the combination of press photography and the Notting Hill Carnival bring this quote to life. A love of photography coupled with the vibrant imagery created by

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Election 2015 – Never Mind The Deja Vu

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Features, Journalism, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by Neil Turner

Back in 2005 The BPPA put together a project called “Never Mind The Ballots” which was a response to the “most stage managed, spin driven and least visually interesting elections in modern times”. Press photographers faced a month of ten minute photocalls and long frustrating waits whilst trying to find interesting and journalistically significant images. Ten years later the sense of

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Our Draft Code of Conduct

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Law, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA, The Leveson Inquiry, Uncategorized by thebppa

  Immediately after the Leveson Inquiry we started to think about how a code of conduct could be drafted for The BPPA that would help prospective members and the British public understand what our profession is all about. We looked at similar documents from all over the world and we looked at the various codes of conduct and practice that

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