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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An open letter to Alamy CEO James West

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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 handle their stock and live photography

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New Board Member for Social Media & Web

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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 to the BPPA website called “Members

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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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The BPPA Bookshop – NOW OPEN

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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 that haven’t seen the Assignments 2017

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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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The AGM 2017

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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 pint and a chat about what

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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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