An open response to a recent social media post about gender in press photography

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The BPPA has come in for some criticism from a group called Women Photographers of the UK about what they refer to as the uneven representation of women in the current Assignments 2019 exhibition. You can read their open letter here on Medium. This is a response from Lynne Cameron, Vice Chair of The BPPA.   Dear Suzanne, Anna and Susannah

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Assignments is back – and not just in London!

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The exhibition of the best of British press photography returns – and as well as the London show we are taking over the The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke on Trent for a whole month. The opening night is Tuesday 23 July- and will run until Sunday 25th of August to coincide with summer holiday season. We are

BPPA EditorAssignments is back – and not just in London!

Assignments is back!

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The exhibition of the best of British press photography returns – this time on Londons South Bank – taking over the Barge House at the OXO Tower. The opening night is Thursday 16th May – and will run until the 19th to coincide with London Photo Week. We are doing things slightly differently this year – full details on the

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Marketing Essentials for Professional Photographers

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You are a photographer, you know how to take photos, you have a vision but have you ever asked yourself the following questions.. “How do I find clients?” “I got undercut by a photographer offering to do the job for £100” You probably all think “LinkedIn is useless; I have been on it for six months and haven’t had a

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Assignments Live with Tom Stoddart

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We are proud to announce that the first of our long running Assignments Live events for 2019 features none other than Tom Stoddart on 31st January. Tom Stoddart began his photographic career on a local newspaper in his native North-East of England. In 1978 he moved to London and began working freelance for publications such as the Sunday Times and Time

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We are starting the new year by helping you brush up on your Photo Mechanic based workflow

in Events, Photography, Photojournalism, Photojurnalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by Julie Edwards

We offering members and non-members the chance to take part in a series of keenly priced half day workshops which will be focused on making the most of Camera Bits software to select , caption and send your images out to the picture desks in a fast and efficient way using Photo Mechanic. BPPA Secretary Neil Turner has a long

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Alamy – a follow-up

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Open letter, Opinion, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

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

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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

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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

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

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