An Open Letter to Sir George Young MP

in Current Affairs, Journalism, Paparazzi, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

Dear Sir George One of the easiest ways for a backbench Member of Parliament to get noticed and to acquire a platform is to jump onto passing populist bandwagons. Over the years we have seen it many times but Nadine Dorries MP has just joined a very select club; those whose chasing of popularity and notoriety has become something more than a means to an end.

thebppaAn Open Letter to Sir George Young MP
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The Seating Plan

in The Leveson Inquiry by thebppa

On Tuesday of this week I was at The Leveson Inquiry. Not outside behind the barriers. Inside the building inside the courtroom, suited and booted and even wearing a tie. More astonishingly, so was The BPPA Chairman Jeff Moore (although he refused to shave). The most important BPPA person was Neil Turner, fellow Vice-Chairman and the man in the spotlight. The man who was going into

thebppaThe Seating Plan

The BPPA and The Leveson Inquiry in 34 minutes.

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Law, Opinion, Paparazzi, Press Photography, The BPPA, The Leveson Inquiry by thebppa

Three submissions, a lot of reading and an awful lot of discussion came down to a 34 minute appearance at The Leveson Inquiry today (Tuesday 7th February) afternoon. Was it worth it? Right here, right now the answer has to be a truly resounding ‘YES’. Our case has been outlined before; we wanted to impress on the world that there can be a huge difference between

thebppaThe BPPA and The Leveson Inquiry in 34 minutes.

"You paparazzi scum!"

in The Leveson Inquiry by thebppa

I’ve been a news photographer for nearly twenty years and during that time I’ve covered hundreds, if not thousands of stories that have appeared in tabloid newspapers and magazines around the world. I’m British and have been living and working in Los Angeles, USA for the past four and a half years. Like many news photographers out there my work consists of a healthy mix of celebrities. I

thebppa"You paparazzi scum!"

Initial submission to The Leveson Inquiry by The BPPA.

in Press Photography by thebppa

The BPPA today wrote to the Leveson Inquiry and asked to be added to the list of those giving evidence. We did this because of the one-way traffic from witnesses criticising photographers and because of the dreadfully lazy television journalism that has painted each and every one of us as the worst kind of citizen paparazzi. This is what we said: Initial submission to The Leveson

thebppaInitial submission to The Leveson Inquiry by The BPPA.