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

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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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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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Ian Forsyth

Self-publishing ‘Coast People’

in Current Affairs, Features, Journalism, Photojournalism by Ian Forsyth

As I write this post sitting at my desk in my home office I am surrounded by an ever-increasing collection of photography books. Books that I have been gathering over many years firstly as an amateur with a keen interest and now as a working professional photographer. Over these years and I assume like many other photographers I have always

Ian ForsythSelf-publishing ‘Coast People’
Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

The Hut

in Current Affairs, Features, Journalism, Photography, Photojournalism by Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

‘The Hut’, six simple letters making two words, but which in the Borders region of Scotland , and in particular in Hawick, conjure up images of men linking arms, swaying, singing, drinking and 500 years of remembrance and history. I’ve photographed all over the world, in many exotic locations, from the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the boardrooms of

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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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Bob Martin’s 1/1000th

in Current Affairs, Features, Photography, Sport, The BPPA, Uncategorized by thebppa

1/1000th is a retrospective book and exhibition featuring the work of sports photographer Bob Martin. Bob has been at the top of the profession for the last three decades and this is his first solo book. As you might imagine, it contains some of the very finest sports photographs ever shot and it has been designed to show those images at

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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

Pete MaclaineSome ‘whining’ at Carnival
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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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