Remembering Tom Stoddart

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Remembering Tom Stoddart by Tim Bishop Tom Stoddart was a very open man in his work, ready to generously share his experiences, his knowledge, his thoughts and wisdom from a remarkable career at the very front of Fleet Street’s finest, working for so many differing news organisations and outlets, from national tabloids and broadsheets in the UK, to news magazines and agencies all over the world.

Peter SummersRemembering Tom Stoddart


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WOMEN 2021 Exhibition Opens for Entries The British Press Photographers’ Association is delighted to announce that WOMEN 2021 is now open for entries. The theme of the exhibition is a photographic celebration of women and girls for International Women’s Day 2021 on 8th March and we are looking for images telling the stories and achievements of women and girls. Here is a very brief rundown but


Premier League Pool C Positions Rotation

in Sport by thebppa

For Pool C, a pool of Football Data Co licence holders are allocated to each club based on the number of matches attended at the home stadium up until March in season 2019/20. The rotations will go two names per home fixture starting from the top of each list. *Please note* It is the responsibility of each licence holder to keep check of their next fixture(s)

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An open letter to the Premier League

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The BPPA represents the interests of over 400 full-time press photographers, many of them working in sport as freelancers. To that end, we have written to The Premier League to highlight the impact on our members should plans go ahead to severely limit the number of photographers at stadia when football returns. The BPPA has offered suggestions on Project Restart match coverage with health and safety

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BPPA Response to Pride in London

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This year, Press Photographers that applied for accreditation to photograph the Pride In London parade and celebrations received the following email: Changes to accreditation in 2019: Pride in London have been working with our agency partners to review the security arrangements for Pride in London 2019. We’ve made a number of changes to the parade route which will enable us to make the parade more secure.

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

in Assignments, Assignments 2019, Board Members, Current Affairs, Journalism, Open letter, Opinion, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA, Uncategorized by thebppa

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   We would like to reassure

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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 doing things slightly differently this year

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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 thebppa

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 history and experience writing about and

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

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 text:   “Alamy’s move to alter

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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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