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

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

EU Copyright Directive to be debated in European Parliament

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Law, Photography by BPPA Editor

Tomorrow (26th March 2019) MEPs will vote on a controversial EU directive to copyright work used on the web. It sets terms and conditions for others to reuse content (posted by people like us) commercially. The battle has been between the tech giants, whose business model is all about reusing other’s intellectual property without license or renumeration, and us ‘the

BPPA EditorEU Copyright Directive to be debated in European Parliament

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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Members Stories: Boris goes for a run…

in Current Affairs, Features, Journalism, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography by Julie Edwards

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

Julie EdwardsMembers Stories: Boris goes for a run…
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’
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

Neil TurnerElection 2015 – Never Mind The Deja Vu
Roger Allen

The Darkroom Boy – 40 years on Fleet Street

in Current Affairs, Education, Journalism, Opinion, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, Remember, The BPPA by Eddie Mulholland

  A peek into life in the glory days of Press Photography from the perspective of Fleet Street legend Roger Allen. An auto-biography illustrated with fantastic photographs from around the world by the former Daily Mirror staffer, with tales to make you cry with laughter including the infamous John Major ‘mooning incident’ and stories from the war zones of The

Eddie MulhollandThe Darkroom Boy – 40 years on Fleet Street
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The 2015 General Election

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

  It has been a while since we ran a major project. At a recent meeting of The Association’s Board we decided that the upcoming UK General Election would be the perfect opportunity to right that wrong. We are inviting all members of The BPPA to get ready to submit photographs for this project which will start off as a web gallery

thebppaThe 2015 General Election