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Who’s afraid of photographers? seminar

3 October 2010

A seminar at the House of Commons on Thursday, October 28 will examine the persistent problem of police hindrance of photographers, as well the wider issue of encroaching privacy law.

NUJ launches 2009 exhibition tour

15 November 2009

The National Union of Journalists is to launch a tour of its 2009 photography exhibition on 24th November with a private viewing at Calumet’s Liverpool store.

NUJ: Don't agree to Herald terms

5 May 2009

Photographers supplying the Glasgow-based Herald and Evening Times titles have been warned by the NUJ not to agree to a new contract sent out to freelances by the Newsquest-owned titles.

NUJ's "Photography Matters" exhibition

29 March 2009

Photographer members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) have been invited to submit their best work from 2007 and 2008 for possible inclusion in of the union’s “Photography Matters” exhibition.

Working with Lightroom & Photoshop

22 March 2009

A one day course on 31 March will give a basic introduction to working with digital photography, from camera to client.

Gates buys Blackpool, says Daily Mail

15 March 2009

Sleepy caption subs at the Daily Mail have inadvertently alerted the world to a breaking story concerning falling house prices in the town of Corbis on the north-west of England.

Second NUJ Photographers' Conference scheduled

8 March 2009

The second NUJ Photographers’ Conference will be on Monday, May 18 2009 at the Institute of Education, Bedford Way, London.

Paul Venskunas honoured by puppy

27 October 2008

Former picture editor Paul Venskunas, who died recently, has been honoured by the Dogs Trust, who have named a puppy in memory of him.

Hardy's blue plaque unveiled

12 October 2008

A blue plaque has been unveiled to honour the birthplace of legendary Picture Post photographer Bert Hardy.

Brian Harris to give NUJ exhibition talk

28 September 2008

Brian Harris – EPUK member and former chief photographer at the Independent – is to give a talk at the opening of the NUJ’s centenary exhibition of photography at Calumet Manchester.

October unveiling for Hardy Blue Plaque

7 September 2008

A blue plaque marking the birthplace of Picture Post Photographer
Bert Hardy will be unveiled in Southwark, London on Sunday 12th October 2008.

PI forces Crown Estate climbdown

29 August 2008

Pro-Imaging, the photographers’ discussion and campaigning group has forced The Crown Estate into a climb down over the terms of a ‘rights-grabbing’ photographic competition.

Photographer killed in South Ossetia

11 August 2008

Alexander Klimchuk has become the first photographer to die in the war in South Ossetia. He was 27.

Websites: Your Most Important Tool

10 August 2008

US-based creative marketing consultant Leslie Burns-Dell’Acqua has released a second of her Keynote audio-visual presentations for photographer

Stanistreet is new NUJ DGS

4 July 2008

Michelle Stanistreet has become the new Deputy General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists following a postal ballot of the union’s membership

Associated loses personal data

4 July 2008

Associated Newspapers, publishes of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard and Metro titles has written to contributors warning them that their personal information held by the group, including bank details, may be in the hands of criminals.

Prescott laughs off croquet pictures

15 June 2008

John Prescott has belatedly shown good humour over a set of photographs which caused him considerable embarrassment while in office.

NUJ's Toner launches bid for DGS

7 April 2008

John Toner, the National Union of Journalists’ Freelance Organiser, has begun his campaign to become the union’s Deputy General Secretary.

Photographer fined for foot and mouth breach

6 April 2008

A press photographer who breached cordons during last years foot and mouth outbreak has been sentenced by Guildford magistrates.

NUJ's Dear in Scotland Yard protest

30 March 2008

Updated: Jeremy Dear, General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists has held a lone protest at New Scotland Yard to protest against the increasing restrictions of press photography in the capital and what the union describes as the failure of law enforcement officers to protect media freedoms.

Obituary: Philip Jones Griffiths

20 March 2008

Famed photojournalist and Magnum stalwart Philip Jones Griffiths has died of cancer. He was 72.

EPUK launches Copyright Action

17 March 2008

EPUK, the mailing list and website for professional editorial photographers, has launched Copyright Action, a website community and educational resource that aims to become the intellectual property equivalent of Crimestoppers.

Training funding for Welsh photographers

9 March 2008

Photographers based in Wales can now apply for funding for training courses, under the Skillset Cymru Training Framework partnership between Skillset, S4C and the Welsh Assembly.

SPPA shortlist announced

9 March 2008

The shortlist for the prestigious First ScotRail Press Photography Awards has been announced, with sister publications The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and Edinburgh Evening News amassing 19 shortlisted entries.

Blue plaque for Bert Hardy ?

26 February 2008

Legendary press photographer Bert Hardy is one of eleven nominees in Southwark Council’s 2007 Blue Plaque awards.

24-2008 exhibition at AoP

26 February 2008

An exhibition chronicling the first 24 hours of the New Year and featuring 24 images from 24 international photographers will go on display at the AoP gallery next week.

Larry Herman exhibition at Focus

24 February 2008

The work of award-winning photojournalist and EPUK member Larry Herman is to premiere at Focus On Imaging ’08 from Sunday 24th to Wednesday 27th February 2008.

UK journalist kidnapped in Iraq

12 February 2008

A journalist and a translator employed by the US television network, CBS has been kidnapped in Iraq, according to reports.

Robbers target Calumet warehouse

10 February 2008

Calumet’s UK headquarters was targeted in what police are describing as a “high-value” raid last weekend.

Britney court papers give pap insight

10 February 2008

Legal papers filed by the mother of troubled singer Britney Spears give an insight into the close relationship between the artiste’s entourage and the paparazzi.

Obituary: Jorge Lewinski

9 February 2008

Jorge Lewinski, the Polish-born photographer who documented the modern art world, has died aged 86.

Getty for sale

21 January 2008

Telegraph drop Ian Jones

20 January 2008

Award-winning veteran royal photographer Ian Jones has been unexpectedly dropped by the Telegraph, according to reports in the Independent.

GPoTY - final call for entries

16 January 2008

Any ‘budding’ garden photographers, whether professional or amateur, have just two weeks left to enter the Garden Photographer of The Year ’08 competition.

Scottish Press Photography Awards 2007

8 December 2007

Entries can now be submitted online for the 2007 First ScotRail Press Photography Awards.

Mersey: the river that changed the world

6 December 2007

An exhibition and book featuring the photographs of EPUK member Colin McPherson and celebrating one of the UK’s most important rivers is to be launched today in Liverpool.

Canon UK in email snafu

6 December 2007

Canon UK have apologised to Canon Professional Services photographers after they accidentally sent out emails to members telling them that their membership had expired – 38 times (and counting…)

Photo Histories website launched

30 November 2007

A website which aims to record the stories and anecdotes from the history of photojournalism has been launched this week.

'Superman's Pockets' exhibition

28 November 2007

A book and exhibition by EPUK member Tim Foster documenting the lives of “real life superheroes” will be launched on December 10th.

Börse Prize list announced

26 November 2007

Contenders for the prestigious 2008 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize have been announced.

Plod prevents pics of Postman Pat

26 November 2007

A Suffolk photographer was prevented by police from taking pictures at a Christmas lights switch on reports Amateur Photographer.

DRR: Mauzy replaces Nisselson

21 November 2007

Digital Railroad (DRR) founder Evan Nisselson has stepped down as the company’s CEO. The post will be taken over by current DRR president Charles Mauzy, with Nisselson continuing as company chairman.

Bilal Hussein to be charged by US

20 November 2007

Bilal Hussein, the Associated Press photographer who has been held by military authorities in Iraq since April 2006 is to be charged with aiding insurgent forces, reports the New York Times.

Police snapper "defrauded £120k"

20 November 2007

A photographer is accused of defrauding the Police Service of Northern Ireland out of more than £120,000 in overtime and mileage claims, reports the BBC

EPUK London get-together

18 November 2007

Are you a member of the main EPUK discussion list ? Will you be near Drury Lane on the evening of Monday 10th December ? Want to put a few faces to names ?

Pepsi 'copied' Carlos Clarke: claim

17 November 2007

The estate of photographer Bob Carlos Clarke claim that Pepsi copied one of his images and used it to promote their brand reports the BJP.

"Shutting up shop" exhibition

16 November 2007

A pet project of leading London-based advertising photographer John Londei is now on display at the National Portrait Gallery until May 2008.

Garden Photographer of the Year

16 November 2007

Entries for the Garden Photographer of the Year competition are now open, with a total prize fund worth £25,000 on offer.

Settlement over lost JFK negs

13 November 2007

The estate of John F Kennedy’s personal photographer, Jaques Lowe has accepted undisclosed damages for the loss of his negatives during the 911 bombings .

32 years for model's drug death

5 November 2007

American photographer Bob Shell has been sentenced to 32 years and six months in jail for the manslaughter of 19-year-old model, Marion Franklin reports Amateur Photographer

Couple get wedding pics 27 years late

31 October 2007

A photographer tracked down a hard-up couple who hadn’t paid for their wedding photographs to hand over the snaps, 27 years after the event.

Streaker snapped chasing the bill

31 October 2007

Two landscape photographers got more than they bargained for in chilly Newcastle-upon-Tyne when a policeman flashed across their viewfinders, hotly pursued by a streaker.

Wildlife exhibition protest

28 October 2007

Climate change demonstrators in London have protested outside the Natural History Museum to ‘highlight the greenwash and irony’ of the oil company Shell sponsoring a wildlife photography exhibition, reports IndymediaUK.

NUJ photo exhibition goes online

28 October 2007

A photographic exhibition celebrating the National Union of Journalists’ centenary has gone online as part of the union’s Stand Up for Journalism campaign.

NUJ vs BJP: War of the Acronyms

28 October 2007

A war of words has erupted between the editor of the British Journal of Photography and the head of the National Union of Journalists, with both sides accusing the other of inaccuracy and refusing to correct mistakes.

Free Tarik Ramadan campaign

18 October 2007

Photographer and EPUK member Gary Trotter is campaigning for the release of Iraqi citizen Tarik Ramadan, who has been imprisoned without charge for two-and-a-half years. Ramadan had previously worked as Trotter’s interpreter and ‘fixer’, who in the last few days has gone on hunger strike to protest his detention.

Police 'manipulated' Menezes pic

17 October 2007

Police have been accused of manipulating a photo of Jean Charles de Menezes so it could be compared to that of one of the 21/7 bombers reports the BBC.

Dead celebrities get copyright

16 October 2007

A law granting extended image rights to dead celebrities in the US has been signed into law by governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reports PDN .

No charges over Law "pap attack"

15 October 2007

The Crown Prosecution Service has decided that no further action should be taken against actor Jude Law over an alleged attack on a photographer.

Leading EPUK members to give talk

14 October 2007

Two leading EPUK and NUJ members are to give an NUJ-sponsored talk on photographic copyright issues as part of the PhotoStroud Festival of Photography.

NCTJ advisor leaves over conviction

14 October 2007

An advisor to the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) has left his position after it wass revealed that he had not disclosed a previous organisation for downloading child pornography, reports Hold The Front Page.

Police sued over stolen cameras

11 October 2007

A press photographer is to sue Northumbria Police Force for false arrest after being cleared of obstructing an officer reports Press Gazette

Rex unveils new website

11 October 2007

Rex Features has this week launched its new-look website, boasting new features aimed at making the searching and browsing experience more efficient.

NUJ support for 'Perpignan Call'

11 October 2007

The General Secretary and President of the National Union of Journalists have contacted their members asking them to sign a petition in defence of the right to take and publish news photographs.

Police reveal 'sex offender' picture

8 October 2007

Interpol have released a photograph of a suspected sex offender after police managed to undo Photoshop actions designed to obscure the man’s identity.

Bid to ban London freesheets

7 October 2007

A campaign group is lobbying the Government for a ban on the distribution of the London Paper and London Lite reports The Guardian

Are We Invisible ?

7 October 2007

EPUK member David Hoffman’s contribution to the annual East London Photomonth festival attempts to redress the imbalance he feels from seeing the How We Are exhibition

VII's Boulat dies

7 October 2007

Famed French photojournalist Alexandra Boulat has died after failing to recover from a medically-induced coma.

"Criminality doesn't create privacy"

5 October 2007

The PCC has rejected a complaint concerning a fifteen year old whose picture and video was published showing the youngster involved in criminal activity.

Kinky Couture exhibition

5 October 2007

The work of fetish and beauty photographer Emma Delves-Broughton is currently on display at La Galleria in London’s Pall Mall.

Reporters Sans Frontier on 2nd life

2 October 2007

Campaigners for journalism and press freedom Reporters Without Borders has opened an office on the virtual world of Second Life.

Alisdair Macdonald memorial

1 October 2007

A memorial service for legendary Fleet Street photographer Alisdair Macdonald will be held at St Brides Church, Fleet Street on November 1st at 11.30am.

Photographer shot in Burma

28 September 2007

Footage capturing the last moments of Kenji Nagai’s life has been aired on YouTube – raising official suspicion that the photo-journalist was murdered by Burmese troops

Minister in faked photo row

28 September 2007

A hospital has admitted faking an image of a government minister in a publicity photograph for a building project reports the BBC

NUJ secures 5.4% pay increase

27 September 2007

Staff photographers working for the Dublin-based Irish Times have been awarded a 5.43% pay increase following negotiations between the title and the National Union of Journalists’ Irish Office.

Goldin photo seized by UK police

26 September 2007

A photograph by artist Nan Goldin has been seized by UK police after a complaint that it depicts child pornography reports The Times

Guaranteed to make you smile

15 September 2007

Sony has developed new face-detection technology to ensure happy pictures.

Prize-winning photo "faked"

15 September 2007

An amateur photographer was caught red-handed after adding three trees to a prize-winning photo of a well-known beauty spot that appears in the Official East Lothian 2008 calendar.

Criminal checks for photographers?

14 September 2007

Criminal Records Bureau checks for photographers working with models could become compulsory reports SkyNews

AOP digital fees survey

13 September 2007

The Association of Photographers has published the results of a eight month long survey into how photographers charge for their investment in digital equipment.

AOP condemns Getty

13 September 2007

The Association of Photographers has joined forces with fellow organisations in the US and Canada to condemn Getty’s decision to introduce a blanket charge for web licenses for web use of rights managed images.

CJ porn backfires for FHM

12 September 2007

The UK edition of FHM magazine has been censured by the Press Complaints Commission for both inadvertantly publishing child pornography, and then failing to treat the matter with appropriate seriousness.

Foot-and-mouth photographers in court

9 September 2007

Two photographers arrested for breaching cordons during the recent foot-and-mouth restrictions have appeared in court.

UK press hoaxed by faked pics

6 September 2007

Most of the UK’s press has been duped by fake pictures of zoo animals apparently taking photographs of each other reports Amateur Photographer.

Giant snapshot show in Trafalgar Sq

5 September 2007

London’s Trafalgar Square will light up this month with an exhibition of 100,000 photographs taken from around the world.

Sarkozy pics altered by mag

23 August 2007

French magazine Paris Match doctored a Reuters photograph of President Nicolas Sarkozy to make him look thinner reports the BBC.

Shut Up For Journalism

18 August 2007

Fresh from turfing photographers out of work and silencing any of their members who protest, the National Union of Journalists has been busy promoting Stand Up For Journalism, ‘a day of action in defence of quality and standards in media, against job cuts and for fair pay and decent pensions.’

Rowling loses landmark case

17 August 2007

Author J.K. Rowling has lost a landmark privacy suit over the rights of a photo agency to use a picture of her son reports the BJP.

Reuters' schoolboy error

12 August 2007

Global information provider Reuters made a titanic mistake by supplying the wrong images to accompany a story reports the Guardian.

Magnum snubs Olympics

2 August 2007

Legendary photojournalism agency Magnum Photos have refused to sign a contract to photograph development on London’s Olympic Park in the run up to the 2012 games, the BJP reports.

"Gun attack" cop walks free

30 July 2007

A former royal bodyguard who held a gun to a freelance photographer’s head after pursuing him in a car chase has walked free from court.

Mail's Wagland joins Barcroft

13 July 2007

Daily Mail Deputy Picture Editor Elliot Wagland has resigned to join Barcroft Media as Head of Pictures.

"What Did We Do to Deserve This?"

6 July 2007

Two yars ago, author and documentary photographer Mark Howell, who was shortlisted for the Ian Parry scholarship in 2006, set out to document the day-to-day experiences of ordinary Palestinians through photographs and interviews.

Alan Johnston freed

4 July 2007

BBC Gaza correspondent Alan Johnston has been freed by his captors and handed over Hamas officials after almost 113 days in captivity.

Heated debate at first PPY Expo

26 June 2007

There was heated debate during the first Press Photographer’s Year Expo on the the lack of financial support for photographers working in multimedia.

Canon comp: rights grab or cock up ?

8 June 2007

Canon stands accused of rights-grabbing terms in a competition promoted by the Independent and Independent on Sunday.

Call for NUJ boycott debate

31 May 2007

Promiment BBC News journalist and National Union of Journalists member Rory Cellan-Jones has emailed the union’s local branches and chapels asking them to debate the controversial Israeli boycott motion passed at this year’s Annual Delegates Meeting (ADM).

Getty Gets Another!

22 February 2007

AP recruits CJs

15 February 2007

Lawyers Film Paps

15 January 2007

Leonard Freed RIP

3 December 2006

Corbis Wins $20m

25 November 2006

Getty Demands Fees

19 November 2006

BJP's Vision 2006

1 November 2006

Getty Sacks Staff

26 October 2006

Goodbye Kodak

19 October 2006

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