Alex Wilson is a partner and Alex Borthwick a senior associate at the specialist intellectual property law firm, Powell Gilbert LLP. Alex Wilson represented the French photographer Francois Marie Banier in the case referred to above: Banier v News Group Newspapers Limited.
David Hoffman is a specialist in social issues photography. Much of his work centres on the increasingly visible control the state exerts over our lives and choices. In November 2013 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of East London for his work documenting racial and social conflict, policing, homelessness, drugs, poverty, social exclusion and environmental protection in Britain for a period of more than 35 years. Vice Chairman of the British Photographic Council, a founding member of Editorial Photographers UK and Photo-Forum London with a critical interest in issues around press freedom and policing as well as copyright and intellectual property, David is actively engaged on the frontline of his beleaguered profession.
Website content at epuk.org is produced by a team of an overall editor and several core writers, plus guest writers and other contributors. In common with many other organisations, some news and feature articles carry a common ‘EPUK’ byline, while other articles are credited to their authors.
Graham Harrison has worked for British Vogue, The Sunday Times and the Telegraph Magazine and shot an award-winning calendar for Shell UK. His books Living Buddhism and Egypt the Living Past are published by the British Museum. Graham is creator of Photo Histories, the Photographers’ History of Photography. He was an EPUK Moderator for eight years and Editor of the EPUK web site from 2010 to 2015.
Jeremy Nicholl has specialised in photography of the former Soviet Union for a wide range of clients for about twenty years; before that he worked mostly in the UK for the British national press, in particular the Sunday Times and the Independent. With their combative nature, Jeremy’s posts on his Russian Photos Blog often become essential reading when photographers are fighting for their rights. xx
Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert freelanced in Scotland for 14 years before deciding the light was too flat and relocated to colourful Tokyo, Japan. His work for editorial, corporate and NGO clients takes him far and wide, and the images appear regularly in the press, and supplements, in UK and USA, and the occasional exhibition.
Neil Burgess runs his own picture agency, NB Pictures, which represents 10 photographers, including Simon Norfolk, Dayanita Singh and Sebastião Salgado. Previously Neil was head of Network Photographers and Magnum Photos in New York, and Magnum London which he helped set up in 1986. He is twice a former Chairman of World Press Photo.
Neil Turner has worked for many specialist publications including the Times Educational Supplement where he worked as staff photographer for eight years. Now freelance, Neil works for a wide range of publications and lectures on several higher education courses. He is creator of dg28.com, a website devoted to showing other photographers how to use portable lighting – which often receives over two million page hits a year.
Award-winning photographer Nick McGowan-Lowe was a moderator and director of EPUK from September 2005 to September 2011. Between 2006 and 2009 he was the editor of the EPUK news website, responsible for the relaunch of the site, a redesign, CMS integration, and producing fresh weekly content.
Paul Debois trained as a printer in the early 1980’s, working for the Ministry of Defence before becoming a staff photographer at Haymarket publishing in 1985, largely for their motoring titles. Since 1988 he has been freelance, spending many years working for titles such as Car and Top Gear. His original training as a printer has stayed with him and around seven years ago he started producing more personal work for exhibitions. Usually based on landscape and botanical subjects, this work has been exhibited widely in London and around the UK, and in New York, with the Affordable Art Fair.
Simon Crofts is a freelance photographer living in Edinburgh who photographs in Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union. He studied law at Oxford. While working as a lawyer in London he taught himself Russian and moved to Moscow at the time of its transformation from socialism into wild capitalism. Later he became a photographer and lived in Poland for six years, where he met his wife, fellow photographer Sylwia Kowalczyk. His clients, whether in Scotland or abroad, are a wide mixture of editorial, corporate, social and charities.
Solicitor Tom Cowling works for Swan Turton media law services.
Tony Sleep is a freelance photographer based in Ealing, West London, who works mostly on commission for editorial and commercial clients and charities. He is an EPUK Moderator and the organisation’s resident technical guru. In 2014-15 he worked closely on the redesign and updating of the EPUK web site and wrote the site’s FAQ.