Archive for January, 2010

A new branch is formed

27th January, 2010

Welcome to the brand new London Photographers’ Branch!

The branch aims to reach out to as many photographers as possible to address the issues facing us today; the collapse of the commission market, the fall in rates and library percentages, job cuts, questions of ethics, safety and press freedom.

We will be tackling all these and more in the coming months but most importantly this is your branch, it will be member led. Every individual member, staff, freelance and contract has an equal say.

This is our opportunity to shape the kind of union branch we need and tailor it to photographers’ needs across the sector.

We had a very animated inaugural meeting last night. Nearly 60 members have transferred to the new branch, most of whom attended last night.

We are looking for photographers keen to help organise the branch, we have already had some volunteers who were elected unopposed:

The remaining positions would remain unfilled until the next meeting. The positions still vacant on the committee are:

  • Welfare Officer
  • Equality Officer
  • Learning Representative

Two auditors who shall not be members of the committee are also required to audit the branches finances. You can read our Standing Orders as agreed by the meeting also.

If you have ideas/suggestions for campaigns, issues, speakers, panel debates, fundraisers bring them along… Find out how to join the London Photographers’ Branch.

Future meetings will be held on the last Tuesday of every month, the next being February 23rd at 6pm in Headland House.