February Branch Newsletter

15th February, 2011

Tuesday 22 Febrauary 2011, 6pm, Headland House.

The February branch meeting discussion will look into “Tips of the Trade”, with advice for photojournalists, experience from industry freelancers and insight from those creating and finding new outlets.

Paul Delmar is a photojournalist and ex-tutor of the NCTJ Photojournalism and Press Photography course at Sheffield Norton.

Carmen Valino is a press photographer working for many local London papers including South London Press and overseas newspapers such as El Pais.

Stephen Simpson is a press photographer and head/editor of the new news agency, London News Pictures (LNP).

Sarah Lee a freelance photographer for the Guardian/Observer newspaper.


Demotix CEO Turi Munthe was due to come and talk at the February Branch meeting, but unfortunately due to a mix up in days Turi will not be able to make it, as he is abroad all week. He has expressed keen interest to come in and talk about the PA issue and Demotix as a whole, so we are discussing rescheduling him to the March Branch meeting. Apologies for the mix up.

Branch Members Slideshow

As requested by our members, we have increased the image submission to five images per person and a maximum video rush of 25 seconds. All images should be sent to the branch secretary. Video can be sent via a file share site. The next branch members slideshow is pencilled in for the February branch meeting, 22 February, 6pm at Headland House.

Any motions to the branch should be sent to the branch secretary prior to the meeting.

The Egyptian Revolution Film and Photo Night

After covering the first 18-days of the Egyptian revolution, many UK photographers and video journalists have returned to London and will be screening their work in a special one night event, organised by the London Photographers’ Branch (LPB) and the British Press Photographers Association (BPPA), at the Shortwave Cinema on  Tuesday 1 March 2011.

PA to Distribute Demotix Images

Article on the PA Demotix deal.

Elections for NUJ General Secretary

The National Executive Committee of the NUJ has just announced the dates for the upcoming election of the unions’ General Secretary.

Attacks on media workers in Egypt

Many journalists, attempting to simply do their job, have been threatened, beaten and arrested. London Photographers’ Branch members Jess Hurd and Jason Parkinson were covering the Day of Rage when they were attacked by the Egyptian secret police.


Members may be interested in this event in support of Wikileaks, the controversial information leaking website that “Could become as important a journalistic tool as the Freedom of Information Act.” according to Time Magazine.

Skills Training – what do you need?

New software, new equipment, social media, multimedia, cameras that shoot Hollywood-quality video – do you need help keeping up?

Government Counter-Terrorism Review

After reading the Home Office review, it appears that the coalition government is planning to give the police new stop-and-search powers to get around the European Court of Human Rights’  S44 ruling.

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