Archive for October, 2012

NUJ Delegate Meeting Report

29th October, 2012

1210NUJ DM Delegate Meeting Report pdf (3 pages)

Topshop Legal Report

26th October, 2012

Topshop security guard. UK Uncut – Big Society Revenue and Customs, campaign for companies to pay tax. Oxford St, London © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

This is a report from Roy Mincoff, NUJ Legal Officer who attended a meeting with Topshop’s Operations manager following an apology for an assault and ban of London Photographer’ Branch Chair Jess Hurd.

“Jess Hurd was manhandled, assaulted and detained when covering a protest at Topshop in Oxford Street. Jess rightly wanted an apology for the distress she suffered and withdrawal of a ban from her entering the store. She did not want legal action or damages for what had happened, preferring to use her time on her work and union commitments. Read the rest of this entry »

LPB October 2012 Newsletter

23rd October, 2012

 

October Branch Meeting: The History of Paparazzi – The Big Picture

With the recent furore over topless royal image, the looming conclusions of the Leveson Enquiryand the collapse of Big Pictures, we are delighted to have two photographers to discuss “The History of Paparazzi – The Big Picture”.

Solidarity with the New York Times

The London Photographers’ Branch (LPB) of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) extends solidarity with the hundreds of trade unionist at The New York Times and the New York Newspaper Guild in your continuing negotiations with management.

Pay Up Big Pictures

The NUJ has called on Darryn Lyons to pay out what is owed to staff and to freelance photographers who licensed their work through Big Pictures.

The Big Pictures photo agency was put into administration after running into financial difficulties but the new company set up is still connected to Darryn Lyons. Read the rest of this article »

LPB Sexism in the Industry DM Motion

The following motion was passed unanimously at the 2012 NUJ Delegate Meeting in Newcastle.

This DM notes with concern women photographers’ reports of sexism and bullying in the industry.

Women are woefully underrepresented. According to a National Photographic Council survey last year women represent only 17% of the news gathering industry.

Photographers, men and women, complained of a ‘boys club’ mentality, which excludes women, especially when they try to establish themselves in the industry. Read the rest of this article »

LPB Production Order DM Motion

The following motion was passed unanimously at the 2012 NUJ Delegate Meeting in Newcastle.

This DM notes with alarm the increase use of Production Orders by police to seize photographs, footage and audio recordings made by professional journalists at public order events such as the student protests, the 2011 summer riots and the Dale Farm eviction. Read the rest of this article »

10 Facts – In Defence of Photography

Branch Members Section (log in to view)

Draft Branch Meeting: 25 September 2012

Delegate’s Statement on DM Voting

Draft Committee Minutes: 2 October 2012

Solidarity with the New York Times

23rd October, 2012

The London Photographers’ Branch (LPB) of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) extends solidarity with the hundreds of trade unionist at The New York Times and the New York Newspaper Guild in your continuing negotiations with management.

We, the LPB committee, know very well that similar attacks on our living standards in the UK and our trade union, the NUJ, organises and fights against forced redundancies and managements’ relentless attempts to continue lowering our rates of pay.

Please let us know how we can further express our solidarity.

Unity is our strength.

London Photographers’ Branch Committee

 

The History of Paparazzi – The Big Picture

22nd October, 2012

Listen to audio from the meeting here.

With the recent furore over topless royal images, the looming conclusions of the Leveson Enquiry and the collapse of Big Pictures, we are delighted to have two photographers to discuss “The History of Paparazzi – The Big Picture”.

Charlie Pycraft is owed thousands by his former Big Pictures boss Darryn Lyons “Mr Paparazzi” and John Gordon is a photographer and co-founder of Big Pictures.

Facebook Event

All Welcome! Nibbles & drinks provided.

6pm – Tuesday 30th October

NUJ Headland House

308 Gray’s Inn Road

WC1 8DP

Read the NUJ statement on Big Pictures

10 Facts – In Defence of Photography

Pay Up Big Pictures

16th October, 2012

Press Release – 16 October 2012

NUJ calls for staff and freelances to be paid

The NUJ has called on Darryn Lyons to pay out what is owed to staff and to freelance photographers who licensed their work through Big Pictures.

The Big Pictures photo agency was put into administration after running into financial difficulties but the new company set up is still connected to Darryn Lyons. Read the rest of this entry »

LPB Sexism in the Industry DM Motion

8th October, 2012

The following motion was passed unanimously at the 2012 NUJ Delegate Meeting in Newcastle.

This DM notes with concern women photographers’ reports of sexism and bullying in the industry.

Women are woefully underrepresented. According to a National Photographic Council survey last year women represent only 17% of the news gathering industry.

Photographers, men and women, complained of a ‘boys club’ mentality, which excludes women, especially when they try to establish themselves in the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

LPB Production Order DM Motion

8th October, 2012

The following motion was passed unanimously at the 2012 NUJ Delegate Meeting in Newcastle.

This DM notes with alarm the increase use of Production Orders by police to seize photographs, footage and audio recordings made by professional journalists at public order events such as the student protests, the 2011 summer riots and the Dale Farm eviction. Read the rest of this entry »