Archive for December, 2012

A Fond Farewell

18th December, 2012

London Photographers’ Branch Chair, Jess Hurd, has informed the LPB committee that she will not be standing for re-election in the New Year.

Jess said, “It has been a fantastic three years. The London Photographers’ Branch has really pushed photographer issues to the top of the agenda. We began the branch at the height of the “Im a Photographer Not a Terrorist” campaign, a successful campaign which mobilised thousands of photographers in Trafalgar Square and was central to reversing the police policy of stop and search. The London Photographers’ Branch has had many successes, most notably concerning press freedom, exposing police surveillance of journalists, defending the press against attacks from the English Defence League and other far right groups – from the landmark Dale Farm Production Order victory to the on-going campaign around private security.

It has been an honour and a privilege to serve the branch in this voluntary role and help build a collective response to the issues we face as photographers. Some of the most important and hardest work we have done has been tackling sexism and bullying, I hope the new Chair will continue to champion the fight against these and other issues that blight our industry. We are building the branch in difficult economic times and a principled, collective response is now more important than ever. I wish the branch every success in 2013 and beyond”

There will be an election for LPB’s new Chair and committee at the branch AGM – 29th January 2013 – 6pm NUJ HQ

Tonight will be making merry at our joint branch Xmas Party and review of the year – beginning at 6pm NUJ HQ and later at the Harrison Pub (disabled access).

LPB December Newsletter

11th December, 2012

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Joint Christmas Party: Review of the Year

It’s that time of year again, Tuesday 18 December, 6pm at NUJ Headland House, will be the third NUJ LPB Christmas party. This year we will be holding a joint event with the NUJ Independent Broadcasting and New Media Branch. As well as a video showcasing new media we are collecting images and video for the LPB Review of the Year to show on the night.

Facebook Event. Read the rest of this article »

Leveson Urged To Back Conscience Clause

Tomorrow Lord Justice Leveson will publish the findings of his inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics in the press and his examination of the relationship of the press with the public, police and politicians. Read the rest of this article »

Audio: Rates and New Media

Audio – Sexism & Bullying in the Media

Audio – Digital Data Security

Audio: The Big Picture, The History of Paparazzi

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Draft Branch Meeting: 27 November 2012

Draft Committee Meeting: 6 November 2012

Branch Minutes: 30 October 2012

Audio: Rates and New Media

10th December, 2012

September Branch Meeting: Rates and New Media from London Photographers’ Branch on Vimeo.

We were very pleased to have Anna Stevens, the multimedia producer at Panos Pictures and video journalist Jason Parkinson to discuss the issues around getting the rate for the job and embracing new forms of media. The event was Chaired by Jess Hurd.

NUJ Freelance Fees Guide

Joint Christmas Party: Review of the Year

6th December, 2012

It’s that time of year again, Tuesday 18 December, 6pm at NUJ Headland House, will be the third NUJ LPB Christmas party. This year we will be holding a joint event with the NUJ Independent Broadcasting and New Media Branch. As well as a video showcasing new media we are collecting images and video for the LPB Review of the Year to show on the night.

Members and non-members are welcome.

Facebook Event. Read the rest of this entry »