Archive for August, 2013

Oxfam Photography Prize for Women

20th August, 2013

Oxfam is offering three emerging female photographers aged 18-25 an opportunity to complete a commission for Oxfam’s spring campaign, which will raise awareness of women living in poverty worldwide. Oxfam will commission three of Magnum Photos’ female photographers to document projects in Armenia, Chad and Sri Lanka ­ and they’re looking for three young female photographers to work with them.

As well as winning an all expenses-paid trip to Armenia, Chad or Sri Lanka and the opportunity to create a meaningful body of work, each winner will receive professional mentoring and a £1,000 fee.

The deadline for applications is 9 September. Find out more and apply here.


LPB talks: photobooks and self-publishing audio

2nd August, 2013

Below is a recording of the talks given by Stephen Lee and Marc Vallée at our July branch meeting. It begins with a presentation by Zarina Holmes of a slide show prepared by Martin Brink. A PDF of the slide show can be viewed via the link below.

Audio:  LPB 130730

Martin Brink PDF:  NUJ_LPB_Martin_Brink

New LPB Facebook group

1st August, 2013

At our July branch meeting it was decided that the branch Facebook group should be switched from ‘secret’ to ‘open’, so that non-members of the group can find it and see what members are posting. This will allow us to use the group to raise the profile of the branch and recruit new members to the union.

In fact, Facebook does not permit the direct conversion of a secret group to an open one, so a new open LPB Facebook group has been launched: . The old group remains where it was, but no longer accepts new posts.

The new group is open to all NUJ members, NUJ officials, non-union photographers with a strong interest in joining the NUJ, and members of other TUC-affiliated trade unions who have a strong interest in photographers’ issues and concerns.

Future Branch Discussions

1st August, 2013

There is no branch meeting in August. The next one will be held on Tuesday 24th September. The discussion topics for that and the following meetings have not yet been confirmed. If you have topics you would like to see featured in future branch discussions, please email them to

Access to the Members’ area of this site

1st August, 2013

The Members area of this site contains the minutes of LPB branch and committee meetings, and occasional additional private information intended for branch members only. If you are a branch member and do not currently have access to this, please register using the link at the top right of the home page. Access will then be enabled, usually within 48 hours. If you have any problem with this, email

New branch mailing list

1st August, 2013

The branch has set up a new mailing list, so that all members can receive the monthly emailed newsletter. The first newsletter using the new list was sent out on 22 July. If you are a branch member, but didn’t receive it, please email If you do not wish to receive the newsletter, each one has an unsubscribe option.