March Branch Meeting: Photobook Publishing

14th March, 2016

India - Ernakulam - A shrine to the Communist leader A. K. Gopalan(AKG) in the Indian Coffee House


6.30pm, Tuesday 29 March 2016

The Studio, London Welsh Centre, 157-163 Gray’s Inn Road London, WC1X 8UE


At this month’s meeting photojournalist and NUJ member Stuart Freedman will give a talk on his experience of having his first book being published.

The Palaces of Memory is a journey into India through the Indian Coffee Houses, a national network of worker-owned cafés which can be found in cities throughout the sub-continent. The Coffee Houses simultaneously speak of a Post-Independence optimism and a now-faded grandeur. Buried deep within the country’s collective memory they have for decades acted simultaneously as political and artistic salons as well as simple eating places.

Stuart is photographer and writer based between London and New Delhi. A member of Panos Pictures, he has, over more than two decades, covered stories from Albania to Zambia and his work has featured internationally including in Life, Geo, Time, Der Spiegel, Newsweek, The Sunday Times Magazine, Paris Match, Smithsonian, Condé Nast Traveller.

The Palaces of Memory – Tales from the Indian Coffee House is published by Dewi Lewis with a foreword by Amit Chaudhuri and was shortlisted for the Pictures of the Year (POYi) best book award in the United States.


NUJ Delegate Meeting (DM 2016) Southport

We will also be looking at the motions proposed for the NUJ Delegate Meeting that will take place in Southport from Thursday 14 April to Sunday 17 April 2016. This will give us the opportunity to discuss the policies being lined up for our union, and to vote on how our delegates should address them at DM. The final DM agenda is available from the main NUJ website. At the January AGM we elected three out of our four DM delegates (John Rogers, Michael Cole and Michael Preston). The fourth delegate will be elected at this month’s meeting.


Election of branch officers

The following vacant branch officers posts will be up for election. Secretary, Membership Secretary and Union Learning Representative.

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