Discount for branch and NUJ members

28th May, 2013

Preparing a video shoot at the RNOH. September 19, 2012. Photo: Magda RakitaEdmond Terakopian, our speaker at tonight’s branch meeting, is offering a discount to NUJ members for his one-on-one all day video workshop.  Anyone interested can inquire at the meeting or contact the branch committee for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: Tonight’s meeting starts at 6.00pm; Edmund’s talk on DSLR video starts at 7.00pm

LPB January 2013 Newsletter

22nd January, 2013

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January Branch Meeting and AGM 6.00pm Tuesday 29 January 2013

The January branch meeting will include our Annual General Meeting, a talk and discussion about crowd-funding, an International Report, and the usual monthly branch business, including a brief report on the Government’s latest copyright legislation. Read the rest of this article 

Praise for the union after photographer wins nine year Swiss legal battle

LPB member Guy Smallman has praised the NUJ for its support throughout nine years of a legal battle for compensation for injuries he received at the hands of Swiss police whilst covering a G8 protest in Geneva in June 2003. Read the rest of this article 

A Fond Farewell

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

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Draft Committee Minutes – 8 January 2013

Draft Branch Minutes: 18 December 2012

LPB December Newsletter

11th December, 2012


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

LPB November 2012 Newsletter

20th November, 2012

Sexism and Bullying in the Media

The November London Photographers’ Branch (LPB) meeting will discuss “Sexism and Bullying in the Media”.

We are delighted to have Anna van Heeswijk, the CEO of Object, Lena Calvert, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Equality Officer and Anne-Marie Sanderson, a press and sports photographer based in North London.  Read the rest of this article »

Review of the Year 2012: Get Your Images In

The December branch meeting is approaching fast, on an earlier night of Tuesday 18 December, usual time of 6pm. We will be holding an evening of food and drink and sitting back to view a festive visual show of our members favourite work over the year. Read the rest of this article »

Audio: The Big Picture, The History of Paparazzi

NUJ Delegate Meeting Report

Topshop Legal Report

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.

Solidarity to Northern Ireland Broadcasters Fighting Production Order

NUJ Training Courses

The NUJ has announced a series of dates for NUJ members trade union training in 2012 and 2013.

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Draft Committee Meeting: 6 November 2012

Draft Branch Minutes: 30 October 2012

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

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Draft Branch Meeting: 25 September 2012

Delegate’s Statement on DM Voting

Draft Committee Minutes: 2 October 2012

August 2012 Newsletter

22nd August, 2012

August Meeting: Digital Data Security

Technology and widespread Internet access encourage instant freedom of communication and organisation on a level previously thought impossible. But there’s a sinister, dangerous side to these technologies where companies and governments can access, use and block data to censor, spy on, follow or hurt those trying to distribute it.

Speaking will be Anna Mazzola & Athalie Matthews from Bindmans LLP as well as a Q&A on technology with photographers Edward Hirst & Jules Mattsson.

NUJ DM Delegate Election Re-Run

Unfortunately one of our LPB delegates has dropped out of representing the branch at the NUJ DM in October. Our reserve has also had  to back out. At the next branch meeting, Tuesday 28 August, we will need to re-elect a new delegate and two new reserves to fulfill our role at the DM.

We are also encouraging our student members who would like to attend to contact us. Our branch will cover the cost of one student member to attend the DM and work with other students from across the country, to report on the delegate meeting.

Payback Time!

The Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) has a share of over £3 million in payback royalties for NUJ members whose work has been reproduced in UK books and magazines or broadcast on certain UK television channels.

Topshop Action Cancelled

In response to demands from the NUJ, Topshop have contacted the union and offered a meeting with senior representatives of Topshop and Arcadia to discuss Jess Hurd’s complaint. As a consequence the NUJ protest on Saturday 11 August has now been cancelled.

Olympics Legal Guidelines

The National Union of Journalists has been assured that there will be no press freedom issues during the Olympics with security guards, police or the military. This know-your-rights guide is designed to help if things go wrong. Download pdf version

Latest NUJ Council Vacancies

There are a range of current vacanies on NUJ Councils and the union is urging members to take part in these NUJ decision-making bodies and share the work of advancing the aims and objectives of the NUJ.


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