Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Audio – Sexism & Bullying in the Media

29th November, 2012

Sexism & Bullying in the Media from London Photographers’ Branch on Vimeo.

NUJ calls for Leveson to back conscience clause for journalists

Audio – Digital Data Security

21st November, 2012

 

Digital Data Security from London Photographers’ Branch on Vimeo.

Due to a technical error the first part of the meeting was unfortunately not recorded.

Audio: The Big Picture, The History of Paparazzi

15th November, 2012

The Big Picture: History of the Paparazzi from London Photographers’ Branch on Vimeo.

With the recent furore over topless royal images, the looming conclusions of the Leveson Enquiry and the collapse of Big Pictures, we were delighted to have Charlie Pycraft who is owed thousands by his former Big Pictures boss Darryn Lyons “Mr Paparazzi” discussing,“The History of Paparazzi – The Big Picture”.

Check out this short film

 

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

Olympics Legal Guidelines

17th July, 2012

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

 

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The Politics of Photographing Poverty

9th April, 2012

 

The Politics of Photographing Poverty

We are delighted to have award winning photographer Stuart Freedman and author of Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class, Owen Jones to open a discussion on this subject at our next London Photographers’ Branch meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Public Order Tip Sheet

6th April, 2012

Sexism in the Media – Report & Podcast

26th March, 2012

Last week I spoke at  Where are all the Women? How to beat Sexism in the Media, a fringe event at the TUC Womens’ Conference.

In the run-up to the meeting I spoke to many of my colleagues, men and women about the topic. To be honest I was horrified by the accounts from my female colleagues about the day-to-day sexism they face.

Women are massively under represented in our industry with lower pay, less shifts, less staff positions, less security. They face discrimination for the type of work they do and are bullied and harassed by some of their male colleagues.

Read the NUJ conference report and listen to the podcast here

We plan to have a meet-up of female colleagues to talk about the issues and how they can be addressed this Friday 30th March – 7pm upstairs at the Bloomsbury Tavern.

Please email jess@jesshurd.com if you are planning to attend (for bar snack numbers)

 

NUJ Opposes Boris Byelaws

1st February, 2012

Letter to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
cc’d Mayors Office & City Hall Press Office

Dear Sir

The National Union of Journalists, London Photographers’ Branch notes with great concern the proposed introduction of new byelaws covering Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square. We are specifically concerned with the restrictions on press photography in these areas without prior written consent:

“Acts within the Square for which written permission is required: take photographs or film or make any other recordings of visual images for the purpose of or in connection with a business, trade, profession or employment or any activity carried on by a person or body of persons, whether corporate or unincorporate.” Read the rest of this entry »

Are You Trauma Aware?

31st May, 2011

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Search for the excellent YouTube video, “The Five Stages Of A Giraffe in Quicksand”

Trauma sells, it dominates the news. We read about it every day, images of trauma bombard us through every media outlet. But what happens when the photographer becomes traumatised?

Following our last branch meeting Dealing with Trauma, myself and Branch Secretary Jason Parkinson were invited to a Trauma Retreat, hosted by the Dart Centre in Whitby. We had previously been part of a Dart round table discussion with journalists who had covered the revolution in Egypt, sharing the experiences in covering the uprisings in the Middle East with a view to working more safely in the future.

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