Posts Tagged ‘Photography’
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”.
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”.
All Welcome! Nibbles & drinks provided.
6pm – Tuesday 30th October
308 Gray’s Inn Road
Read the NUJ statement on Big Pictures
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 email@example.com if you are planning to attend (for bar snack numbers)
Letter to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
cc’d Mayors Office & City Hall Press Office
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 »
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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.