License-ready: Rare Images – The Duchess of Alba aged 16 – Daily Sketch archive 2 glass plate negatives

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↑ Duke of Alba’s daughter, the Duchess of Alba. Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart; Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y Silva; María del Rosario Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva; aged 16 years 26/01/1942

Marc Russell, Picture Librarian at the News UK archive, – home to the image collections of Times, Sunday Times and The Sun – set to work searching the newspaper groups’ vast photo library storage facility at Bow in London this morning on the news of the death of The Duchess of Alba. He found two glass plate negatives showing what is thought to be rare images of the Duchess when she was young.

The images have been scanned, captioned and are available to view and license now or call them on 02077117888

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Now open in the UK: Maground – urban, landscape and road stock photo agency

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Maground, a specialist supplier of urban, landscape and road stock photography and the world’s largest online supplier of HDR Domes has opened its new sales office in central London. The agency offers an extensive portfolio of high quality RM images from 150 professional photographers based across the globe.
“We are very excited to be establishing ourselves as the go-to brand for 3D, CGI and creative professionals in the UK” says Jens Mueller, joint CEO at Maground. “The UK market offers significant potential and we are pleased to consolidate further our position within Europe.”
The London office is the latest as the agency expands its global network with offices already established in Hamburg, Los Angeles, Beijing. The UK office will be headed up by Maryam Faiz, formerly from Corbis Images. Maryam Faiz said: “I am delighted to be joining Maground as its London office Managing Director. The role offers extensive scope to increase Maground’s engagement and reach in the UK market at a very exciting time in its history”.
Established in 2007 with offices in Hamburg, Los Angeles, Beijing.

• PAN spoke with the London office and YES they are welcoming new contributors to the collection, So, photographers and agencies wanting to get onboard should contact submission@maground.com – To learn more about the depth of the collection and licensing give them a call on 020 3102 6466.
• …HDR Domes

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‘LightRocket’ the photographers web platform offering real image marketing

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PAN reader, Yvan Cohen co-founder of LightRocket a web platform offering pro photographers a website, digital storage and stock sales, has been working hard at the marketing images from photographers signed to his platform.
Today he is showing off a new feature called ‘creative flow’ on LightRocket’s home page featuring license-ready creative photography from their subscribed photographers.
Yvan says: “There’s a section of our homepage we call the ‘creative flow’ because it includes links to some of the finest, and most creative, imagery in the LightRocket collection. Here’s a link to one of the showcases featured in the creative flow And while you’re at it why not grab a free account and take LightRocket for a spin!”
PAN likes the Faces selection

• Also announced this week – the launch of a new free membership plan, ‘a move which instantly opens up this popular platform to a broader pool of talented and passionate photographers around the world.’
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↑ Click it – ‘Free membership includes 5GB of cloud storage, the ability to publish a collection of images on LightRocket’s commercial archive, a configurable portfolio website and a host of other professional media management tools designed to help photographers focus on better management and marketing of their work.’

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License-Ready: latest ‘Small Business’ imagery – Gallery Stock

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Spotted a great edit here from the art directors at Gallery Stock released today ↑ click it
They say: Here at Gallery Stock we deal with all company sizes. But today, lets focus on the small. Our latest ‘small business’ imagery can be found here

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Searching for: LNA image early 1930s – N. London cabinet-making

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Dear Will
Many thanks for your time earlier. Here is the front and back of the photo I am trying to identify.
Full details on our Press Photo History Project

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Caption and location needed: Help identify 428 images – Aerofilms Collection

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The Britain from Above project have completed the conservation, digitisation and cataloguing of the earliest 95,000 images in the Aerofilms Collection…
…all that’s left to do is identify the caption-less images
‘Since the website was launched in June 2012, we’ve uploaded 1528 unlocated images. Thanks to the hard work of our website users, 72% of these have been identified. However there are still a further 428 that need identifying. Some of these have only just been added to the website, but a few have been online since the website went live. Their locations have eluded our Cataloguing Team and our website users for over two years.’
​• Please note that once the project has finished you will still be able to contribute information to help identify the unlocated images. The three project partners will continue to update the data on the website to reflect newly identified images.

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All ITV stills archives now at Rex HQ London – 250K images scanned to date

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↑ ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!’ TV Programme, Australia – 16 Nov 2014 Photo by REX

In the UK – photo agency REX has united all the regional ITV archives under one roof at their central London headquarters.
They say: ‘We have recently taken delivery of the Yorkshire, Tyne Tees and Anglia collections, which join the Granada, LWT, Carlton, ATV, Central and ITC archives already housed in our Clerkenwell offices and complete the ITV set.’ Over 400 metres of purpose-built shelving have been constructed to hold the physical archives from all of ITV’s previous storage locations.
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250K images from the archives have been scanned with an ongoing programme to add thousands more.

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Book: Paparazzo – The Elio Sorci Collection

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Actor and former boxer Walter Chiari (left) chases after photographer Tazio Secchiaroli (right) along the Via Veneto, Rome, Italy, 1958. Chiari became enraged when Secchiaroli photographed him on a night out with Ava Gardner. The scene was captured by Secchiaroli’s partner, Elio Sorci, in a sequence of pictures that saw the emergence of paparazzi photography. © Elio Sorci/Camera Press

London based photo agency Camera Press are currently digitising the Archive of paparazzo Elio Sorci. Specialist publishing house Roads have made a wonderfull edit and produced a book around the Sorci archive called PAPARAZZO. They say: ‘Paparazzo is the first definitive collection of his award-winning work across four decades. Each frame capturesthe vitality and excitement of ‘la Dolce Vita’, while revealing something of the charm, vivacity, intuition, and tenacity of the man himself.’


↑ Watch Roads’ Sorci film

More on the book:
The post-Fascist Italy of the early 1950s saw an explosion in international film production, and as stars flocked to Rome – followed by models, playboys, and monarchs – the city was transformed. Therich and beautiful congregated in villas, nightclubs and Via Veneto cafés, and the media was quick to capitalise on the drama of these glamorous personalities. A small band of press photographers were the very first to document this ‘Hollywood on the Tiber’ phenomenon, and in doing so they revolutionised their art form forever. Their methods were new, rapid and inventive; they worked hard and fast to be the first on the picture desks and from there, the front pages of the world’s papers. These men would later be dubbed the ‘paparazzi’, and they changed the face of photojournalism. Among their number was Elio Sorci.
Sorci was a strategic mastermind, with an independent spirit and unparalleled appetite for adventure that made him a leader in his field. His was the image that finally confirmed the Elizabeth Taylor – Richard Burton affair. His photograph of fellow paparazzo Tazio Secchiaroli being chased by the antagonised Walter Chiari set a radical precedent for modern paparazzi photography. Stripped-back images depict this world just as it was, often tinged with vulgarity and essentially superficial, but thrilling, compelling, and seductive.

• Now Available Hardback £60 eu75 ISBN 978-1-909399-42-6 from Waterstones and all good bookshops.
• Also available as a Limited Edition which features an archival quality fine art print (£1,000 Eu 1,250).)
PAN has a copy of PAPARAZZO winging it’s way to the office – let you know how it looks in the flesh soon …..

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Job: Digital Marketing Manager – Robert Harding World Imagery

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Digital Marketing Manager

robertharding.com is a leading creator of digital content and we are looking for a new member of our team to help drive our sales globally. This would be a great position for someone who has begun their career in marketing and is looking for a fresh challenge.

Duties include ;
– Devising strategies to drive online traffic and sales to the robertharding.com website utilising the full marketing mix.
– Developing and managing digital marketing campaigns.
– Managing the social media strategy for the company.
– Uploading marketing material to online internet groups and social media sites.
– Engaging with customers through the use of social media.
– Continuous research into new relevant social media channels.
– Responsible for the Marketing calendar

Requirements for the role;
Degree in Marketing would be an advantage as would CIM qualification.
Previous experience in a similar role preferred but not essential
Previous experience in Sales preferred but not essential
Effective Project Management skills
Strong understanding of current online marketing concepts strategy and best practice.
Ability to use spreadsheets to analyse data and spot trends.
Understanding of customer segmentation.
Passionate and results driven individual.

You will be based in our very modern office in Maidenhead but some work may by arrangement be done from outside the office. Salary ( tba )

Please send your CV and covering letter by email to robert@robertharding.com

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Job: Sales and Licensing Assistant – Barcroft Media

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Position: Sales and Licensing Assistant

Description: International content company Barcroft Media are recruiting for a Sales and Licensing Assistant to join the team in their London office

Barcroft Media supply editorial content to newspapers, websites and broadcasters in the UK and around the world. In addition to our photographic and words content, we make television shows and ready-for-broadcast video content. Our flagship YouTube channel Barcroft TV boasts over 600 million views.

Working out of our fast-paced London bureau, this is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, bright and outgoing person seeking to enhance their career within the sales environment of an exciting company. The successful candidate will build relationships with current and future clients and maximise revenue opportunities in addition to supporting the licensing team with incoming enquiries, fee negotiation, administration and daily procedural needs.

View details of this job and others on the PAN Jobs page

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The Picture Pantry – Food Stock Library

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A beautiful collection of food images from some of the world’s finest food photographers. The royalty free images are renowned for their high production standards and perfect styling for modern picture needs.

We have a very contemporary ’boutique’ feel to the collection of images, and every single photograph has been hand picked for its suitability. Similarly, every photographer who works with us has been invited to join the library – it isn’t open to everyone. This means that you see a wonderfully curated collection of images – you won’t have to search through hundreds of pages of average images to find one that is suitable for your project.

We work with a very accommodating group of photographers who understand our clients needs, and supply us with images that are modern, artistic and delicious. Our photographers have won numerous awards for their work, and have enabled us to supply both editorial clients (such as GQ, Sainsbury’s Magazine, many recipe books, The Times, The Telegraph…we could go on…), as well as commercial customers in a wide variety of industries from retail to design.

More important than any of this, as a library, we will listen to your needs and do our absolute best to ensure you receive the images you require at an affordable rate.

Contact details:
craig@thepicturepantry.com
www.thepicturepantry.com

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Weekend photo read: ‘PYzine’ – a time-line walk back through youth fashions and the scene of the day

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Youth culture photo library PYMCA launched it’s ‘PY-Zine’ last year to flex the depth of the collection – it’s had a good year! The Who, Where, When features are a real time-line walk back through youth fashions and the scene of the day – enjoy the images here

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Trunk now represents photographers Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones

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NY based photo library Trunk Archive are now representing photographers Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones – for exclusive worldwide image licensing.
View the images

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Job: Picture Editor – The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

Spotted this on the News UK site:

Picture Editor, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine is seeking a Picture Editor. The role involves commissioning and organising shoots around the world; picture researching sometimes obscure destinations; managing tight budgets (and deadlines); negotiating with agents, libraries and travel companies; generating ideas and thinking creatively across the brand; and working closely with the art director and editor to create a strong visual identity for the magazine.

Closing Date: 25th November

Full details and to apply here

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Job: Sales and Licensing Assistant – Barcroft Media – London

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Position: Sales and Licensing Assistant

Description: International content company Barcroft Media are recruiting for a Sales and Licensing Assistant to join the team in their London office

Barcroft Media supply editorial content to newspapers, websites and broadcasters in the UK and around the world. In addition to our photographic and words content, we make television shows and ready-for-broadcast video content. Our flagship YouTube channel Barcroft TV boasts over 600 million views.

Working out of our fast-paced London bureau, this is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, bright and outgoing person seeking to enhance their career within the sales environment of an exciting company. The successful candidate will build relationships with current and future clients and maximise revenue opportunities in addition to supporting the licensing team with incoming enquiries, fee negotiation, administration and daily procedural needs.

Key Roles & responsibilities:
Identify and secure new clients and business opportunities for our pictures, words and video content
Maintain vocal client relationships on a day to day basis, increasing sales and revenue
Manage daily outgoing alerts that notify all of our clients to new content
Represent the company and the sales team in person at regular client meetings
Support the line manager with error-free administration and daily documentation

Ideal candidates will:
Possess an excellent telephone manner and enjoy creating and maintaining relationships
Be highly organised and detail focused
Be a team player and possess a positive attitude with a strong desire to learn and develop
Possess the necessary initiative and drive to succeed in a pressurised environment to achieve both individual and company objectives

Applicants must have at least one year’s experience working within a content / stock agency or similar environment.

To apply please send your CV to: jobs@barcroftmedia.com

PLEASE NOTE – NO PHONE CALLS

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