Shutting down: Twitpic – export your photos/videos by 25 Oct

Just a reminder here, if you uploaded any images or video to Twitpic they are clearing the database on 25 Oct. You can export your content here

The photo sharing app announced it was closing in September after not securing a buyer.

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Go See: Photographer Cinzia D’Ambrosi ‘Transitional’ – Brighton Photo Fringe

From the series ‘Transitional’ @ Cinzia D’Ambrosi

PAN reader, Photographer Cinzia D’Ambrosi shoots the gritty side of life. Her latest exhibition is called Transitional and presents stories of people living in provisional housing in the UK. Transitional refers to the state of in-between homelessness and insecure housing; people stuck in temporary or shelter accommodations, hostels, B&B and overcrowded homes.
It’s part of the Where We Stand exhibit a collaborative photography exhibition showcasing the work of MA students of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.
Runs during the Brighton Photo Fringe until 2 November.

Good seeing you yesterday Cinzia, we had good tea!

View the images in the book: Transitional

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Searching for: Photographer Goff Tinsley – Toxteth riots Liverpool UK

This in from a PAN reader:

‘We’re looking for a Liverpool photographer called Goff Tinsley who photographed riots in the city in the ’80s. Do you by any chance know how we might find him? ‘

Any details to thanks.

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Press Photo History Project – mapping press photography

The team are over at our Press Photo History Project for a few days.

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Latest photo industry jobs on PAN

Extended deadline Celebrity Fashion Keyworder – £18k – Rex Features London
• Full-time Account Executive / Sales Person for Natural History Picture Library
• Photo Editor

Details on the Jobs page

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Photo archive boss releases new album and announces next band gig – all invited

Matt Butson has overseen the archive at Getty Images for the past 12 years and has been with the archive for almost three decades. …in his spare time he runs a band – Helter Skelter – who have just released an EP One Wish available on iTunes now
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↑ Matt with an early guitar 1970’s ————————————– and now with the band ↑
↑Matt at the day job – Vice President, Hulton Archive at Getty Images.

When PAN told Matt we were going to give the new album a plug he replied: “Oh – and if anyone wants a free gig and buffet on Sat 15th Nov – see attached flyer!, and you’ll be amused to know the image is not from Getty Images!”.

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British Airways sponsor UK Picture Editors Guild Chairmans Award

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The UK Picture Editors Awards are delighted to announce that British Airways will sponsor this years Chairman’s Award.
The Award is given by the UK Picture Editors Guild to someone who has made a contribution to our industry that makes them stand out in a crowd of very talented people.
Previous recipients have been:
• 2010 Phil Coburn, photographer for the Sunday Mirror.
Phil lost his legs whilst on assignment for the Sunday Mirror in Afghanistan,Phil’s colleague writer Rupert Hamer sadly lost his life in the explosion.
Phils determination to overcome adversity has seen Phil return to work at the Sunday Mirror as a photographer and continue to bring his skill to a variety of assignments for the Sunday Mirror.
• 2011 Horst Faas(1933-2012),AP picture editor and photographer.
Legendary photographer and picture editor Horst Fass was a passionate and enthusiastic member of the UK Picture Editors Guild. His career spread over many years and three decades were spent in war zones around the world such as Bangladesh and Vietnam.
In two thousand and twelve at our expanded awards that paid tribute to the London Olympic Games we chose to honour two people with the Chairman’s award:
• 2012 Joan Sisley,Picture Editor.
Joan Sisley began her career at the Kentish Times and has had a pioneering career.Joan was the first woman to join the Guild. Joan working in publice relations was one of the first to appreciated and promote the visual image within public relations.
Joan led the way at the Post Office and was one of the first women executives at BT where she set up a picture department and was recognized by the Institute of Public Relations for her innovative use of photography in PR.
• 2012 Kent Gavin, Photographer.
Kent Gavin was recognized by the Guild for his lifetimes work with the Daily Mirror.
Seven times Royal Photographer of the Year and twice Royal Photographer of the Decade are amongst the awards that have been given to Kent . HIs cabinet boast an impressive 143 photography trophies.Kent has travelled the world producing exclusive images for the Daily Mirror none more spectacular than his images of the seal hunt in Canada that led to a nationwide campaign to stop the slaughter
• 2013 Paul Delmar, photographer ,teacher.
Working for nearly twenty years as a press photographer Paul travelled the world on assignment for the Dudley Herald and the Birmingham Post and Mail until he found a greater calling in 1979 when he became a lecturer at Norton College in Sheffield.Many of those who ply their trade today in our industry were students of this great educator
andd owe thanks to him.
↑ Alan Sparrow – UK Picture Editors Guild Chairman
Read more about the 2014 Awards here

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Spotted: For Sale – 30 year collection of Computer Clipart, Photographic images – $100

A chap in Kansas City is selling his working-life’s collection of stock content – ’30 year collection of Computer Clipart, Photographic images, Fonts, and sound effects. Literally millions of images. The largest collection of digital art for publication (hard copy and-online) you will ever see. I am no longer in the digital publishing business, retired.’
Yours for $100 …gotta be some seriously ‘classic’ stock photos in that lot! – clearing the rights on the resale could be tricky though

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Bodleian secures William Henry Fox Talbot personal archive – £2.25M funds raised

The Bodleian Libraries have secured the final funds needed to acquire the Personal Archive of William Henry Fox Talbot. The final funds come via a legacy donation to the Libraries.
The Bodleian’s appeal to acquire the Fox Talbot Archive was launched two years ago in late 2012 with an aim to raise the £2.25 million needed to purchase the Archive. A significant grant of £1.2 million from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) in December 2012 gave the appeal a vital boost with further gifts from the Art Fund along with donations from numerous other private individuals and charitable trusts helping to increase the tally to £1.9 million. The recent legacy donation has allowed the Bodleian Libraries to now reach its target of £2.25 million.
Announcing the news on Sunday 5 October at the Photography Oxford Festival 2014, Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian said: ‘We are so pleased to have reached our fundraising target and are at last able to secure the Fox Talbot archive. We are extremely grateful for all the donations we received, from the grants awarded by the Art Fund and the NHMF to all the individual donations and for the unwavering support we’ve had in our campaign. We look forward to making this fascinating and important resource available to scholars, students and the photographic community.’

PAN related article Jan 20 2013: Support: Fox Talbot Personal Archive Acquisition

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Photo agency calendar launched: The Haunted Realm – 2015, Simon Marsden Archive

‘The Haunted Realm – 2015′ ↑ click to view the images – order here

The say: ‘Sir Simon Marsden’s startingly atmospheric black and white infrared photographs reveal a hidden, haunted world, transporting the reader to a different realm. In the Haunted Realm wall calendar, each beguiling image is accompanied by accounts of the apparitions that have been reported at each site, and the strange and often macabre real-life events said to lie behind them.’
Marsden died in 2012
His work can be found in museums and galleries worldwide.

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