PAN office update – desk selfie

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27 March: PANDeskSelfieMarch2015
PAN HQ ↑ Yeah, there you go Stewart – make sure you choose the ‘proper’ breakfast next time mate! …

UPDATE: 30 March ↓ Continuing on from our own office selfie posted on Friday, celebrity photo agency Fame-Flynet London have sent their own updated agency desk selfie
…what’s with the duster Danny?

• View other industry desks in our Agency Desk feature last year.
• Send your agency desk – we are also welcoming magazine and newspaper picture desks….

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Press Photo History Project – mapping press photography

The team are woking on our Press Photo History Project today.

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Latest photo industry jobs on PAN

• Freelance Picture Researcher / Home based – 2 days per week £ negotiable
• One year fixed contract Maternity Cover – photo library – London
• Picture Editor – The Sunday Times Magazine – London

All on the Jobs page

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EyeEm preps direct image sales platform – $20 for a standard (editorial and commercial) license, or $250 for extended commercial

Looks like photo community EyeEm are preparing to going direct with image sales for it’s 50,000 contributing photographers on a platform called Market. EyeEm partnered Getty Images last year for a little ‘Beta’ selling, seems that went well so they are batting on direct now.

From their announcement: Photography community E​yeEm ​has launched Market, its newly developed in­house platform that allows global members to make their photos available for purchase online. Whether taken with a mobile device or captured through an external camera, EyeEm users can now earn real money from the photos they take. For publishers, editors, brands, and anyone else with a need for high­quality authentic photography, EyeEm Market provides access to over 50 million images, with new photos added on a daily basis. Pricing is simple, starting at $20 for a standard (editorial and commercial) license, or $250 for extended commercial use, with all revenue split 50/50 between the photographer and EyeEm.
After a period of beta testing ­ that included a deal to distribute a gallery of community images via Getty Images ­ EyeEm Market is now fully integrated on both the EyeEm iOS & Android apps, as well as the supporting web dashboard, to easily allow users to manage their image library and make photos from their profiles available for sale.

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Photographer call: HEX commercial lifestyle production shoots

This in from Helen at The Hell Gate photo agency in NY: “Hi Will, We are looking to recruit great photographers across the UK and Europe to submit and work with HEX”. HEX is their commercial lifestyle production brand which launched last year. Above and below are examples of recent shoots

They say: ‘In terms of positioning we are keeping the HEX simple – Lifestyle that leans heavily great portraiture & reportage and the work of The Hell Gate. In terms of outlook, to take on material that addresses the unaddressed & the real world.
We are seeking UK & European photographers to submit their work, to collaborate with us on a paid shoot basis & lead our production outside the US. We’ll be doing shoots with HEX art direction that pays & we also need photographers to want to get on board & just submit for royalty. Photographers can contact



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Photographer Lynn Goldsmith is now at Camera Press

A great signing for UK based independent photo agency Camera Press here – Photographer Lynn Goldsmith has chosen agency to represent her work in the UK/RoI.
Lynn Goldsmith’s imagery is in numerous collections: The Smithsonian, The Polaroid 
Collection, The Kodak Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, The Chicago Museum of 
Contemporary Photography, and the permanent collection of Museum Folkwang. She is a 
multi-awarded portrait photographer whose work has appeared on and between the covers of Life, Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, People, Elle, Interview, The New Yorker, etc. 

Twelve books of her photography have been published. She has been on The New York Times Best Seller list as well as won two Art Direction awards for them: Titles include Rock and Roll Stories, The Police: 1978-1983, Bruce Springsteen- Access All Areas, 
The Police, New Kids, Circus Dreams, PhotoDiary, and 

• Lynn was the founder of LGI Photo Agency, an organisation which 
represented the work of over two hundred worldwide photographers. Established in 
1976, LGI was the first agency to specialise in servicing celebrity portraiture for 
editorial usage. LGI was sold in 1997 so that Lynn could more fully focus on creating images. 

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Portrait photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth now exclusive with INTERTOPICS

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Portrait photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth now has his images exclusively with Hamburg Germany based photo agency INTERTOPICS – Katharina at the agency confirmed to PAN this morning “We represent him in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and we answer direct requests from all over the world.”
They say: ‘When Udo Spreitzenbarth came to New York more than 20 years ago, he knew instantly “This is my kind of town”. The former student of architecture started working as a photographer and within the year one of his pictures made it on a billboard on Times Square. Today you find his portraiture on the covers of international fashion magazines like Vogue, Harper‘s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan. He dedicated an entire exhibition to his work with Tyra Banks and he was the photographer at “America’s Next Topmodel” and he recently opened his second studio at Los Angeles. German clients will now find his work represented exclusively by INTERTOPICS’.

• Since 1979 interTOPICS is renowned for its unique productions in the fields of music, movies and showbiz.
• 5 Million picture database cover the German and international entertainment-scene since the 1920s.

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Fotofringe London 2015: Exhibitors by logo

fotofringe is the annual person-to-person networking event for designers, publishers, picture researchers to secure images, deals and industry contacts.

Meet and the best photo libraries and agencies from around the globe all in one place for one day! What could be easier?
Thursday April 23 2015 09:30 to 17:30 (BST) Kings Place 90 York Way N1 9AG London
Book the date now Registration for image buyers is OPEN
fflogo2015 is Media Partner to Fotofringe London

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Job: Freelance Picture Researcher / Home based – 2 days per week £ negotiable

Arcangel Images
Role: Freelance Picture Researcher / Home based – 2 days per week £ negotiable

You will be the lead picture researcher for a creative photo and footage library. Due to an increase in picture search requests from our International clients, we are seeking to recruit a high calibre Picture researcher, ideally with a book publishing background.
We serve many of the top publishing houses and are well respected within the industry. Although our core market is book publishing, we also sell across industry sectors.
You must have the ability work to tight deadlines and be able to demonstrate previous experience in successfully matching images to client briefs.

The successful candidate will also:
– be able to work on varied client requirements
– multi-task and work alone as well as in a team environment
– have experience of using a central database or CRM
– be highly organised and proactive
– have strong communication skills and visual skills
– solid industry experience and an understanding of image standards and technical aspects
This role could be developed into a full time position so the ideal candidate would ideally be looking at this role with a longer term view.

Please send your CV and brief covering letter to

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View: Round up of the best medical photos as chosen by The Wellcome Image Awards

↑ Click though to view another amazing round up of the best medical photos chosen for the Wellcome Image Awards.

↑ This image by by Michael Frank of a pregnant pony uterus has been selected as the overall winner.

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Attend: Documentary Preservation Summit – NYC

“Documentary films capture vital moments of history and culture that are at great risk of being lost if we don’t pay greater attention to their preservation”.

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Launched: ITN Source Short Film Competition – create from the archive = win £1000

ITN Source has launched a competition which encourages filmmakers to create a one minute film using footage from its archive. Details on

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Watch: Terry Fincher – award-winning Fleet Street photographer – ‘This is Your Life’ – 1976 footage

This just in from photographer David Levenson: – Great find!!

“Hi Will
I thought that you might be interested in this.

Terry Fincher on This Is Your Life, April 21st 1976
My wife Lucy had this recording of her Dad on an old VHS tape, and we just got it digitised. I have uploaded it to YouTube. Just via Facebook, it has already had nearly 500 views in a couple of days!
I love the opening shot where his business partner at Photographers International, Paul Sargent, brings him into meet Struan Cooper, the Daily Express picture editor. A Fleet Street picture desk in its heyday!”

Watch Terry via the Press Photo History Project

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Photographer Lefteris Pitarakis named AP’s chief photographer for Turkey

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Congratulations to PAN featured photographer Lefteris Pitarakis who has been named AP’s chief photographer for Turkey, based in Istanbul.
Here’s the announcement by Tony Hicks, AP’s regional photo editor for Europe and Africa.:
“Turkey is a country with a dynamic breaking news agenda, top level sports and rich historical traditions. In Lefteris Pitarakis, AP has an experienced, creative and hard-working photographer with all the attributes needed to make his assignment there a massive success,” Hicks said.

Pitarakis, 40, started work with the AP as a freelance photographer in 1998 and covered the Balkans region with assignments in Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo, as well as Cyprus. From 2000 to 2005 he was based in the Middle East, mainly covering the Palestinian uprising against Israel. Later, he became deputy photo editor for Israel and the Palestinian territories, and traveled throughout the Middle East, Europe, North Africa and South Asia. He also covered the aftermath of the U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Since 2005, Pitarakis has been based in London while continuing to travel frequently. He covered three wars in the Gaza Strip, and his work from the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon was included in a team entry that became a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

In his latest assignment, he covered the fighting between Islamic State militants and Kurdish fighters for the Syrian city of Kobani.

Pitarakis also shoots video for AP and trains AP photographers on shooting video, as well as lecturing frequently about ethics in photojournalism, a topic he has championed in universities and photography institutions.

He graduated from Middlesex University with a degree in photography and holds a master’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Westminster.

• Lefteris photo supplied AP Photo/Chryssa Panoussiadou ©AP

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Photographers: VII accepting applications for membership

Editorial photo agency VII are accepting photographer applications to join the agency up to May 1, 2015.

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