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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Found: Lord Lucan

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Lord Lucan’s disappearance on 8 November 1974, photo library Topfoto have found a great selection of license ready images of Lucan for your coverage.

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Searching for: Harry Smith Horticultural Photograph Collection – 1950s, 60s and 70s

This in from PAN reader Sarah McDonald, Heritage Collections Manager at the Royal Horticultural Society

Hello Will,

Hope you’re very well? I’ve inherited a photographic collection in my new job at RHS and am trying to track down some info or photographers.
I wonder if it’s possible to put a call out on the Press Photo History site?

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Reminder: Fotofringe London 2015 – rebooking ends 31 Oct

↑ At the tables talking images – Fotofringe London 2014 © Robert Piwko

Photo agencies, picture libraries and footage resources it’s time to secure your spot in front of hundreds of content buyers for the 2015 Fotofringe London event.

Agencies who have rebooked for fotofringe 2015 so far include: Alamy, Rex Features, Getty Images, WENN, 123rf, Mirrorpix,, ArenaPAL performing arts library, Rossiya Segodnya (formerly RIA Novosti), Advertising Archives, Nature Picture Library, akg-images; News Syndication, Allstar Picture Library, Lebrecht, EyeUbiquitous, Action Images, V&A Images, Royal Museums Greenwich (National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, The Queen’s House), Ikon Images, Art Archive, AWL Images, FLPA, Mary Evans Picture Library, Ardea, Tate Images, Werner Forman, LAT Photographic, Sonia Halliday Photo Library, Stockfood, Living4Media, CMN and RMN (France), 4Corners Images, Arcaid, Arctic Photo, Robert Harding, Steve Bloom, National Portrait Gallery, PPL, Creative Image Library, Homer Sykes’ My British Archive, Deposit Photos, Science Photo Library, Trigger Images, the National Museum of Wales, fotolibra.

• 2014 exhibitors have the booking details and forms so get cracking and fill them in by 31 Oct if you want to be at the 2015 event.
• Remaining tables, if any, will be offered to the waiting list from Saturday 1 November.
• If you have not exhibited before and want to attend in 2015 register your interest with Flora via email

fotofringe London 2015 | Thursday 23 April at Kings Place, London | Set up on the day from | Open to media researchers 9.30am-5.30pm.

↑ Fotofringe London 2014 in full flow © Robert Piwko

• View our coverage of the fotofringe London 2014 event
Date Announced: Fotofringe London – 23 April 2015 – for media buyers is Media Partner to Fotofringe 2015

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New website: Mary Evans Picture Library – offers ‘improved functionality and a fresh new look’

Blackheath -UK- based stock photo library Mary Evans has released a newly updated website, offering improved functionality and a fresh new look.
They say: ‘In the process of updating our website we had various discussions with a number of our customers,’ says Paul Brown, Mary Evans’ Managing Director. ‘The general feedback about our existing site was very positive with many clients saying nothing needed changing. We did want a new look though and we’ve taken all comments on board, made tweaks here and there and added a few new ideas and improved the functionality to produce a site which we hope will be an even more rewarding and efficient customer experience.’
‘A new clear layout makes it easier to edit and filter online searches, while enhancements include the ability to restrict images according to landscape, portrait or square format. Researchers can also choose to sort results showing the most recently added images first. In addition, the home page has had a revamp, making navigation more simple and straightforward, and additional information about the library’s history and numerous collections easy to explore.’

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New site: The Independent Photographers Association

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Photo: Duchess of Cambridge & Prince George visit Taronga Zoo © NUNN

British Royal Rota group The Independent Photographers Association – IPA – are online with a brand new website. The IPA consists of five independent Royal photographers and was founded in 1989 by Robin Nunn of Fleet Street photo agency Nunn Syndication. View all five members here

• More on the British Royal Rota

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New website: Robert Harding World Imagery – ‘searching and licensing our photos has never been easier’

Maidenhead -UK- based Travel, Nature, Culture and Environmental stock photo and footage agency Robert Harding are online with a new site this week.
The new site features:
– Simple Licensing Options.
– New Search Algorithm for pinpoint accuracy.
– New Photo and Video subscription packages.
– Enhanced ‘Cascading Grid’ layout with bigger images.
– Choice of background colours to further improve the user experience.
Robert Harding CEO & Founder said ‘Our key clients have given the new look site the thumbs up, and with the new user experience, the searching and licensing of our photos and video has never been easier. The site marks a new milestone for the agency in its client relationships and in the accessibility of our products and services. We are hugely excited about the new licensing models we are launching for our clients and for our contributors’.

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René Burri 1933 – 2014

Photo: Rene Burri AUTOPORTRAIT, Coronado, New Mexico, 1973/83 Supplied by Magnum

Magnum photographer René Burri died on the 20 October. – View his portfolio here

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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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