all photos ©Holly Rollins
PAN Twitter follower, budding photographer, Holly Rollins is currently studying for a BA in Photography from Falmouth University part of which she has to do a work placement week, which she did at Mary Evans
“I had to undertake a work placement as part of my professional practice module, photo archiving immediately sprung to mind. I have a keen interest in historical imagery so it only seemed logical to try and get some experience within a photo archive or picture library. After some online research, I came across the Mary Evans Picture Library that specialises in selling historical images for commercial use. I sent an email to the head of content at the company and within a day I was lucky enough to be invited to complete a work placement in their archive in Blackheath, London.”….
Read about Holly’s week here and view her photography here
PAN office neighbour IT expert Adam is having a Friday Mac sale – all this kit for £550 or or v.near offer.
• 1 x Mac Mini – 2.66Ghz Intel Core 2 duo processor 4GB RAM 1TB/HD OSX Yosemite
• 2 x 20″ Apple Cinema Display
• 1 x Apple wireless keyboard
• 1 x Apple wireless trackpad
£550 or v.near offer
Matthew Butson, Vice President, Hulton Archive walks and talks us through another section of the vast Getty Images collection.
The Pap agencies have had a little warning from the Palace about pointing their glass towards the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge while at Anmer Hall.
More at the BBC
The group behind StockFood photo library have launched a new boutique photo agency this week called Seasons – a ‘Beauty Photography Agency’
They say: ‘Curated from premium European publishers, the collection presents distinctive images with a focus on professional beauty photography. At the start seasons.agency includes around 100,000 Rights-managed images.’
The Royal Opera House in the UK are looking to clear usage on an image beleived to be by photographer Richard Dormer.
“The only details I have are that it is an image of Margot Fonteyn as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty (dated 1960). We are attempting to clarify who owns the rights to the photography with a view to using the image in a Royal Ballet diary, which will be produced under licence.” “I understand that he was a fashion photographer in the sixties and seventies – and have contacted Conde Nast (Dormer had done a number of shoots for Vogue) in the hope that they may be able to provide the information needed but have had no response as yet. I can find no information on the photographer other than a few shots of his on fashion sites. And to further muddy the waters, given that he shares a name with a Game of Thrones actor, Google searches have proved less than helpful.”
“The particular image is listed as New York Public Library, although on contacting them they say they have no contact for him or his estate on their database, and do not hold copyright on his images.”
Answers on an email – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Press Association in the UK have updated their photo service website with a completely new offering …’a new website which for the first time will be made available to non-PA customers to transact directly over the web.’
The site includes the ability to search and purchase images without a login, increased search functionality, a new masonry view and a broad range of topical collections updated daily.
They tested the site across a few customers …seem happy:
“The new site is great, very intuitive and easy to navigate. I searched and located the images I wanted with ease. Images are displayed clearly and laid out effectively, with an option to change the view. I also set up a lightbox where I added and deleted images which was easy to do. The ‘latest headlines’ folder is very topical and keeps the site up-to-date and fresh – overall very impressed!” Laura Diebelius, Digital Account Manager, Parliamentary Digital Service.
“With the quick search function, display features and filter settings, you can find the exact image your business needs within seconds”. Daniel Tervit, Business Development, Smarkets.
The Bodleian Libraries has launched an ambitious project to create a new web-based research tool that will allow scholars and members of the public to view and search the complete photographic works of British photographic pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot.
This online catalogue raisonné will include images of thousands of photographs and negatives by Talbot and his close circle. It will shed new light on Talbot’s photographic discoveries and will invite academics and the public to help fill in the blanks about mystery images. The website, due to go live later in 2015, will be an essential resource for scholars in the history of photography, history of art and the history of science.
• Catalogues raisonnés are common in the world of art, serving as a detailed academic inventory of an artist’s work.
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As the DAM community meets for its London gathering we extend a warm invitation to all professionals who work with DAM every day and in many settings to join us at our annual event.
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Interesting overview on the editorial and stock photo industry in this Guardian report (scroll to para 13) ….’Tipling would receive £3,000 – £4,000 each month from the Getty agency. Now he barely gets £400″ ….the tog goes on to describe the world of stock photo agents as ‘murky’.. guardian.co.uk
PhotoArchiveNews.com teamed up with CEPIC Executive Director Sylvie Fodor at fototofringe London and hatch a plan to encourge PAN readers who have not yet committed to attend this years CEPIC Congress ..here’s what we are offering:
Sylvie says: “We would like to offer PAN readers a special discounted registration fee of €530 instead of €640/ €760 which runs for two weeks only. …This is a one-time opportunity not to be missed!” Book here
CEPIC Congress quick guide
• It is the largest event in commercial still and moving images in the world with 500 delegates and 280 agencies from 34 countries.
• It brings picture agencies, video companies, commercial photographers and videographers, IT industry suppliers, business people, technologists, lawyers and creative minds together in a changing European major city to meet, network, exchange information and do business.
• It takes place on four days (from Wednesday to Saturday) with exhibition/networking areas open from Thursday to Saturday.
• It offers exibition/networking areas, business rooms, seminar rooms, spaces for social events (Welcome Reception & Annual Industry Party).
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• Registration fees are for the entire duration of the congress and include lunch, ongoing drinking stations and a wifi connection (form Thursday to Saturday).
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