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‘The Daily’ has launched

click the logo to launch The Daily Rupert Murdoch has launch his iPad newspaper App – The Daily – The Daily is a subscription-based news product, published 365 days a year, at the cost of $0.99 cents a week or $39.99 a year. ‘New times demand new journalism,’ said Mr.…

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India – MFI National Press Photo Contest 2011

The Media Foundation of India has announced the MFI National Press Photo Contest 2011 for professional press photographers. This annual contest will attempt to evaluate, showcase and celebrate contemporary photojournalism in India. Entries are invited from professional photographers and photojournalists including working freelance photojournalists for this year’s contest. Photographs taken…

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China Fakes Air Force Footage With ‘Top Gun’ Film Clips

BBC reports: China’s state broadcaster used footage that appears to have been taken from a Hollywood film in one of its news reports – but not for the first time. A China Central Television story about the country’s air force showed an explosion that was identical to a scene from…

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Mr Pap On Top Gear – drives upside down car

There’s no steering wheel in that car Darryn! – click him to watch the mayhem Big Pictures agency owner Darryn Lyons featured in an episode of Top Gear on BBC2 (UK) last night alongside the Australian Top Gear team….in an upside down car…! Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May…

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In Memory: Jimmy Horton founder of Photo News

Jimmy at work outside the Old Bailey Jimmy Horton, photographer and founder of the UK’s number one specialist criminal and courts photo agency, Photo News, passed away in January 2003 aged 41. Jimmy started Photo News in 1985 covering activity at all the major law courts of London. The agency’s…

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The Granger Collection Adds Historical NY Images

click through the images to view a further edit at Granger The Granger Collection has announced a new partnership with the Museum of the City of New York. Cavernous skylines, classic cars, design innovations, and lifestyles of the wealthy and working class are just some of the quintessential New York…

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UPDATE: Max B. Miller Owner Of Photos International Dies

Industry Reaction: UPDATE: 27 Jan Brad Elterman – Buzz Foto: “I met Max Miller around 1975 I when I was a teenager just getting into the photo industry. This was a magical period to be photographer covering Hollywood and pop culture. Max was full of stories about real movie stars…

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Tim Hetherington Film – Restrepo – Oscar Nominated

RESTREPO nominated – Documentary (Feature) category Photojournalist Tim Hetherington and journalist Sebastian Junger have been named Nominees for an Oscar for their film RESTREPO a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, “Restrepo,”…

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Job: Photo Researcher – Slate

Slate, a daily online magazine that offers ‘fresh angles on stories in the news and innovative entertainment coverage, all with signature wit and irreverence’, is looking for a Photo Researcher. They say: “If you’re a resourceful, creative photo researcher who loves Slate, we want to talk to you. We’re looking…

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Photographers Detail Difficult Assignments Via Reuters Blog

From the Reuters news agency – Photographers – blog: ‘In recent months floods and heavy rain have affected many different parts of the world, from Australia where an area the size of France and Germany combined was under water to the devastating landslides in Brazil that killed over 500 people.…

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ITN Source Now Available In Latin America Via Other Images

‘Previously, ITN Source’s sales operation of archive footage to Latin America was managed out of its US and UK offices.’ ITN SOURCE has announced a partnership with Latin American photo agency Other Images in a deal which will enable clients in the region access to the entire range of ITN…

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ClusterShot Closes – Looks For Buyer

A notice on the home page of photo agency ClusterShot announces it’s closure: ‘A little over two years ago we launched ClusterShot. We very openly called it an experiment. It was not only a technical experiment but an experiment for our company’s cultural and economic models. The experiment is coming…

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Picture Researcher Dion Stead Dies

PAN reader Cheryl Yates of Newspix in Australia writes: “In Australia we have lost a much admired industry co-worker. Dion Stead passed away quietly at the family home in Lisarow Australia on 29 December, 2010. Well know in the industry for his business acumen, photo research skills and sense of…

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Terry Smith Owner At UPPA Until 2002 Dies Aged 74

Terry Smith who owned UK based photo agency -Universal Pictorial Press Agency (UPPA)- until its sale to Photoshot in 2002 has died aged 74. He died on Monday 17 January 2011 after a short illness. UPPA was founded in 1929 by Terry’s father (Hector) and Terry worked within the agency…

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Launched: GazoPa – A New Way to Search Stock Photos

Easy way to see how GazoPa works is to click a sample image on top page. Click ‘stock photo’ tab on search results page. Stock photos that are similar to sample images would be displayed They say: “Are you struggling to find a good stock photo? GazoPa provides you an…

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Publishers News

IPC Media: Wallpaper*, the international design, fashion and lifestyle magazine, is launching a new iPad app. The app, in association with Herm’s, entitled Case Studies, is free to download and launches with images curated by Wallpaper’s architecture, art, design, interiors, lifestyle and fashion teams. With a new photograph or video…

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Nature Picture Library Photo Story: Sumatran Rhinoceros

Sumatran Rhinoceros – Click on the picture to view new images by Mark Carwardine ‘Once widespread throughout Asia in such numbers that it was considered a pest, the Sumatran rhino is now one of the most critically endangered large mammals on the planet, with fewer then 200 individuals remaining in…