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Fotofringe London 2017 roundup and photos

The Alamy table entertaining a photo researcher. Photo ©Robert Piwko

A busy day awaited both photo searchers and photo providers at Fotofringe London held last Thursday. Organiser Flora Nedelcu and her team put together another very smooth event which saw over 800 stock photo industry people talking images under one roof for the day  – thats a lot of image energy!  I met loads of readers and subscribers, good seeing you all and thanks again for coming along! …I will let you know the dates for next year as soon as Flora is ready….and rested!
Photographer Robert Piwko covered the event again – view a selection of his photos from the day below… and PAN took a few iPhone pics – enjoy!

Here’s Flora’s note to the registered visitors:

Dear friends and colleagues,

Wow. I hope you enjoyed the day as much as I did. Looking around yesterday at the 100 agencies from all over the world, 600 visitors throughout the day, it was clear that fotofringe London has become what one picture editor told me is now “the unmissable fixture on the international photo scene”.  We hope that you enjoyed the various competitions, prizes, refreshments and fun stuff – the dusting of sparkle on the real business of making sure that picture researchers and picture agencies understand and support each other’s requirements for compelling images at fair prices, helping everyone be better in business. Please do send me feedback.

If you did not manage to get to fotofringe on the day, and if you would a copy of the Directory, please reply with your mailing address and I will pop one in the post to you.

I will be emailing occasionally throughout the year to keep in touch with everyone, and of course I will email the date for the 2018 fotofringe London as soon as it’s ready to announce!

And lastly, a special thank you to Will Carleton of for all the support for both fotofringe and the industry as a whole, and to our lovely Welcome Desk team – Ilona Benjamin, Rose Streatfeild, Ioan Nedelcu and Kaytlin Hunter.

With all good wishes for the weekend and the year ahead,

Flora x

Here are a few event photos:

Photo software meets stock photos on the Adobe Stock table. Photo ©Robert Piwko


Getting a closer look at the Advertising Archives material. Photo ©Robert Piwko


So Paul, which of your libraries are we going to talk about – Mary Evans Picture Library or Ardea? Photo©PAN


Enjoying her first Fotofringe – Aimee the new photo researcher at Gallery Stock. Photo ©PAN


Shutterstock table ready for the day. Photo ©Robert Piwko

Cheers Ross! – breakfast for all the exhibitors provided by Bikinilists. Photo ©PAN


Full photo talk at the Mary Evans table. Photo ©Robert Piwko


Cakes …and more cakes at Offside. Photo ©PAN


There’s that Man from The Tate again …. Photo ©Robert Piwko


Mr Harper, Photo Editor …good seeing you Graham! Photo ©PAN


Classic – Spot the ball comp at the Mirrorpix table …you have my details Mel 😉 Photo ©Robert Piwko

Leyla Reynolds fronts the Autograph Media table …”Steve? I think he went to get another coffee!” Photo ©PAN


Photo ©Robert Piwko

Photo ©Robert Piwko

Freelance Photo Editor Kate Booker “Umm …I only planned for an hour at Fotofringe – stayed three” Photo ©PAN


Picfair – nice sweatshirts! Photo ©Robert Piwko


Hey Susi Paz – less studying – more smiling. Photo ©PAN

that’s better! photo ©PAN

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