Press Association Images have kindly booked their support of the Press Photo History Project with a banner ad on the PPHP website. The PPHP is a PhotoArchiveNews.com initiative to record and map all the photo agencies and press photographers from 1904. The PPHP also works daily bringing together copyright and licensing enquires with photo agencies. All money raised through support is used for our ongoing phase one research at the British Library.
Martin Stephens, Managing Director, Press Association Images said: ‘We are delighted to support the Press Photo History Project which we think is a really important and useful resource for people trying to find content from the many press agencies. It used to be easy as the address and phone number of the agency would be helpfully printed on the back of the print, that was the usual method of distribution, but as agencies have closed even the holder of a print can struggle to track down the copyright holder of an image. Along with all the material taken by the Press Association’s staff photographers we are fortunate enough to hold the Central News archive as well as the sport content from both Sport & General and Barratt’s in our collection and see the PPHP as a tool to help people find us in order to be able to license an image. As the issue of orphan works sits high on the agenda of many involved in the licensing of images this sort of directory can only be helpful in finding the rightful home for an orphan image.’