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Updated: Seeking Photographer “M.O.” – 1977 Silver Jubilee Photo

**This article is updating on our Press Photo History site
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This in from Zoe – at the BBC Diamond Jubilee team
Dear Will

It was a pleasure to speak with you just now, and thank you for offering to assist me with my predicament!

I am trying to find the photographer, or someone from the pool of photographers, that took the now famous Royal Family scene – waving from the balcony of Buckingham Palace – during the 1977 Silver Jubilee. I have attached the image. – above.

I know that the image belonged to the now closed Central Press Agency and that the photographers working for Central agreed to pool their rights.
There are some mysterious initials on the negative of the image itself “M.O.” but Getty Images, who now own the rights to the archive, have no further information about who this person might be.

I appreciate that 1977 was now 35 years ago, and M.O may no longer be available but I’m hopeful that someone that was there, in the pool, may be willing to talk to me. I can be reached by phone or email (details below).

I do hope you and your subscribers might be able to help, and I certainly look forward to hearing back if you get any leads!

Huge thanks
Contact Will on 07802 437827 email with any info