August 1964: World events reminder – In photos

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click it UK photo library Topfoto has released August 1964 in their 50 Years Ago series

‘Events to look out for:’
• John Surtees wins the German Grand Prix at Adenau.
• Tension increases in Vietnam after a US plane goes down in communist controlled jungle.
• Football controversy in Norway as the Manager of Eik blocks a goal.
• Veterans mark the 50th anniversary of WWI in Paris.
• Sophia Loren causes a stir on rumours she is to adopt an impoverished 4 year old girl.
• Violence increases in Cyprus, including the destruction of a Greek torpedo boat.
• Mary Quant shows off the latest in London fashion.
• Stanley Matthews ready to start his last competitive season at the age of 49.
• Spanish bullfighter, Manuel Leyton, is gored to death by a bull.
• Manfred Mann take on the Beatles as they hit number 1 in the charts.
Plus famous faces: Sugar Ray Robinson ; Alma Cogan ; Emporer Hirohito with Empress Nagako ; Steve McQueen ; Frank Sinatra ; Ava Gardner ; Marcel Marceau ; Ursula Andress with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee ; Susan Hampshire ; Pia Lindstrom.
View & license the photos here

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Pap boycott Bollywood actor …hires his own pap

Bollywood Hungama website reports that Indian film actor Salman Khan appears to have fallen out with the Bollywood paparazzi …and hired his own photographers.

Full report here

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Job: Italian Sales Agent – Gallery Stock – London

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Job: Italian Sales Agent – Gallery Stock London

Premium Rights-Managed image library Gallery Stock are seeking an experienced Italian speaking Account Manager to join this agency’s talented commercial team in London and sell from London into the Italian market.
The successful application will be a self motivated, organised and detail oriented sales professional with an existing database of active image buying clients in Italy across all client segments: corporate, agency, editorial and media.

The Account Manager is the daily liaison for Italian clients and must generate revenue by understanding how this agency’s portfolio can provide them with creative image solutions.
This is sales role and the Account Manager must be comfortable with aggressive monthly sales targets and finding new contacts within Italy.

The Role:
This position focuses on selling Rights Managed, premium stock content.
• Must be comfortable with high touch sales, managing special relationships with established photographers • who require a connection before a sale can be made.
• Must be comfortable and enthusiastic about closing deals on hi-touch, unreleased images that require negotiation with models and model agencies.
• Accountable for driving revenue by meeting or exceeding monthly and quarterly sales targets by growing accounts and/or transactional servicing with a focus on relationship based selling.
• Execute custom photo research for clients, prepare lightboxes and make outbound telephone sales calls to existing accounts to follow up on specific projects.
• Pitch new and incoming content to existing client base.
• Offer quick, flexible, and friendly customer service to a variety of clients on tight deadlines.
• An understanding of a variety of customer segments is vital: magazines, broadcast, digital media, books, and more.
• An understanding of the value of a high-end product is crucial.

Requirements:
• Minimum of two years outbound/inbound sales or account management experience – specifically in the photo stock syndication arena.
• Must be able to multi-task.
• Knowledge/use of Customer Relationship Management systems preferred
• Basic computer literacy (Internet, Word, Excel, Filemaker Pro, etc.)
• Fluency in written and spoken italian

Gallery Stock has a genuine passion for visual media and is dedicated to maintaining a standard of aesthetic and technical excellence. If you are passionate about great photography as well as passionate about selling it, then this could be the role for you.
There is a good salary and commission package on offer for the right candidate and the opportunity to get involved in an exciting and creative agency with career potential.

Email Cv to: [email protected]
Gallery Stock is a premium Rights-Managed image library offering creative content from some of the most distinguished and celebrated photographers in the world. www.gallerystock.com

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Job: International Entertainment Photo Editor London

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The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from AP.

AP is seeking an International Entertainment Photo Editor, to be based in London.
The International Entertainment photo editor’s primary responsibilities are to direct coverage of entertainment photos internationally, outside of the United Kingdom and the United States. This would involve liaising with photo chiefs in bureaus around the world on their coverage plans, coordinating accreditation when needed, reviewing and editing the photos for picture quality and caption accuracy, for transmission to AP Web, print and broadcast customers worldwide.
Both picture judgment and knowledge of the entertainment field internationally are the twin paramount requirements for this position.
The successful applicant needs to be as familiar with the top entertainment news stories of the day as they are with the basic elements that make a good photograph, as well as follow the ethical guidelines for AP Photography.
The International Entertainment photo editor will provide timely and constructive feedback to photographers and editors in the field with regards to successful or missing coverage elements, often under the pressures of breaking news and imminent customer deadlines.
This person will also be expected to plan and lead AP photo or cross format teams at the bigger international entertainment events. Some travel is expected.
The International Entertainment photo editor will work directly with AP Entertainment Editors and the AP Photo Desk; also work with colleagues across all AP formats, communicating regularly with editors from text, video and interactive departments, and providing constant updates on our best work throughout the newsroom. Regular contact with AP’s business, marketing and sales teams throughout the regions to maximize revenue potential in our entertainment product is a must, as well as working closely with our entertainment photo partners Invision in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Knowledge and Experience:

Essential criteria:
• Must have good contacts within the entertainment industry as well as relationships with experienced entertainment photographers.
• Demonstrated superior photo judgment and the ability to work accurately and with speed under deadline pressure.
• Proven experience as a photo editor or photographer working for a news agency or newspapers.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Substantial experience working in the entertainment field.
• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English.
• Must be willing and able to work in a 24/7 news environment.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Photoshop and other photo-related programs.
• The ability to work on Mac and Windows operating systems.

Desirable criteria:
• Experience communicating with photographers on deadline.

Qualified applicants should send a CV and covering letter to Human Resources, at [email protected] or The Interchange, Oval Road, Camden, London NW1 7DZ.

All applicants must be able to work in the UK or be able to gain permission to work in the UK.

The closing date is 31st July 2014. If you have not heard from us by 14th August 2014 please consider your application unsuccessful.

No recruitment agencies please.

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Latest photo agency jobs on Photo Archive News

• Regional Account Manager – International Team – Bridgeman London
• Picture Editor – London picture desk – Barcroft Media
• Syndication Specialist – 6 month fixed term contract

Full details on our Jobs page

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Job: Regional Account Manager – International Team – Bridgeman London

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Role Title: Regional Account Manager – International Team
Reporting to: International Sales Manager
Status: Permanent Full‐time
Bridgeman Images is the world’s most comprehensive source of art, historical and cultural stills and footage. All material is available for licensing across our international offices located in London, New York, Paris and Berlin.

Job Purpose
The Account Manager will be responsible for a portfolio of international clients and distributors, and for developing new client relationship. They will look after all elements of the client relationship, encompassing new business development, front line picture research, price negotiation and copyright advice, with the defining measure of success being sales.

Context
Reporting to the Sales Manager you will work alongside a team of Account Managers working both individually and as a team to exceed monthly sales targets.

Key Responsibilities
• Develop and manage direct customer and distributor relationships
• Meet monthly, quarterly and yearly targets
• Forecast sales and keep updated record of sales pipeline
• Negotiate prices and price agreements
• Develop a good knowledge of the archive in order to carry out picture and footage research
• Research market activity and identify, pursue and close new business
• Provide an advisory service on copyright and intellectual property legislation
• Develop and present client proposals including facilitation of client meetings, presentation of new
ideas
• Provide on‐going feedback and benchmarking on competitor pricing, services and activity
• Provide industry level intelligence on business development issues
• Support and improve business development processes and tools
• Travel to meet customers and attend to trade fairs and networking events (3‐5 trips per year)

Skills/Knowledge/Experience/Qualifications
• Sales and Business Development Experience.
• Understanding of the Image licensing industry
• Education or strong interest in Art and Art History
• Financial understanding and pipeline management
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and relationship management
• Experienced and confident communicator, negotiator and presenter
• Excellent organisational and time management skills
• Educated to degree level or equivalent
• Located in London, UK

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV by e-mail along with a brief explanation as to why you think you would be a suitable candidate for the role, to:
Alessandro Conficoni, International Sales Manager [email protected]

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Learn: The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram – from Photoshelter

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Photoshleter has released the latest in their series of photo industry guides:
‘The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram’
They say: …get tips to make the most of the platform to showcase your brand, build your audience, connect with photo editors, and even generate revenue. Also get advice and inspiration from photographers having success with Instagram, amassing followings up to 830,000.

In this guide, you’ll also learn:
• 10 ways to win at Instagram and take advantage of all its features
• Ideas to organically build your audience faster and smarter
• Why Instagram is a must-use tool to connect with photo editors
• Tips to measure your success
Get the guide here

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Change of address notice: John Birdsall Social Issues Photo Library

John Birdsall Social Issues Photo Library new address:
15 Beatrice Road, Norwich NR1 4BB
Phone: 01603-449125

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Training: V&A – Photography Collections Curators’ Training Programme

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Background
Art photography collections are held at regional museums, libraries and archives across the country but often without specialist curatorial expertise. Peer support for curators working with photography collections is limited. There is currently no Subject Specialist Network for Photography, and no active planning, programming, research, information exchange, scholarship or training that is more formally coordinated between UK institutions. As a result, many photography collections tend to be ‘dormant’ and inaccessible to experts and audiences, and curators responsible for photography collections do not have access to the necessary staffing and financial resources, or knowledge and specialist skills to actively develop their collections. With the support of the Art Fund, the Victoria and Albert Museum is running a two-year pilot programme to help support the development of curatorial expertise in art photography, working with regional museum partners.
Full details and to apply

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Stock media licensing agency Pond5 raises $61M investment – plans global growth

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↑ Watch CEO Tom Bennet introduce Pond5 – and how film makers use the stock

Multi stock media licensing agency Pond5 has raised $61 Million from investment houses Accel Partners and Stripes Group.
Pond5 say: ‘The funding is the first institutional investment for the company and will be used to fuel global growth, hiring, and product development.
Artists from around the world use Pond5 to upload video clips and other media, including music, photos and special effects. Those creating media projects, like films, mobile applications and video games, can then buy the royalty­free content for their own use.’
“Our mission since day one has been to build the world’s most vibrant, artist­ friendly marketplace for creativity,” said Pond5 CEO and co ­founder Tom Bennett. “We thought very carefully about the kind of partners we wanted to join us, and we couldn’t be more excited to team up with Accel and Stripes for the next phase of our adventure.”

• Pond5 boast over 15 million media clips sourced from 30,000 artists in 127 countries.
• Artists who upload their media to the website earn 50% on sales.
• Pond5 footage has found its way into blockbuster films like Iron Man, Thor and Dallas Buyers Club, and hit television series like AMC’s The Walking Dead and NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
• Based in New York, with offices in Geneva, Switzerland and Prague, Czech Republic, Pond5 has been cash­flow positive since its founding in 2006 and is doubling sales annually. The company raised a seed round of $500,000 from the New York Angels in 2008. In 2013, Pond5 acquired Pixmac, an international network of stock photos sites based in Czech Republic. It currently employs a global team of 70 people.
• View all Pond5 articles on PAN

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