Author Archives: Will Carleton
Ex Picture Editor – now Editorial Photographer James Clarke is online this week with a brand new site
‘I’ve given the old online presence a bit of a spring clean, dumped a load of the older pics and upgraded with a cleaner minimal new look.’
‘I’ve been a freelance photographer for 5 years. Prior to this, from 2003 to 2009, I was a picture editor and photographer for The Times and before that I was a picture editor for numerous titles and organisations including The Guardian, Time Out, Melody Maker, Dorling Kindersley and Getty Images.’
Woodstock, New York based photo library The Image Works are online with 776 license-ready images from French photographer Charles Marville (1813–1879). They say: ‘Marville was commissioned by the city of Paris to document the picturesque, medieval streets of old Paris that were slated for demolition. ‘The result is photos of a lost Paris’. His work is currently on exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Image Works is proud to have a comprehesive collection of the photos of Charles Marville.’
View more about The Image Works on our Picture Libraries and Agencies page
Roger Tooth, head of photography at the Guardian newspaper in the UK has penned a blog post about the front page use of a stock photo over at the Mirror newspaper – titled ‘Mirror’s weeping child picture is a lie and smacks of lazy journalism at best’- it’s an interesting read about the use of a single image to represent a news story.
‘The Daily Mirror – in my view – has one of the most comprehensive and well managed editorial photographic archives in the world. Having been lucky to do a few consultancy jobs on it over the years it is obvious from my time at the Mirror’s photographic archives in Watford that the use and appreciation of photography is one thing which the newspaper has always held foremost as part of it’s success since 1904 when the Daily Mirror was the first newspaper in the UK to use news photography.’
The PhotoArchiveNews.com office is on the move after just a year at our Biddenden, Kent UK address – the landlord went bust and the place has been put up for sale – So, please hold off sending any promos, photo books or general mail to the Haversham House, Biddenden Kent address.
Please email me at [email protected] in the meantime for an address until I find another office.
Austral International Press Agency and Scope Features based in Sydney, Australia have announced that the two agencies will be merging as of May 1, 2014 with the formation of australscope Pty Ltd.
Austral and Scope, founded in 1954 and 1977 respectively, are major licensors of editorial photography in Celebrity, Royalty, Lifestyle, Red Carpet, Fashion, Music, Studio Portraiture and News and Features from all over the world, including some local event coverage.
Michael Harsanyi – owner at Austral says, “We are excited that amalgamating our two talented teams will maximise the potential of our strategic visions to offer an enriched joint digital archive of over 10 million images to our clients. I am excited at the prospect of working together to open up new markets for our high quality suppliers”.
Alison Sykes – owner at Scope – commented “Having combined industry experience of over 45 years places us with a unique advantage. Together we combine different streams of high quality content bringing together iconic brands and world renowned photographers. Joining forces will allow us to give a more personalised service to our expanded client base and provide an enriched website experience”
• The new company, australscope Pty Ltd, will be operating as a combined entity as of 1st May 2014.
UK based stock photo library Garden World Images GWI has announced a distribution partnership with Flora Press of Germany, …’over the coming months we will be uploading many more of the iconic images they are known for.’
View the first uploads here
The BBC reports: ‘Rock star Paul Weller has won £10,000 for his children after their pictures were “plastered” on the Mail Online.’….
…Seven paparazzi photos were published in October 2012 under the headline “A family day out: Paul Weller takes wife Hannah and his twin sons out for a spot of shopping in the hot LA sun”….
Full story Here
Four generations of photographers – all named Byrd Williams – documented more than 100 years of North Texas history with their work. Now, UNT Libraries has acquired their collection, consisting of over 10,000 prints and 300,000 negatives. The materials include commercial and studio photography, western landscapes, documentary studies, and fine art photography. Family correspondence, artifacts, and a collection of cameras were also donated by Byrd Williams IV.
Full details at UNT here
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