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Nature Picture Library photographer heads up Shark Week – Discovery Channel

Shark Week on Discovery Channel started this week. Nature Picture Library photographer and shark expert Chris Fallows is hosting Shark Week’s lead show, which amongst other spectacular footage looks at the breaching Great white sharks of False Bay in South Africa.
• View the NPL have gallery of Chris and Monique Fallows’ dramatic images
• More about why False Bay is a hotspot for large marine predators Bite Bay feature

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License Ready: 1950s British magazine plates and cover artwork – New upload

↑ 1955 Magazine Plate | Image No. 30579952 | UK 1955 Women’s romance 1950s illustrations cowboys Magazine Plate Illustrations unwanted advances story illustrations ELC

The Advertising Archives in the UK have uploaded a new batch of magazine plates and cover artwork.
‘We love these beautiful vintage story illustrations, showing scenes from quintessential British life as well as some quirkier and more humorous scenarios.’
View and license them here

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Topfoto reps The Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies – Archives

Topfoto are now representing visual records from The Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies (SCRSS) a library and cultural centre, based in London, which promotes knowledge of the culture, language and history of Russia and the former Soviet Union. The Society is a registered charity – members of SCRSS include students, teachers, researchers, designers, university departments and many others with an interest in Russia. The library, archive and photographic collections are unique in the UK.
• View examples of illustrations and photos from SCRSS in their Summer Digest

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New website: The Image Works photo library

New York based photo library The Image Works are live online with their redesigned website.
The say: ‘Our new website has many enhanced features for the user including faster searches, hi-res image download, enhanced lightbox features, and much more. Please view our video tutorials for an introduction to the new features of our website. We welcome new users and all our old friends to visit our new site. If you don’t already have a username and password, please register today. We look forward to working together soon!’

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Get your own accredited Press Photographer – £14.99 – includes tele photo lens

Good to see the photo press being represented by UK company Model Figures:
“pit Pass” Press Photographer Kneeling With Long Tele-photo Lens – 1/32 Figure Here
“pit Pass” Press Photographer Standing With Medium Tele-photo Lens 1/32 Figure Here

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Monkey launches photo career …according to Wikipedia

The BBC report: ‘The online site, Wikipedia, has rejected a photographer’s request to remove a set of photos of a crested black macaque because the photos were taken by the monkey.’
‘British photographer, David Slater, says he owns the portraits taken when the monkey snatched his camera in Indonesia in 2011.’ full story and contact details for the Monkey here

and follow it all here on Wiki

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View: ‘Vision of War’ – the story of nine Daily Mirror photographers covering WW1

Fergus McKenna, Head of Syndication & Licensing at Mirror Group, has published a web feature called ‘Vision of War’ which follows the nine Daily Mirror journalists who are known to have served either as press or official photographers within one or more theatres of the First World War.

….’As the official photographer for the British Army, Brooks was one of at least fourteen such men serving on the Western Front. These were made up of agency, freelance and press photographers, almost all of the latter category being from The Daily Mirror. In total the paper provided nine men who covered the war either in an official British or Allied capacity. They were commissioned to take pictures in every sense of the word, being made lieutenants and therefore subject to military rules and regulations’….. read the story here

‘Vision of War’ is an example of a new partnership between Trinity Mirror and an Australian-based application called Shorthand.
Fergus said: “In the build-up to the anniversary of the First World War our archivists spent a considerable amount of time researching the largely forgotten story of our photographers and how they played such an important role in covering the conflict.
“Records are sadly sparse, but even from the little we have been able to uncover it is clearly a remarkable tale and hopefully giving it this treatment on goes some way to doing it justice.”
Steve Anglesey, Head of Digital Business Development, said: “Mirrorpix have delivered a stunning and powerful use of Shorthand, a visual storytelling aid which enables us to deliver immersive longform content for digital.

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Jukin Media opens International video licensing division – London

david o'hare headshot
David O’Hare, formerly of Zodiak Clips and Getty Images will be heading up a new international licensing division for LA based viral video clip licensing agency Jukin Media from their new London offices.
Full story and links on

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Job: Business Development Manager – PA Images Nottingham


Business Development Manager
Location: Nottingham

PA Images is a leading photo agency that forms part of the national news agency for the UK and Ireland, the Press Association, and a leading multi-media content provider across web, mobile, broadcast and print. Our services include the best live photography coverage of news, sport and entertainment but also bespoke content solutions for non-media clients. Our customers span all major UK print, broadcast and digital media; rights holders; leading brands and corporates; and the public sector. Using advanced semantic technology, and delivery via APIs, we help our customers deliver rich and unique end-user experiences, create intuitive and responsive products for multiple platforms and devices, and optimise commercial value to our clients and partners.

The Vacancy:
To prospect for business from new and emerging online publishers, to offer PA Images’ new digital products to existing media clients and to target creative marketing agencies by using social media, email marketing campaigns and outbound telephone calls in addition to client meetings and networking at industry events.
Working alongside a small team of experienced Business Development Managers this role is responsible to promote and sell celebrity, fashion and entertainment content to up-and-coming websites with a need for good quality and a diverse range of images. In addition, the role shares wider responsibilities with the team to build rapport and develop relationships with an assigned group of creative marketing and design agencies to identify opportunities and convert into sales.

The Person:
Have you considerable experience of the images sales sector or a desire to work with images on a daily basis? Do you maintain a keen interest in new technology and new media? Are you able to anticipate the changing needs of customers? Are you motivated and target driven? Do you want to maximise your earnings with an uncapped commission plan?

Interested? Please send your CV and covering letter to:
Gemma Dewhurst
Sales Director
PA Images
Pearl House
Friar Lane
Email: [email protected]

Closing date: 15 August 2014
The company encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

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Go See: Fields of Battle Lands of Peace 14-18 – Mike St. Maur Sheil – London

Updated 5 Aug:
Duke of Kent opens the Fields of Battle Exhibition view photos via Mary Evans Facebook
Fields of Battle Lands of Peace 14-18 exhibition commemorates 100th anniversary of WWI St James' Park, London
Mary Evans Picture Library is supporting the Fields of Battle Lands of Peace 14-18 exhibition by photographer Mike St. Maur Sheil and sponsored by The Royal British Legion. It is now open for viewing outdoors in St. James’ Park, London. The exhibition commemorates the centenary of WWI and will run until November. It will receive its official launch by the Duke of Kent today, Monday 4th August, the centenary of Britain entering the First World War. location images © Paul Brown

Fields of Battle Lands of Peace 14-18 exhibition commemorates 100th anniversary of WWI St James' Park, London

Fields of Battle Lands of Peace 14-18 exhibition commemorates 100th anniversary of WWI St James' Park, London

Fields of Battle Lands of Peace 14-18 exhibition commemorates 100th anniversary of WWI St James' Park, London
↑ At the opening photocall, photographer Mike holding the original Loos football which the London Irish Rifles kicked across No Man’s Land on Sept 25th 1915 as they attacked the German positions in the town of Loos.
↓ He was with piper Terry Goodman, a retired member of the London Irish Rifles Pipe Band which was the regiment that originally played the football game.
Fields of Battle Lands of Peace 14-18 exhibition commemorates 100th anniversary of WWI St James' Park, London
Mike St Maur Sheil says “This collection represents a legacy which I hope will create a gateway to the battlefields themselves, thus encouraging people to visit these historic landscapes during the centennial period and so create awareness and understanding of the events and historical implications of the First World War”.

• Mary Evans is the official image partner for the exhibition and supplied most of the images for the information boards linked to Mike’s images.
Mike St. Maur Sheil’s images are represented exclusively by Mary Evans Picture Library
• The exhibition will tour English towns for the next four years.
• View the launch event photos November 2013
• View Fields of Battle Lands of Peace 14-18 website

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