Author Archives: Will Carleton

epa Photographer Kerim Okten dies aged 42 – motorbike accident in Turkey today

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Kerim Okten photo by Aybige Mert via epa

Sad new just in from the epa – European Pressphoto Agency:
10th April, 2014 – epa’s acclaimed photographer and beloved colleague Kerim Okten has died in a motorbike accident in Turkey today.
Kerim Okten was born in Istanbul in 1972. He first worked for a national newspaper and magazines before joining epa in 1998, since when he has covered stories in Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, among others and has also participated in major international sporting events. In 2012, when he was chief photographer in Turkey, Kerim left Istanbul for London for his new role as UK chief photographer. Kerim returned to Turkey in December 2013.

Hannah Hess, epa’s editor in chief, is shocked by the tragic news: “We have lost a great friend and esteemed colleague. For many within the epa family Kerim was a beloved friend, a brother and one of the finest. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, his family, friends and colleagues.”

View Kerim’s photography at epa here
View Kerim’s website here
Kerim was on the Jury for the 2014 World Press Photo contest

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Support: The Man from Splash – David Hayes – 1st London Marathon

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David and his Hampton Court Half Marathon medal – 23rd Feb
David training – 20-mile Marathon training run in Hyde Park on 23rd March

PAN reader David Hayes, Sales Executive for Splash News/Corbis, is running his first London Marathon on Sunday. His miles will help the charity Parkinson’s UK.

David told
‘I’m running the London Marathon this Sunday (for the first time!) to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.

I’m running for someone very special, my partner’s father, David Holmes, who for the past 16 years has suffered with Parkinson’s Disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.
If you can, I really appreciate any donations- however large or small!
THANK YOU very much, wish me luck!’

Support and Donate here:

Best of luck on the day David – send us photos from the finish please!

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Support: Paul Langan – Senior Picture Researcher at Carlton – 1st London Marathon

Paul ‘Just getting some last minute tips..’ looking far too relaxed!

PAN reader Paul Langan, Senior Picture Researcher at the Carlton Publishing Group will be taking part in the London Marathon this weekend – Sunday 13th April.

Paul told this week:
“Hi Will
I’m running in my first London Marathon in just over a week’s time for PhabKids and wondered if you’d be able to give me and (more importantly) my JustGiving page a little plug??”

Support Paul and PhabKids here
All the best for the run Paul – we are looking forward to seeing photos from the day!

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Support: Mark Braund – Mary Evans IT manager – 1st London Marathon

UPDATE: Congratulations to Mark Braund, who completed Sunday’s London Marathon in 4 hours and 47 minutes to raise money for Anthony Nolan, the charity which arranges stem cell transplants for people suffering from life-threatening blood cancers.

Blackheath-based Mary Evans Picture Library is delighted, if a little concerned, to announce that their IT Manager, Mark Braund, will be running the London Marathon this coming Sunday, 13th April. Despite his mature years, this is Mark’s first marathon, and while his colleagues at the library have high hopes that he will be giving Mo Farah, another marathon debutante, a run for his money, Mark is being a little guarded about his target time, promising only that he will complete the 26.2 mile course from Blackheath to The Mall before it gets dark.

Mark told us “For years I’ve watched the start of the London marathon on Blackheath, just a stone’s throw from Mary Evans Picture Library, so I’m delighted finally to be running it, and raising money to support the life-saving work of Anthony Nolan, the charity which arranges stem cell transplants for people with life-threatening blood cancers.”

Support Mark and the Anthony Nolan charity here

Or, you can text MBRA64 £5 to 70070

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Change of Address: Arctic Photo picture library

ArcticPhoto, A stock photo library specialising in the Polar Regions with 15,000 images searchable online have a new address as flyer above – From 14 April 2014

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New photo set: Maria Höfl-Riesch via Photographer Simon Hoy – at Favorite Picture

This in from Berlin based photo agency Favorite Picture:
Three-time Olympic champion Maria Höfl-Riesch just retired from her professional sports career. The famous German ski star collected a huge number of medals and victories achieving everything she could hope for when she started skiing at the age of three.
Simon Koy had the opportunity to her in a very personal environment showing the person Maria Höfl-Riesch behind the sports star facade.
View and license the image set here

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Open call for 10 photography commissions: One Planet Living – FotoDocument

FotoDocument will commission and curate ten new photo essays based on the ten sustainability principles of One Planet Living, adopted by the city of Brighton & Hove. The commissions will result in ten exciting new public exhibitions simultaneously installed in ten key public spaces around the city as an arts story trail for a period of ten months, launching under the Brighton Photo Biennial in October 2014.
Details and to apply here

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Job: Freelance Picture Editor 14/15/16/17 April – London magazines

••This Position Has Been Filled – thanks••

A PAN reader, Picture Editor at a London based contract publisher, is seeking a freelance picture editor/researcher for cover 14th April to the 17th.
‘The main role is commissioning across titles, both in the UK and worldwide although there is usually only one or two international jobs. I can leave a list of photographers we use so contacts are not essential and the Art Editors can advise if guidance is needed. It’s a really cool job working with excellent creative photographers and the team here are brilliant. Its a very jolly office and you’re pretty much left to get on with things. The other part of the job is picture research and I’d be surprised if you don’t know the agencies we use as they are all pretty mainstream but again will leave lists with passwords etc along with a complete handover.’

If you are free and fancy the job email [email protected] and I will pass on your details.

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Photographer Werner Otto now licensed via Vario Images – 60s/80′s Bundesliga scene

photo montage ©Werner Otto / vario images
Bonn, Germany based stock photo agency Vario Images are now representing photographer Werner Otto best known for his travel photography. As well his historic photos from the 60s, 70s and 80s Vario also has Otto’s images from his days as a sports photographer. These images document the events of the German First and Second Bundesliga with images of life on and off the pitch.
View the images here
• License the images from Nicole Moga at the agency on Phone: +49-228–93565-19 or email [email protected]

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Getty Images celebrates 10 years of photo grants with five grants of $10,000 each

Photo agency Getty Images is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its grants programme this year by offering five grants of $10,000 each, awarded to photojournalists pursuing projects of personal and journalistic significance. In 2014, five grants of $10,000 each will be awarded to photojournalists pursuing projects of personal and journalistic significance.

They say: ‘At Getty Images, we believe that photojournalism is a powerful tool for telling compelling social, political and cultural stories. We also understand that creating and managing world-class photography assignments requires time, freedom, support and considerable resources.’
‘Inspired by our partnership with Lean In, an additional $10,000 grant will be awarded to a photographer whose project is focused on an important but under-told story about women or girls achieving positive results in their communities or personal lives.’

This year’s judges include:

• David Furst, International Picture Editor, The New York Times

• Teru Kuwayama, Photo Community Manager, Facebook

• Sarah Leen, Director of Photography, National Geographic Magazine

• Jean-Francois Leroy, Director General, Visa pour l’Image

• Amy Yenkin, Director, Documentary Photography Project, Open Society Foundations

Apply and get noticed here
Full grant details here

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