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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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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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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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Launched: ‘Stock Stats’ App – reports on your microstock sales

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App developer Ray Woo has released an App called Stock Stats which helps you check your earnings from microstock agencies and notify you when you get new sales.
They say: ‘The app crawls the agency and gets the image number and balance, it can also estimate your monthly earning, daily earnings, RPI per month according to these data.’

• Supported Agencies are Shutterstock, iStock, Fotolia, Dreamstime, 123rf, Bigstock, Alamy, Photodune, DepositPhotos, Veer, Canstock, Pond5. More agencies to follow…
• More details on the App (incl IOS details) from the developer here
• Problems may occur if you connect your phone to computer when running the app’

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View: Mirrorpix – Portfolio V – stories of newspaper photography

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UK photo library Mirrorpix have published their latest image brochure Portfolio V which covers Daily Mirror photographers and the major news events they covered for the newspaper since 1904.
They say: ‘Portfolio V is our latest brochure with an emphasis on what we are looking at this year and into 2015. As well, we tell how we have recently expanded our archive, stories of our earliest photographers, and working with authors on illustrated sports books.’
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‘We have created Portfolio V with you our customer in mind, to guide you through the next couple of years, and maybe even offer some inspiration on that certain project.’
Take a look here

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Now online: Retrograph picture library – 100 years of classic graphic design

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The UK based Retrograph collection of classic graphic design images is now available online
Spanning 100 years of retrospective publicity work dating from the mid eighteen hundreds to the middle of the twentieth century, all available from their direct download site.

Retrograph was first established some 25 years ago by Jilliana and Martin Breese and is a picture library that extensively specialises in publicity designs that have been created by commercial artists throughout the past one hundred and fifty years. It is a unique collection of designs that promote products, services, events and occasions and these images have been recorded photographically from the original prints, still retaining the qualities of the variety of printed methods that were used in their reproduction.
They say: The collection features some of the greatest and finest and most colourful examples of these artists’ work and the images also reflect all of the art movements that became popular throughout the 20th century. 
Although the Retrograph collection was a most popular source of images for publishers, designers and other industries over the years the library ceased offering the work a few years ago when it became a standard for the images to be digitised for ease of access by clients wishing to obtain them. We at Retrograph have been working on the library images, digitising the collection over the past two years or more and so far there are around 2,500 available that are shown in 72 categories on our new website (www.retrograph.com). This is just a start to this important collection as there are still many thousands of images in the pipeline ready for digitisation that we are working on or preparing to work on.
We are producing new sections and uploading new images to our site on an ongoing basis and eventually we aim to have many more thousands of images for you to choose from on our website.’

• View the Retrograph listing on PAN

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