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Job: Picture Desk Assistant – approx 3 months – Press Association London

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The Company: Press Association

We are the national news agency for the UK and Ireland and a leading multi-media content provider across web, mobile, broadcast and print.

Department: Picture Desk | Location: London

A vacancy has arisen for a temporary Picture Desk Assistant to cover a period of approximately three months from August 2014.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of what is a good picture, comprehensive knowledge of current affairs, good communication skills and a high standard of written English.

A good working knowledge of Photo Mechanic and Adobe Photoshop are essential as are a working knowledge of media law.

The role is based in London and will involve shift work.

Please send your CV and covering letter to: Milica Lamb, Picture Editor

Email: [email protected]

Closing date: 4 August 2014

The Company encourages applications from all sectors of the comm

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Splash settles with five-figure sum over celebrity family images

Celebrity photo agency Splash have paid a five-figure settlement after singer songwriter Adele Adkins took them to court for photographing and distributing images of her two-year-old son Angelo whilst on his first family outing and his first trip to play group in June and November 2013.

Here’s the ‘Statement In Open Court’:

SOLICITOR FOR THE CLAIMANT
My Lord, in this action I appear on behalf of the claimant, Angelo Adkins. His parents, Adele Adkins and Simon Konecki, have taken legal action on his behalf against Corbis Images UK Limited trading as Splash News and Picture Agency. Corbis Images UK is a well-known photographic agency which carries on the business of procuring and acquiring photographs of well-known individuals and their families, including from paparazzi photographers, which it then sells, licences or syndicates onto the media, or otherwise exploits or distributes for commercial gain.

As a world famous singer and songwriter, Adele accepts and even embraces her public profile. She is extremely grateful to the public and press for their support in helping her achieve international acclaim.

But she is emphatic that her two-year-old son Angelo is not, and must never be, “public property”. It is a matter of profound sadness that many of his milestone moments, such as his first family outing and his first trip to play group, were photographed and published worldwide expressly against his family’s wishes. Adele and Simon never encourage such photos. Quite the opposite.

This lawsuit concerns certain photos of Angelo with Adele which Corbis Images UK made available for publication in the English press. The parents’ view is that these images were of routine, everyday family occasions which the paparazzi has no right to intrude upon, profit from and file away in picture libraries for future reference and use.

In the interests of settling the dispute amicably Corbis Images UK Limited has offered to pay damages and legal costs to Angelo and has also agreed not to use the photos at issue again.

Corbis Images UK Limited has also confirmed the names of the paparazzi, not employed by Corbis Images UK Limited, who took these photos. Schillings have written to these men explaining legal action will be taken if they photograph Angelo again in circumstances that breach his privacy and/or violate his rights under the Data Protection Act. On this basis, the claim is withdrawn against the Second Defendants.

Adele and Simon are pleased this matter has been resolved. They continue to do all they can to protect Angelo’s rights in relation to the paparazzi, including taking legal action where necessary. They will be holding the damages on trust on behalf of the Claimant for this purpose. They will also continue efforts to improve the laws relating to paparazzi and children generally, building on the successful campaign Adele helped fund in California resulting in far stricter harassment laws.

JENNY AFIA
PARTNER AT SCHILLINGS

Jenny Afia, Partner at Schillings, comments: “Being in the public eye doesn’t mean your children are public property. Our laws provide full protection against the paparazzi and more parents should make use of them. These images were taken during private, recreational time unconnected with professional or public engagements. They represent a clear infringement of our client’s right to privacy. As this case shows, taking photos can be as intrusive as publishing them. This case also emphasises a dividing line between celebrities who strive to keep their children out of the spotlight and those who make them part of their brand. The children of famous parents are not celebrities. The law can, will and should protect them.”

• Nothing in from Corbis or Splash yet.

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Job: Account Manager – Independent stock library – London office

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Arcangel Images Account Manager UK London office
Job Specification Package -£competitive according to experience

About us
Arcangel Images is a highly creative and respected independent stock library with offices in the UK, France, Spain and the U.S, supplying a broad range of International clients with rights managed/royalty free stock photography and video. Over the years we have built a solid reputation for creative, relevant and saleable content, forged through our close relationships within the book publishing industry. We continue to break new ground and with the recent release of new collections, we are looking to appoint a new Account Manager to take the UK market to the next level.

The challenge
Based at our London office, your primary objective is to grow revenue within the UK, organically increasing our market share. Your winning mind-set and natural desire to succeed will be required to drive the business, whilst your excellent organisational skills will assist you when responding to client requests, picture searches and the day to day running of the territory.

Working alongside the Internal Sales Executive you will also follow up on warm new business leads, your high calibre presentation and communication skills allowing you to grow deeper client relationships and secure future business.

You will also have experience of CRM systems as well as the ability for accurate reporting and forecasting. In addition you will:

● Work with Arcangel Images management on strategic initiatives for 2014/2015

● Gain superior knowledge of the UK buyers’ market and stay abreast of trends and opportunities

● Deliver results in line with our company goals and objectives and be the driver in the UK

● Promote the brand across multiple media platforms and find new opportunities

● Manage and grow Key Accounts and organically reach new clients

● Further enhance our brand in the UK across multiple levels and sectors

Who you are
You are an existing Account Manager or Sales professional with a solid background in a high calibre stock library. You will be able to demonstrate your previous success in hitting and maintaining targets as well as your ability to create opportunities whilst also managing the day to day running of client accounts. You will relish a challenge and be excited at the opportunity to carve your own career plan in a progressive and fast growing creative library.

Your experience will include the following:

● A winning mind-set and desire to make your mark in a progressive company.

● Experience of managing clients and exposure to direct sales.

● Analytical and sales reporting capabilities.

● Ability to manage the full sales cycle and prioritise your workload whilst running your territory.

● Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills.

● Experience in proposal development and pricing.

● Strong customer facing skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships by telephone, email and face to face.

● High level of confidence and gravitas allowing for strong relationship building.

● Ability to work alone and in small teams.

● Picture research experience.

● A high level of self motivation and a winning attitude.

● Languages always desirable

Please send applications to:
Ignacio Mascaro / Operations Director. Email:[email protected]

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Peter Dench: “when Don McCullin dropped by my book signing”


Peter told us: “England Uncensored is a laugh-out-loud romp through this often badly behaved nation, it is not an idealised brochure of a green and pleasant land; it is the truth, warts and all”

Watch the book up there ↑
Get the book down there ↓

England Uncensored : The Book

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Job: Sport Picture Desk Assistant – Press Association Images

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Job Title: Sport Picture Desk Assistant – Press Association Images

Department: Sport Picture Desk
Location: Nottingham

Press Association Images brings together the world’s best daily news, sport, entertainment, archive and creative images available from one photo agency. We are seeking to recruit a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Sport Picture Desk Assistant within the Images department in Nottingham. You will be required to in conjunction with the Sport Picture Editor to oversee, direct and ensure the highest standards in the photographic output of the Press Association.
Key responsibilities:

• Maintain a diary of forthcoming events and assign and brief photographers in a timely manner to ensure optimum use of staff resource.
• Transmit photographs on the PA Wire from staff/contributing photographers including content from our International partners
• React to breaking news, issuing any relevant file photos.
• Maintain effective communication channels with Howden Sports Desk.
• Communicating with photographers prior to and on receipt of images.
• Apply for accreditation to various sporting events.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a keen interest in photography who would enjoy seeing the results of their hard work appear in the media every day.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent knowledge of image editing software including Adobe Photoshop and Photo Mechanic alongside the process of delivering images. In addition they will possess high attention to detail particularly in high pressure environments of live events. In addition they will have excellent current affairs knowledge across all genres of news & sport with the ability to spot a winning picture. The ability to communicate effectively across all levels of management is also essential.

• This roles involves evening and weekend shift work.

Please send applications to:
Scott Wilson Sports Picture Editor
Email: [email protected]

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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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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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