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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.’
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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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Updated: April 16
The Columbus Dispatch website reports on a videographer/remote-controlled airplane hobbyist being charged for flying his camera drone over a traffic accident: ‘Kele Stanley has been charged with a felony because officials say he refused to land the camera-equipped drone that he had been guiding over a traffic crash scene, but he says he is no idiot.’ …full article here http://www.dispatch.com/
Drone shot ©David Jacobs
March 20 2014
PAN has been having increasing conversations about the use of camera drones with photo agency owners and freelance photographers. Conflicting reports on what you can and cannot do within the law – do you need a license to fly something in public air space? – do you just bat on as Brian Wilson did flying his drone over and around the scene of the gas explosion in Harlem last week for around 30 mins until the police asked him to land it. Poynter has great coverage on the subject with footage and links.
David Jacobs – founder of sports photo agency Action Images – has been experimenting with a drone over the last few months and tells us: ‘Drones are great fun and offer wonderful videography as well as stills for photographers but the risks are phenomenal ..flying one over the public is probably uninsurable. When used in open land for land boundary disputes and estate agency there is a whole new marketplace. And – the learning curve for using one of these things is massive.”
Great use of Drone photography here from Panos contributing photographer ‘Drone Pilot’ Fredrik Naumann.
This is what happens when a Drone ditches -luckily it hit the water not the crowd x factor series 10 2013 camera drone crash
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