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Copyright to clear: Agency – Hylton Warner & Co. [Cardiff] / Photographer – Giovanni Gemin


This in from PAN reader Jennifer at the Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales

Many thanks for getting back to me Will.
Please find attached a scan of the reverse side of the Hylton photograph. Do you have any further information about this agency? We hold some photographs by them and would like to publish but obviously are looking for permission.
I also have another orphan photo and so attach a scan of that too – however, this one doesn’t even appear on your Directory so my hopes aren’t high!

I would appreciate you circulating them, even if it’s just to prove that we’ve tried to locate the copyright source.

Contact [email protected] if you own the copyright on these collections.

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Fotocorp India celebrates 10 years – confirms 300k editorial images online from ‘Bollywood to Politics’

Mumbai, India based news photo agency Fotocorp are celebrating their tenth year in the editorial photo business with a redesigned website site offering a ‘rich bank’ of over 300,000 editorial images covering all India life from business and Bollywood to fashion, lifestyle, sports and politics. The new site also offers updated search features.

↑ click to search the latest uploads

They say: ‘Fotocorp is a subscription-based agency, which also undertakes commissioned photo assignments for editorials, advertising agencies, corporate houses and entertainment events, both locally as well as internationally. “To mark the occasion, we have launched a Retro section with vintage images of Bollywood, politics and other segments,” says Shailesh Mule, adding that thousands of images are uploaded every month on the agency’s website. The Retro section has rare archival images, providing original content and greater choice to the subscribers. “The dynamic new features that have been introduced on provide better navigation, easier access to pictures and faster downloading,” says Mule.’

• Fotocorp News Photo Agency, launched on World Photography Day in 2004

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Q&A: Hamish Crooks – Magnum Photos – on attending Visa pour l’image Perpignan

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Hamish is Global Licensing Director at Magnum Photos based in London, PAN had a coffee with him and fired a few questions about his plans are for Visa pour l’image Perpignan this year and what advice he has for a ‘Visa’ first timer.

Which dates will you be attending Visa pour l’image Perpignan?
From Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th, but others in team will be there until Sunday 7th September

When did you first attend Visa?

Will Magnum Photos be exhibiting?

How many times have you attended?

Do you stay in Perpignan or travel in each day?
Stay in Perpignan

What is the main aim of your visit to Visa this year?
For me, see partner agencies and potential partner agencies and some clients, if possible. Our sales teams set up meetings with clients

How should a photographer approach you for representation?
We give them info on how apply for membership of Magnum – they apply through the photographers of the office that manages their region, so portfolio viewing would have to be forwarded through each office. We do look at portfolios in Perpignan if there’s time, but application is once a year only and better to go through Magnum photographers anyway

Are you expecting to hear anything new or innovative in the photo industry at the festival this year?

Which photo exhibition is a ‘must see’ for you this year?
Nothing is a “must see” for me. Some potentially good shows though

Any advice for Visa first timers?
See as many exhibitions and screenings as you can – gives you a chance to think of your own approach to documenting stories as many shows in Perpignan are from a similar perspective – it can spur you to widen your narrative sense and horizons. If you’re a photographer, don’t be too dismayed by the lack of clients you may get to see – It’s often easier to visit them at work. And don’t be dismayed by the number of photographers looking for work.

What is a ‘Must Do’ for Visa first timers?
Cycle or motorbike up the Pyrenees to Andorra and visit Collioure if you have spare time

• Hamish Crooks recently returned to Magnum after eight years in Product Development at Reuters Photos.
Visa pour l’image Perpignan

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People: Nicky Androsov joins media law expert Swan Turton – Commercial IT/IP dept

Covent Garden, London based media law firm Swan Turton LLP has announce the appointment of Nicky Androsov to the firm as a Commercial IT/IP partner.
They say: ‘Nicky brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise in commercial IT/IP matters and acts for a broad range of national and international clients. Chambers & Partners 2014 rank Nicky as a Band 1 (Kent) practitioner for Information Technology and Intellectual Property.’
Charles Swan, Head of Advertising and Marketing, states:
“We are delighted to welcome Nicky to Swan Turton. As a focused Media and Commercial practice, we are aware of the importance of recruiting leading individuals so that we can continue to provide our clients with the expert legal services they require. Nicky is a recognised specialist and her skills and client base represent an exceptional fit with our practice. Nicky is a great addition to the considerable expertise of our Media and Commercial offering. We are very enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead, particularly in the light of Nicky’s international experience and her fluency in German and Russian.”
Nicky Androsov comments:
“I am very excited to join Swan Turton. This is a great opportunity for me, with a firm whose strengths complement my own practice and which has an excellent reputation, expert lawyers and great clients.”

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License-Ready stock: New Winter Shots – UK Garden agency

UK based Garden photo stock experts GWI are first into the PAN office news email with a license-ready selection of Winter stock photos here

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Arrested photographer Scott Olson – ‘Getty Images had a plan in place to handle it’

Getty Images photographer Scott Olson comments on his recent arrest covering the troubles in Ferguson.
19 August: ‘Last night I was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, for being a member of the press in a public place and mingling with the public, rather than in a pen where officials had hoped to confine the press. I strongly believe in the first amendment and the freedom of the press and chose to question the officer ordering me into the pen.

I would like to thank my friends and colleagues who have reached out offering support after the arrest. I would like to touch bases with everyone personally, but I was overwhelmed (really overwhelmed) by the number of emails and text messages I had on my phone when I was released.

Fortunately, because of the way officials have been handling this crisis, we knew this was a possibility and Getty Images had a plan in place to handle it. I am happy to report that the plan worked flawlessly and I was released after a few hours—in time to return to Ferguson and capture some more images—not from inside a media pen but out with the public.’

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Reported: Missing photojournalist James Foley killed

BBC reports on the killing of American photojournalist James Foley who was taken hostage in Syria on 22 November 2012:
‘The Islamic State militant group has released a video online purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, missing since 2012. The militants said the killing was revenge for US air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.’…
…’Foley has reported extensively across the Middle East, working for America’s Global Post and other media outlets including the French news agency AFP.’
Full report here:

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Industry Links – it’s where the stock photos are

If you have arrived at in search of stock photos for your publication please visit our Industry Links page where you will find some of the finest picture libraries, photographers and photo agencies on the planet covering every image subject you could possibly require!

Isabelle Doran, Picture Library Manager at Loupe Images told us: “yes we’d certainly like to renew our listing, we have had a few clients saying they found us from the links on the site.”
To book yours: Will(@) or call UK: 07802437827

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Job: Wellcome Images Administrator – Maternity Cover 12 Months

Wellcome Library – Wellcome Images Administrator – Maternity Cover (Fixed Term 12 months)

The Wellcome Library is one of the world’s major resources for the study of medical history. We also offer a growing collection of material relating to contemporary medicine and biomedical science in society.
Wellcome Images ( is one of the world’s leading online image libraries for the history of medicine and the biomedical and clinical sciences. Serving a range of users from publishers and broadcasters to academics, Wellcome Images provides picture research and licensing services for its contemporary images as well as making over 100,000 images from the Wellcome Library’s outstanding collections available free of charge for all.

We’re looking for a conscientious and enthusiastic individual to provide administrative support to help us meet our customer’s expectations.

This role will involve:
• providing general administrative support to the department;
• guiding internal and external clients on the use of our images and fee arrangements where appropriate;
• Processing requests and ensuring usage is in accordance with our terms;
• Supporting the organisation of the Wellcome Image Awards;
• Supporting the Biomedical and Clinical image acquisition processes;
• Cataloguing images;
• Administering the royalty processing procedure.

To be successful, you will need to have:
• experience of working with image libraries;
• excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• strong administration skills;
• IT literate, ideally with experience of using databases and other systems;
• good organisational skills, attention to detail and proven ability to work to deadlines;
• initiative, enthusiasm and a flexible approach to your work;
• able to work with sensitive medical images.

We offer a salary of c. £23,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus excellent benefits.

To apply, submit a CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria for this post. For more information and to apply online,visit:

Application deadline: 5 September 2014

Interviews: 17 September 2014

The Wellcome Library is part of the Wellcome Trust, is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities.

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