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Milwaukee based stock photo agency Matton Images is now representing two new additions to its royalty free stock content website: Hero Images, based in the Canadian Rockies, and Mint Images, which is headquartered in the UK.
They say: ‘Both collections are relative newcomers to the stock picture arena and feature the sorts of dynamic, compelling lifestyle photography that many art buyers seek. With their addition Matton now offers 67 premium royalty free picture collections.’
According to Mint Images founder and CEO Duncan Grossart, his collection is “dedicated to creating the world’s finest commercial imagery. Some of our images are produced by photographers who have never shot for stock before and thus bring innovative viewpoints to their work. In other cases we have photos shot by world-class, award winning photographers who are the best at what they do.”
Company president Heather McNeill created Hero Images as a “boutique production company bringing together a dream team of photographers, art directors and production staff who share a common passion — to make great images.” Hero effectively communicates the elusive “authenticity factor” art buyers crave by “making the work about moments,” says McNeill. “Our shoots are inspired by real life and directed by years of experience in the picture business.”
The Press Photo History Project aims to record every photographic agency and press photographer operating in the UK from 1904 – to the present. The project also aims to explore the working relationship between photographs and newspapers.
We are currently recording the photographers and agencies of Fleet Street In particular we are collecting information, names, places and dates relating to the workings of photo press agencies and newspaper photo departments through written memories and images. You can read a few of these here:
• Remembering Fleet Street: Bruce-Miles – The Times Picture department 1950s
• A day in the life of a Fleet Street photo press agency 1960′s
• Identified: Central Press lunch break 1965/70 – Photos
• Central Press photo agency staff ‘incredible reunion’ after 45 years
• Peter Smith – My life in Fleet Street
Full details: www.PressPhotoHistory.com
Updated 3 Dec Photojournalist of the Year Winner – Richard Pohle, The Times …’The judges said that his photo of soldiers taking cover at Camp Bastion was the one stand-out shot of the competition this year – beautiful and atmospheric.’
View all the winners here
• Jeremy Selwyn, London Evening Standard
• Mark Scott, The Sentinel
• Oli Scarff, Getty Images
• Richard Pohle, The Times
• Suzanne Plunkett, Thomson Reuters
Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford said: “We launched the British Journalism Awards last year partly as a response to the one-sided portrayal of our industry which was on display at the Leveson Inquiry.
“This year there were more than 300 awards entries representing every major British newspaper group and broadcaster as well as many specialist titles.
“Time and again they illustrate the vital role journalists play in British society, stepping in to highlight injustice and a shine light when politicians, business people and others in positions of power let us down.”
View full details of all finalists here
London based film stills expert Kobal Collection has announced its representation of STUDIOCANAL FILMS LTD.
The collection of over 800 quintessentially British titles reflects the life of the ‘rich and the poor, the mad and the bad, the sad and the funny, the scary and the heart-warming.’
This is the story of Britain shaped by the 20th Century and contains classics such as the Carry Ons and the
Ealing Comedies. Occasionally the titles take us abroad, reaching out to the edges of the globe as British films spread far and wide, many earning an international following.
Dave Kent, Kobal Director says; “this is an astonishing collection – which includes my British favourite, The Third Man and means we can now provide access to the very best of British cinema’.
Massimo Moretti, STUDIOCANAL UK Library Commercial Development Manager says: “We’re happy to be able to work together with the prestigious Kobal Collection to further highlight the depth and richness of our historical stills collection.”
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This in from Arctic Photo picture library:
First Air, the airline that services most of the Canadian Arctic, has selected one of Arcticphoto’s images to decorate the tail of its new Boeing 737- 400 flagship aircraft that currently flies between Ottawa and Baffin Island.
The photo of an Inuit hunter leaping between two ice floes caught the imagination of First Air’s marketing department. “They reversed the image,” explained Bryan Alexander, co-owner of the Arcticphoto picture library, “Used the correct way round, it looked like the guy was jumping off the back of the aircraft and that probably wasn’t the message they wanted to convey.”
This is the second Arcticphoto image that First Air have used on the tail of one of their Boeing jet aircraft.
Simple design and effective DIY camera kit here from The Pop-up Pinhole Company …’perfect gift for craft and photography enthusiasts alike’ …looks light and flat pack’s – just right along side the iPad in the the camera bag ;-) available now here
Getty Images/AFP found guilty – willful copyright infringement – photographer wins max damages = $1.2m
EPUK did a wonderful -independent – job reporting daily last week on the Getty Images/AFP v’s Haitian photojournalist Daniel Morel.
The latest post on their website quotes ‘an exclusive telephone conversation the Haitian photojournalist Daniel Morel and Phyllis Galembo, his long-time friend who helped make it happen, talk about the trial which ended on Friday with an “outraged” jury finding agency giants AFP and Getty Images guilty of wilful copyright infringement of Morel’s photographs of the Haiti earthquake. “Getty are the worst enemy of photography,” Read on here EPUK.org
• Read the full case report from EPUK here
Newspaper website The Age has run an interview – and a grainy video – showing Big Pictures photo agency owner Darryn Lyons Mr Paparazzi as newly elected Mayor of his home town Geelong in Australia ….
‘Former celebrity photography Darryn Lyons has been declared Geelong’s second directly elected mayor, after the calculation of preferences on Monday afternoon.’….
Read more: theage.com.au