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AP to live stream Photographer Anja Niedringhaus funeral – Today 6 a.m. ET – No Restrictions

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The funeral of Associated Press photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus will take place on Saturday, April 12, at Corvey Abbey, a Benedictine monastery near her birthplace in Hoexter, Germany.

Niedringhaus was killed by an Afghan policeman in an attack on April 4, which seriously wounded veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon. Gannon is undergoing treatment at Krankenhaus Nordwest, a medical facility in Frankfurt, Germany, and remains in stable condition.

The service is scheduled to begin at 12 noon local time in Germany (6 a.m. ET / 1000 GMT).
A livestream of the service will be available on starting at 5 a.m. ET / 0900 GMT. At the request of Niedringhaus’ family, AP will cover and distribute both video and photos for pool, with no restriction. Satellite coordinates and contact information have been made available to AP customers in a media advisory.

It is the wish of Niedringhaus’ family that other working media representatives refrain from gathering news inside the church or outside on the church grounds.

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Photo-set book: ‘Annual General Meeting’ by Photographer David Levenson

Another smashing photo-set book has just rolled off the press at Café Royal Books.
‘Annual General Meeting’ from the photo files of photographer David Levenson.
28 pages
14cm x 20cm
b/w digital
Edition of 200
£5.00 (+ PP £2.50)
Get your copy here we have!

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Stewart Boyd dies aged 73 – Picture editor & founding father of UK Picture Editors’ Guild – Obituary

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Photo supplied – Picture Editors’ Guild

One of the founding fathers of the UK Picture Editors’ Guild, and its first chairman, Stewart Boyd, has died in Edinburgh after a long illness. He was 73.
For 20 years he was picture editor of The Scotsman. He joined the Edinburgh based paper in April 1958, and worked his way up from tube boy. He became a sub-editor and night editor until his appointment as Picture Editor in 1972. He remained in that post until 1992.
Over the years he was an active member of the National Union of Journalists at chapel level and with the Edinburgh and District branch of the NUJ first as secretary and then as chairman. He was also a member of the NUJ’s national Appeals Tribunal for several years.
After becoming picture editor he realised there was a need for a body to give a voice to others in similar positions. Together with Paddy Hicks of PA and Peter Woodman of the Newcastle Chronicle, he helped found the UK Picture Editors’ Guild and became its first chairman – holding office from 1982 to 1992.
Upon leaving The Scotsman, Stewart undertook a number of jobs in market research and journalism before setting up Contax – a consultancy in media relations, human resources and market research.
But the lure of the open sea was always close to his heart. As a boy he was taught to sail off St Andrews, where he spent school holidays with his grandmother.
Stewart was past Commodore of the Forth Corinthian Yacht Club and a member of the Royal Forth Yacht Club and Dunbar Sailing Club. Between 1975 and 1978 Stewart took various Royal Yachting Association and Department of Trade and Industry courses at Leith Nautical College. He followed this up in 1978 by becoming vice chairman of Leith Nautical College – remaining in office until its closure in 1987.
The Forth was mainly his yachting playground, but he also sailed widely in UK waters, and ventured across the Atlantic and the Pacific when he joined a boat taking part in the RAFYC Round the World Rally .He was elected to the council of the Royal Yachting Association Scotland to represent the Forth area, and became secretary of the RYAS in 1993. He served for 17 years with his unique enthusiasm and skill. He decided to step down after reaching 70 in 2010.  Stewart also joined the Council of RYA and for a number of years was a regular participant in their discussions. In 2005 he received from Princess Anne the award for Distinguished Services to Yachting in the UK.
In the winter months when sailing was not possible Stewart turned his attention to rugby – as a player and referee then as an avid spectator. He was also a keen curler, being a long time member of Merchiston Curling Club. He had the distinction of being the club’s president in its bi-centennial year in 2009/10.
His wife Elizabeth died in 2008. Stewart is survived by his two brothers David and Douglas, nephews and nieces and great nephews.
A service in celebration of his life will be held on Friday 11 April at Noon at Mortonhall Crematorium, Main Chapel.

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Support Rhonda Wilson – severe illness prompts crowd funded campaign

This in from PAN reader- Photographer and Picture Editor Tom Broadbent:

Hi Will,
A friend of mine, in fact my old tutor from university has been ill for the past three years and is now looking at a financial crisis where she could lose her home. I don’t think that’s likely to happen now as there’s a crowd funded campaign to help her. The target is £20k and it’s about £2500 off the target. There’s three days left and I was hoping you could mention it on your site.

It’s for Rhonda Wilson and she’s helped loads of photographers over the years. I blogged about it here

The campaign is here and there’s loads of great prints that have been donated by photographers and galleries that she helped.

It just needs one last push and we’ll get over the line with it.

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epa Photographer Kerim Okten dies aged 42 – motorbike accident in Turkey today

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Kerim Okten photo by Aybige Mert via epa

Sad new just in from the epa – European Pressphoto Agency:
10th April, 2014 – epa’s acclaimed photographer and beloved colleague Kerim Okten has died in a motorbike accident in Turkey today.
Kerim Okten was born in Istanbul in 1972. He first worked for a national newspaper and magazines before joining epa in 1998, since when he has covered stories in Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, among others and has also participated in major international sporting events. In 2012, when he was chief photographer in Turkey, Kerim left Istanbul for London for his new role as UK chief photographer. Kerim returned to Turkey in December 2013.

Hannah Hess, epa’s editor in chief, is shocked by the tragic news: “We have lost a great friend and esteemed colleague. For many within the epa family Kerim was a beloved friend, a brother and one of the finest. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, his family, friends and colleagues.”

View Kerim’s photography at epa here
View Kerim’s website here
Kerim was on the Jury for the 2014 World Press Photo contest

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Support: The Man from Splash – David Hayes – 1st London Marathon

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David and his Hampton Court Half Marathon medal – 23rd Feb
David training – 20-mile Marathon training run in Hyde Park on 23rd March

PAN reader David Hayes, Sales Executive for Splash News/Corbis, is running his first London Marathon on Sunday. His miles will help the charity Parkinson’s UK.

David told
‘I’m running the London Marathon this Sunday (for the first time!) to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.

I’m running for someone very special, my partner’s father, David Holmes, who for the past 16 years has suffered with Parkinson’s Disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.
If you can, I really appreciate any donations- however large or small!
THANK YOU very much, wish me luck!’

Support and Donate here:

Best of luck on the day David – send us photos from the finish please!

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Support: Paul Langan – Senior Picture Researcher at Carlton – 1st London Marathon

Paul ‘Just getting some last minute tips..’ looking far too relaxed!

PAN reader Paul Langan, Senior Picture Researcher at the Carlton Publishing Group will be taking part in the London Marathon this weekend – Sunday 13th April.

Paul told this week:
“Hi Will
I’m running in my first London Marathon in just over a week’s time for PhabKids and wondered if you’d be able to give me and (more importantly) my JustGiving page a little plug??”

Support Paul and PhabKids here
All the best for the run Paul – we are looking forward to seeing photos from the day!

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Support: Mark Braund – Mary Evans IT manager – 1st London Marathon

UPDATE: Congratulations to Mark Braund, who completed Sunday’s London Marathon in 4 hours and 47 minutes to raise money for Anthony Nolan, the charity which arranges stem cell transplants for people suffering from life-threatening blood cancers.

Blackheath-based Mary Evans Picture Library is delighted, if a little concerned, to announce that their IT Manager, Mark Braund, will be running the London Marathon this coming Sunday, 13th April. Despite his mature years, this is Mark’s first marathon, and while his colleagues at the library have high hopes that he will be giving Mo Farah, another marathon debutante, a run for his money, Mark is being a little guarded about his target time, promising only that he will complete the 26.2 mile course from Blackheath to The Mall before it gets dark.

Mark told us “For years I’ve watched the start of the London marathon on Blackheath, just a stone’s throw from Mary Evans Picture Library, so I’m delighted finally to be running it, and raising money to support the life-saving work of Anthony Nolan, the charity which arranges stem cell transplants for people with life-threatening blood cancers.”

Support Mark and the Anthony Nolan charity here

Or, you can text MBRA64 £5 to 70070

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Change of Address: Arctic Photo picture library

ArcticPhoto, A stock photo library specialising in the Polar Regions with 15,000 images searchable online have a new address as flyer above – From 14 April 2014

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New photo set: Maria Höfl-Riesch via Photographer Simon Hoy – at Favorite Picture

This in from Berlin based photo agency Favorite Picture:
Three-time Olympic champion Maria Höfl-Riesch just retired from her professional sports career. The famous German ski star collected a huge number of medals and victories achieving everything she could hope for when she started skiing at the age of three.
Simon Koy had the opportunity to her in a very personal environment showing the person Maria Höfl-Riesch behind the sports star facade.
View and license the image set here

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