– what our readers say

Some great feedback here from our readers – Thanks!

What people are saying about
✮ I want to thank you very much for the service you have provided me for so many years! It was useful and interesting and, most definitely, helped me keep up with things. Judy Mason -Photo Editing & Research- on retiring from the industry.
✮ Hi Will, Thanks to you for co-ordinating both this list (PPHP) and the wonderful news letter (PAN) – it saves me hours of ploughing through everyone’s not really newsworthy newsletters. I’m always telling people what a wonderful thing it is.
✮ “Hi, I am looking for 2 x London Based Picture Researchers for Thursday and Friday this week”…. I used Google and typed in “Picture Researchers London” and found – thanks!” – Bex, Production Manager Pretzel Films, London.
✮ I love your Picture Archive News forum and read it avidly – Jane Sherwood Picture Editor of the Sunday Express Newspaper.
✮ Quick note to say that I really look forward to receiving PhotoArchiveNews!: picture research and copyright clearance specialist
✮ UK National newspaper Picture Editor: ‘Always a good read and it makes up for the lack of face to face get togethers these days which always were great for industry ‘gossip’
✮ Photo Agency owner: ‘Thanks for the PAN email newsletters each week I always read them with interest, it’s a great way of keeping in touch with whats going on in our industry’
✮ Picture Editor at a UK Book Publisher: “If you are a photo agency I should know about then send you news to that’s where I keep tabs on the stock photo industry”
✮ Picture Researcher Los Angeles: “Thanks Will – I do enjoy receiving your newsletter, it’s really good source of information and I’m amazed I hadn’t heard about it before.”
✮ Photo Agency Owner: Good to see your site growing and doing such a great job on reporting industry news.
✮ Photo Library Manager: “Just to say, I’ve been enjoying your postings for a while now and always find them really interesting and a great way to catch up on the goings on of the industry.”
✮ “Enjoying PAN as much as ever, informative and useful great way to keep updated on industry news.” Cheryl Yates
✮ “Thanks Will, I’ve been your site for years, it’s one of my go-tos.” Helen at The Hell Gate photo agency.
✮ “Fantastic resource.” Freelance Picture researcher.

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More details on here – subscribe to the weekly headlines email, sending your news, advertising and how we came about – that sort of stuff here – the business of images

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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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Stock Footage & Video Industry News this week

On our Footage & Video industry news site this week:

• StormStock founder publishes ‘The Ultimate Severe Weather Safety Guide’ – Book
• Screenocean secures exclusive license deal with Channel 5

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Map: No-Drone-Fly Zones USA

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A useful tool here for photo agencies and photographers considering the increasingly popular news-by-drone option. Open source mapping platform Mapbox have started on their latest data map showing no fly zones for drones across the USA.

You can submit no-fly zones to the maps …we expect a few LA based celebs will be creating a zone or two!

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Read: ‘Me & You’ latest issue magazine from UK photo library – and in print

Me & You the twice yearly magazine from Mary Evans picture library is distributed free to clients ‘to keep you up to date with all the latest news about the library. It includes topical features and ideas for projects, as well as being entertaining and offering a competition with each issue.’
They say: “The latest issue of Me & You magazine which is a WWI Centenary special is now available. With great features such as “Dogs of War” and “Knitted Comforts and Marrow Jam” it is a must read for anyone interested in the Centenary of the First World War, or history in general. Written in-house by Mary Evans’ knowledgeable picture researchers and Business Development manager Luci Gosling, whose recently published WWI titles include “Great War Britain” and “Knitting for Tommy”, makes this possibly the best issue yet!”
If you haven’t received a printed copy and would like to go on their mailing list, please email [email protected]

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Read: Court papers – AFP vs Morel case – ‘$1.2m Affirmed’

The court papers confirming damages paid by Agency France Presse to photographer Daniel Morel are now available on the web

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Spotted: New BAPLA website

BAPLA are online this week with a new look website and have released details of a one day picture industry event called Focus

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Nature Picture Library photographer heads up Shark Week – Discovery Channel

Shark Week on Discovery Channel started this week. Nature Picture Library photographer and shark expert Chris Fallows is hosting Shark Week’s lead show, which amongst other spectacular footage looks at the breaching Great white sharks of False Bay in South Africa.
• View the NPL have gallery of Chris and Monique Fallows’ dramatic images
• More about why False Bay is a hotspot for large marine predators Bite Bay feature

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License Ready: 1950s British magazine plates and cover artwork – New upload

↑ 1955 Magazine Plate | Image No. 30579952 | UK 1955 Women’s romance 1950s illustrations cowboys Magazine Plate Illustrations unwanted advances story illustrations ELC

The Advertising Archives in the UK have uploaded a new batch of magazine plates and cover artwork.
‘We love these beautiful vintage story illustrations, showing scenes from quintessential British life as well as some quirkier and more humorous scenarios.’
View and license them here

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