FotoDocument will commission and curate ten new photo essays based on the ten sustainability principles of One Planet Living, adopted by the city of Brighton & Hove. The commissions will result in ten exciting new public exhibitions simultaneously installed in ten key public spaces around the city as an arts story trail for a period of ten months, launching under the Brighton Photo Biennial in October 2014.
Details and to apply here
↑ photo montage ©Werner Otto / vario images
Bonn, Germany based stock photo agency Vario Images are now representing photographer Werner Otto best known for his travel photography. As well his historic photos from the 60s, 70s and 80s Vario also has Otto’s images from his days as a sports photographer. These images document the events of the German First and Second Bundesliga with images of life on and off the pitch.
• View the images here
• License the images from Nicole Moga at the agency on Phone: +49-228–93565-19 or email [email protected]
Photo agency Getty Images is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its grants programme this year by offering five grants of $10,000 each, awarded to photojournalists pursuing projects of personal and journalistic significance. In 2014, five grants of $10,000 each will be awarded to photojournalists pursuing projects of personal and journalistic significance.
They say: ‘At Getty Images, we believe that photojournalism is a powerful tool for telling compelling social, political and cultural stories. We also understand that creating and managing world-class photography assignments requires time, freedom, support and considerable resources.’
‘Inspired by our partnership with Lean In, an additional $10,000 grant will be awarded to a photographer whose project is focused on an important but under-told story about women or girls achieving positive results in their communities or personal lives.’
This year’s judges include:
• David Furst, International Picture Editor, The New York Times
• Teru Kuwayama, Photo Community Manager, Facebook
• Sarah Leen, Director of Photography, National Geographic Magazine
• Jean-Francois Leroy, Director General, Visa pour l’Image
• Amy Yenkin, Director, Documentary Photography Project, Open Society Foundations
IPC – the publisher of UK men’s lifestyle magazine Nuts – has announced that it has ‘entered into a 30-day consultation with staff about the potential closure of Nuts and Nuts.co.uk.’
IPC Inspire managing director Paul Williams says: “After 10 years at the top of its market, we have taken the difficult decision to propose the closure of Nuts and exit the young men’s lifestyle sector. IPC will provide impacted staff with all the support they need during the consultation process.”
• Launched in 2004, Nuts has established itself as the biggest brand in men’s media and is renowned for delivering a fast, ‘inhalable’ mix of entertainment aimed at the heart of young men’s interests – girls, football, games, movies, amazing pictures, bizarre facts, trivia and funny stuff.
Go See: ‘The Golden Age of Photojournalism’ – the story of three photographic businesses 1930′s – 50′s
A fascinating new photographic exhibition at Perth Museum & Art Gallery, Perth & Kinross Council, tells the story of three Perth photographic businesses at a time when the demand for newspaper photography grew hugely.
‘The Golden Age of Photojournalism’ focuses on the businesses in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s and provides a chance to see a wide variety of pictures taken on a freelance basis for the press in Perth and Perthshire. Many of the images have not been seen since they were first used up to 70 years ago.
↑ Neg.C43237 The Royal family at Kinclaven, Perthshire, 1955. Photo by Alex C Cowper
Most of the images in the exhibition were printed from negatives donated by a well-known Perth resident and retired professional photographer Louis Flood. Louis began his long and distinguished career in photography with an apprenticeship at Star Photos in 1947. After completing National Service, he joined the staff at Alex C Cowper before establishing his own business, Louis Flood Photographers in 1977. Today the company continues under the management of his son, Louis T Flood.
In addition to the photographic prints visitors can see a recent interview with Louis Flood, conducted by retired journalist and broadcaster Ninian Reid, in which he gives a unique insight into the world of the freelance press photographer in Perth during that period.
↑ neg.C34315 – Willie Bauld in action at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy, 1953. Photo by Louis Flood
Louis Flood Photographers have also loaned interesting items including an early VN press camera and a wire photo transmitter used for sending pictures to the press via a telephone line.
↑ Gas mask fitting, Queen’s Barracks, Perth, c1940. Photo by Star Photos
‘The Golden Age of Photojournalism’
Perth Museum & Art Gallery
78 George Street
Runs until Sunday 25 May 2014 during normal Museum opening hours. Admission to Perth Museum & Art Gallery is free.
Stock photo licensing coop Stocksy – launched a year ago by industry vet Bruce Livingstone – has announced ‘impressive growth, profitability and the appointment of a new CEO’, Brianna Wettlaufer and CTO, Richard Brown.
They say: After only one year Stocksy and its co-op members have achieved profitability with this innovative new business model. With a growing co-op membership estimated to reach 1,000 this year, Stocksy boasts some of the industry’s best photographers, in addition to up-and-coming tastemakers from social media.
A founder and former vice president at iStockphoto, Stocksy’s new CEO Brianna Wettlaufer, brings over 10 years of leadership and innovation to her role. Brianna led iStockphoto in its evolution of an industry leading ingestion methodology for onboarding photographers and fostering their craft. She was also responsible for the community outreach, creative research, events and mentor programs that paved the way for iStock’s growth and eventual acquisition by Getty Images. “Stocksy is leading the way for photographers by bringing real people, in real places, doing real things, to designers everywhere”, said Brianna Wettlaufer, “I look forward to continuing to leverage our unparalleled curated aesthetic, fair and ethical business practices, simplified pricing structure for buyers and our simple, elegant, easy to use website that saves time for buyers”.
Richard Brown brings close to 15 years of experience managing large teams of IT professionals to his new role. “I’m excited for the opportunity to continue to push the technical boundaries in the stock photography space and to help shape a tool that allows both buyers and sellers to get what they need as quickly as possible.
As part of this change, Stocksy announced former CEO, Bruce Livingstone has moved to the position of Chairman of the Board.
Four new staff postings at London based photo agency Rex Features this week:
• Ed Maidment, previously Associate Picture Editor at The Times, joins as Diary Editor due to the retirement of industry veteran John Melhuish
• Laura Watts joins as a USA Sales Executive, a post she will take up in the Los Angeles in May. Laura previously worked for Bauer Magazines and the Guardian Media Group
• REX Editorial Assistant – NCTJ-trained journalist Sophie Exton joins the new REX Editorial department to build on the success of Rex’s output of unusual and quirky content
• Sales Assistant – Laura Hegarty, who was an intern at Gallery Stock, Ink Global and The Portsmouth news and is a further investment in REX’s client service offering
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