FOCAL Awards 2022: Tickets and Host Announcement

FOCAL are delighted to announce Early Bird tickets to attend the 19th FOCAL International Awards 2022 are now available to purchase. After two years of virtual Awards Ceremonies, the Awards will be hosted in Central London at The Landmark Hotel. This is an opportunity not only to celebrate and honour the exceptional work of the…

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#StandWithUkraine Fundraising Webinar for Ukraine

In support of Ukraine CEPIC and EANA present a joint Awareness and Fund-raising Webinar: #StandWithUkraine This free-to-attend webinar open to all of those wishing to support Ukraine, with a focus on photo-journalists and creators. The speaker programme features representatives of Ukrinform, Ukrainian press agency, as well as testimonies of journalists, photo-journalists and photographers. We will present the two funds…

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Chat with BM IMAGES at the brand new online event: BAPLA Connect

BAPLA Connect is a new online networking event taking place on 7th & 8th October 2021, open to UK and international picture agencies, picture buyers and researchers! As well as the opportunity to meet with BM Images, there will also be keynote sessions and panel discussions on essential industry topics delivered by experts in the…

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Come and meet Image Quest Marine at BAPLA Connect

Come and say hello to Image Quest Marine at a brand new virtual Picture Library networking event, open to picture researchers and buyers around the globe. Hosted by BAPLA, BAPLA Connect is a new online event promising great keynote speakers and panel discussions on essential picture industry topics. Taking place online from Thursday 7th – Friday 8th…

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FOCAL Online Workshop – Pathway to Becoming a Media Archivist

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This workshop will look at employment in moving image archives. What training opportunities are there for the archivist and researcher, both corporate and freelance? What kind of roles exist within the industry? And how does a new entrant, or even an old hand, progress and thrive in this field. The panel will offer insights though…

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FOCAL online workshop – Technology: Future Applications and Platforms

Can you keep up with the ever-changing technological environment? FOCAL International brings together industry experts to take you through how best to work with AI from a user and rights holder point of view, how to introduce new services such as parallel transcoding for faster-than-real-time performance and finally how to acknowledge key trends and future…

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LSP Online 2 Day Picture Research Course April

The LSP Picture Research course is recognised as being the UK’s leading training course in this subject. The course is suitable for those interested in pursuing a career in picture research and picture editing, those in the early stages of their career or those who require refresher training to keep up-to-date with any changes affecting…

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London School of Publishing 2-day Picture Research course starting 12 March 2020

The London School of Publishing (LSP) Picture Research course is recognised as being the UK’s leading training course in this subject. You can get a 10% discount on the course fee for the course running on 12 / 13 March 2020. The course is suitable for those interested in pursuing a career in picture research…

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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Pat Martin has won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 for two works from his portrait series of his late mother, Goldie (Mother). The £15,000 award was presented to the Los Angeles-based photographer at an awards ceremony at the National Portrait Gallery, London, on Tuesday 5 November 2019. Second prize was awarded to Enda…

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BAPLA Christmas Card Making Social 27 November

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Season’s Greetings! BAPLA members are invited to an evening of painting and decorating their own festive greeting cards. Blank cards will be provided along with paint, glitter, ribbons and bows to make your own fabulous Christmas cards. Artist Melody Travers will be on hand to help. The workshop includes a complimentary drink. When Wednesday 27…

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