As part of fotofringe London on 21 March, BAPLA will be hosting a series of free talks on the business of working in pictures today, highlighting some of the exciting creativity in the picture industry

Where next? The Changing Role of the Picture Researcher

An informal discussion looking at the role of the picture researcher today and the changing relationship between picture libraries and picture buyers, with freelance picture researchers Julia Ruxton & Jane Smith, moderated by Tim Harris of Nature Picture Library.

The International Image Industry

A round table to discuss licensing and trading imagery from Europe and the wider world, with Martin Skultety, Managing Director of StockFood Germany and Kurt Blankenberg, Head of Strategy & Business Development of PICHA-Stock Photos of Africa, moderated by John Balean of Topfoto.

Real Pictures & Fake News

Alastair Reid, Social Media Journalist at the Press Association, addresses the pitfalls and opportunities of working with social media.

How do journalists get to the story quickly and ensure it is reliable? How does a major news organisation keep it real?

Creative Businesses & International Trade

Recently copyright has been a hot topic, thanks to the initiative to introduce a new EU Copyright Directive with the hashtags #saveyourinternet, #memes, and #Article13 trending on social media. But as the UK prepares to leave the EU, will the Directive affect the image industry here?

Isabelle Doran, BAPLA's Head of Policy and Eddy Leviten, Director General of the Alliance for Intellectual Property will also delve into the topic of Brexit and trade.

Shooting the People, Shooting the Events

Tristan Fewings, Getty Images' current Entertainment Photographer of the Year, tells the story behind some of his favourite pictures from red carpet, fashion and events assignments.

Location Photography in support of the British Museum’s Exhibition Programme

John Williams, Head of Photography and Imaging (P&I) at the British Museum, discusses the complexities of working in the field in preparation for the British Museum’s biggest exhibitions.


Thursday 21 March 2019, 10:00 - 15:30.


Talks are free to attend but space is very limited.

We therefore request that you register in advance:

10:00 - 10:25: Where next? The Changing Role of the Picture Researcher

(Currently fully booked - waitlist available)

11:00 - 11:25: The International Image Industry

(Currently fully booked - waitlist available)

12:00 - 12:25: Real Pictures & Fake News

13:00 - 13:25: Creative Businesses & International Trade

14:00 - 14:25: Shooting the People, Shooting the Events 

15:00 - 15:30: Location Photography in support of the British Museum’s Exhibition Programme

Header Image: Taking notes at a FOCUS conference © Paul Seheult / Eye Ubiquitous