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IPO resource: Copyright and GDPR for photographers

The IPO has published a simple blog post on the GDPR and copyright for photographers, with links to the Information Commissioner’s Official website for further information. Note that it doesn’t cover more in-depth queries relating to GDPR and photographs, including the Journalism Exemption. BAPLA members who have questions about the use of GDPR in relation…

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Werner Forman Archive launch ultra high-res scans

Werner Forman Archive press release – 12 June, 2019 The ancient art and architecture specialists are now scanning selected images onto Ultra-High res format – 80-100 Mb images for extra detail and size. Their unique collection was mostly shot on medium and large format transparency, so the images can be upscaled. Werner Forman Archive is…

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Ikon Images new website

Ikon Image press release – 4 June, 2019. Ikon Images: Stock illustrations specialist, invite you to visit their brand new website. Dedicated to sourcing only the finest quality art and illustrations, Ikon have established themselves as one of the best stock illustration libraries in the business. With over 300 of the worlds best illustrators and…

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Mary Evans collection of the week: Philip Dunn Photography

Philip Dunn’s first published photograph was in the Manchester Evening News when he was just 14 years old. An apprenticeship at another local newspaper led to Philip becoming the youngest staffer on The Daily Express at the age of 22. After fifteen years, he left to freelance and was one of the first photographers to…

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“COMA”, the first original series by Getty Images made entirely out of image bank content

AlmapBBDO press release – 5 June, 2019. Project created by AlmapBBDO demonstrates the brand’s endless possibilities in an unorthodox three-episode miniseries On tablets, smart phones, computers, and even TV, shows are playing nonstop. And to show off the endless possibilities inherent in its collections, Getty Images is putting out its first original miniseries: “COMA”. Made…

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Rex Features rebranding as Shutterstock Editorial

Shutterstock say: “Since 2015, we have been working toward the goal of expanding our editorial collection and service to customers around the world. Over the past four years, our talented Editorial team has built a robust offering, becoming a premier source of editorial images for the world’s media. Today, Shutterstock Editorial reflects a rich legacy…

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Shutterstock editor surpasses 5 million users

Shutterstock press release – 30 May, 2019 Marketers and businesses across the globe create and edit marketing visuals using easy-to-use, free design application. Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering high-quality content, tools and services through its creative platform, today announced that its free design application, Shutterstock Editor, has surpassed more than…

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Getty Images and FIFA renew exclusive long-term partnership

Getty Images press release – 29 May, 2019. Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, and FIFA have announced a strategic multi-year agreement through the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Under the agreement, Getty Images will serve as the Authorized Photographic Agency of FIFA, a title it has held since 2009, and one that…

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BAPLA Drink and Draw Social

Unleash the artist within! BAPLA members are invited to an evening of social sketching and drinks on Thursday 4 July at the Round Table pub in Covent Garden. There will be a tutor who will help you explore your (perhaps a bit rusty!) drawing skills with fun, informative & social challenges. Pencils, erasers and paper…

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EU Copyright Directive published in Official Journal

The EU Copyright Directive was published in the Official Journal today. This means that member states now have two years to transpose the directive into national law. The transposition deadline is specified in the Journal: “Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by 7…

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TSBA to represent National Portrait Gallery globally

TSBA press release – 14 May, 2019. TSBA Group is pleased to announce the addition of the internationally renowned National Portrait Gallery, London, to its roster of English heritage brands. Following the success of taking the British Museum to the global licensing stage, TSBA has equally ambitious plans to expand the reach of the National…

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Getty Images announces $20,000 LGBTQ+ Stories Creative Bursary to support emerging talent telling stories from the LGBTQTIA+ community

Getty Images press release – 9 May, 2019. Getty Images Creative Bursary will foster and support projects and new content that tell important visual stories, exploring narratives around LGBTQTIA+ lives Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, has announced its annual global Creative Bursary for 2019, LGBTQ+ Stories.   Getty Images’ mission is to…