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This project is currently mapping the photo agencies and photographers of based in and around Fleet Street, with a long term plan to map all press photo agencies throughout the world.Image requests: While research is ongoing the PPHP provides a daily service connect image license requests (of 'orphaned images') with image owners through our network of contacts at newspaper archives and commercial photo libraries.
Why is it important?: At the turn of the 20th century, there was vast growth in press agencies and photographers due to the massive thirst for images in newspapers. Many are still in existence but others have been sold, absorbed or simply disappeared, effectively leaving gaps in the history of this industry..
The Press Photo History Project is building a 'family tree' of the industry, which is helping to find the original owners of content. Eventually this would also provide an educational resource centred on the history of press photography. Starting with the Mapping of Fleet Street, this aims to include an index to photo agencies working in and around the 'street' and photographers memories of working lives.
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The Hindu reports on a photo agency established in 1924 still running today through the same Indian family - ……’There were not too many prominent news agencies back then, except the All India Press Photo Agency and the Press Photo … Continue reading
A PPHP reader is searching for the copyright owners of “Regent Studios, 150 High Street, Putney (c. late 1920s – early 1930s)” If you know the whereabouts of the archive please email email@example.com or Call the office on 01233 770044
This in from a PPHP reader We are currently working on a Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story exhibition to mark 100 years of the sinking next year. In our archives we have The Shipbuilder, Year 1911, Midsummer number, Souvenir … Continue reading
A PPHP reader is searching for the neg for this image of a relative (left) credited: Art Photo Service 123. Fleet-st. If you know where or if the collection is still available please contact us directly on: firstname.lastname@example.org or UK … Continue reading
This in from a PPHP reader; “I am a freelance Picture Editor looking for any photographers who photographed the London Olympic Games of 1948 who might still be taking pictures. Please e-mail me with any names or with any ideas … Continue reading
March 2011: This in from a researcher at Université Paris 1/Sorbonne: “I am a nautical archaeologist and author and would like to contact whoever owns the copyrights of the former London Electrotype Agency Ltd (London) to inquire about pictures related … Continue reading
This note in from a member of the public trying to trace what happened to his grandfather during the 2nd world war. He was working as Manager at Sport & General up to and after the war but did he … Continue reading
If you know who holds the images of the Midland Press Agency in Birmingham please contact the PPHP – a reader is looking for particular photos from 1961.
Welcome to the official site of the Press Photo History Project. For those of you arriving from our previous site – hello again! – all the content and research articles from that site have been transferred to this site and … Continue reading