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• I have been running PhotoArchiveNews.com reporting news from the stock and editorial photo industry since 1999. The Press Photo History Project was created to research the history on newspaper photography and service photo copyright search requests.
My photo career started as a press photographer in the early 90’s shooting court case personalities outside the Old Bailey in London with the Photo News agency run by the busiest man in the business Jimmy Horton. Jimmy soon had me off the shoots and in the office selling photos and running prints into newspapers and press associations in and around Fleet Street …which is where my fascination with ‘The Street’ started. I then spent a few years working for various other photo agencies and stock photo libraries covering sales, editing stock photos and coordinating photo assignments. In 2006 I started consulting to photo libraries and private collections covering projects for the London Fire Brigade, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mirror, The Times and the Cecil Beaton archive at Sotheby’s.
Before ………………………………………………………………………… and now. Photo © supplied
• Matthew Butson, FRPS, Vice President, Hulton Archive – PPHP advisor
Matthew has overseen the world-renowned photographic collections at the Getty Images Hulton Archive for the past 15 years and has been with the archive for three decades. As Vice President, Matthew has global responsibility for direction and strategy of Getty Images’ Archival offering, including sales strategy, marketing, positioning and product/content development – both on the stills and video side of the business. He is also involved in web strategy and the development of the Getty Images Gallery in London. The archive itself is the world largest in private ownership and is based in West London, containing over 80 million images.
In 2009, Matthew was awarded the J Dudley Johnston Award by the Royal Photographic Society, for his outstanding contribution to photography and was awarded a fellowship in 2013.
• David Levenson, Photographer – PPHP research and advisor. Photo © Dave Hartley
A photographer since I left school, I learnt my craft at Fleet Street press agency Fox Photos. Later at Keystone Press Agency, I covered news stories around London, including, the Iranian Embassy siege, the Brixton riots and the early days of Lady Diana. In the 1980’s I fell into photographing Princess Diana and the Royal Family. I photographed Charles and Diana on Royal Tours around the world, visiting over fifty countries. I worked with Rex Features and Colorific!. I was also the UK photographer for New York agency Black Star, shooting news and annual reports. My work has been published by magazines, newspapers and websites around the world including Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Paris Match, La Vanguardia, Irish Times, Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Times, Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Sunday Times and The Observer. I am the only photographer ever given full, behind the scenes access, into the Bank of England, for a story that ran in the Daily Telegraph magazine. I now licence work through Getty Images and Alamy.
• John Balean – PPHP researcher. Photo ©Supplied
John Balean graduated from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts ( Visual Arts ) and a major in Photography.
After a brief period as a freelance photographer and visual artist he joined TopFoto (then Topham Picturepoint), where he is the International / Marketing Manager recently co-ordinating two EU (Europeana) projects.
John has been an elected member of the BAPLA Executive Board of BAPLA since 2012 and from 2013 has been on the committee of CEPIC. He has given lectures and written about the picture industry and is a Consultant Researcher to the Press Photo History Project.
In his spare time creates wet plate collodion images using a vintage Gandolfi 5×7 camera.
Here is a link to his recent article:
Digital Copyright Exchange Feasibility Study with Richard Hooper
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