2013 Sony World Photography Award Shortlists Announced

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Thursday, 07 February 2013 16:30

2013 Sony World Photography Awards
Professional and Open Shortlists Announced


The World Photography Organisation this week revealed the shortlists for the Professional, Open and Youth categories of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards.

In a year that saw over 122,000 entries from 170 countries – the highest number of submissions to date - the judges have selected a shortlist of photographs that stood out beyond all others for their impressive high quality, originality and modern appeal. Topics ranged from haunting shots of the Syrian conflict to the Obama presidential campaign; an intimate study of cinema-goers in Kabul to quirky and witty shots of the animal kingdom.

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Breaking! UK Content Creators' Call to Action

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Friday, 25 January 2013 16:29

Your Time to Act!traffic-light-go

Please make every effort to contact key Peers NOW and make the following points:

  1. Copyright is a property right, not a regulation. Additional exceptions to copyright, commercial orphan works schemes and extended collective licensing will seriously damage our ability to trade our property and are anti-growth.
  2. The Government's assumption that the ERRB measures will stimulate growth is erroneous and has been comprehensively disproved. More info here (pdf).
  3. An unprecedented coalition of creative industry organisations is opposed to the ERRB measures. More info here.
  4. The Copyright Hub (a Hargreaves Review recommendation which the Government accepted and is currently in development) promises to solve most of the 'problems' the ERRB purports and will actually stimulate growth. It has strong support from photographers. More info here.
  5. Halt all changes to UK copyright law until the Copyright Hub has proved its worth.

Key Peers to contact:

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Warning over UK Government plans to weaken copyright


Friday, 18 January 2013 16:43

traffic-light-stopInternational Media & Archive Consortium warns of Judicial Review over UK Government plans to weaken copyright



A consortium of the world’s largest news agencies, commercial licensing companies and commercial audiovisual archives has today called on the UK Government to rethink its plans to weaken UK copyright law and its use of secondary legislation. The Government’s proposals are being implemented through the Enterprise & Regulatory Reform Bill, currently being debated in the House of Lords.

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Deadline Extended - 2012 International Photographic Competition!

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Saturday, 05 January 2013 03:54

Entry deadline extended until Jan. 7!

2012 International Photographic Competition
supported by
BergHind Joseph

Entrants to the International Photographic Competition supported by BergHind Joseph are being given an extra week to send their entries in.  The closing date has been extended from 31st December until 7th January 2013.  The competition winner is being offered a year’s free mentoring to help them launch a professional career, as well as a cash prize of £500.

Smith Joseph, BergHind Joseph’s Director of Design Excellence says, “We’ve had a fantastic response again this year – people seem to be truly inspired by the idea of capturing the essence of leadership in a photograph.  But we’ve had a number of requests for a bit more time – for many people it’s an extraordinarily busy time around Christmas and the New Year, so in the spirit of the season we’re going to give them that chance. “

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The Art of Photography 2013

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Thursday, 03 January 2013 03:16


Call for Entries

The Art of Photography Show 2013

An international exhibition of photographic art

The Art of Photography Show is an established and critical force in the world of contemporary photography. Now in its 9th year, this presentation of world class photography is truly exquisite. The show provides tangible benefits to artists trying to break into the public eye. This well thought out international exhibition provides value to artists at every turn, from first-rate viewing in the judging process to exhibition and publication opportunities, photo industry connections and monetary awards. The judge for this year's exhibit is Julia Dolan, the Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum.

One of the distinguishing characteristics of this competition and exhibition is that our judge is always a highly acclaimed museum curator. It's our view that getting one's photographs exhibited in a museum is the ultimate goal. Yet, getting exposed to museum curators is normally very difficult. Our project provides that opportunity.

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