Trade Shows

Visa pour l’Image panel to discuss Photographer, Picture Agency Relationships

By Jim Pickerell | 340 Words | Posted 8/17/2011 | Comments
Within the framework of Visa pour l'Image, CEPIC is organizing a roundtable with photographers, picture agencies and photographers cooperatives exploring the "Relationship between Agencies and Photographers: Art + Commerce or Photographers and Agencies - Making this Symbiotic Relationship Work"

Microstock Diaries: Microstock Expo & Conference

By Jim Pickerell | 138 Words | Posted 8/12/2011 | Comments
Lee Torrens and Amos Struck, leading microstock industry analysts, have organized the first ever, Microstock Expo and Conference that will be held in Berlin, Germany. The event is scheduled for 5-6 November 2011 at the andel’s Hotel Berlin and is likely to be the forerunner of regular annual events.

The Winner Is – Tim Harris!

By Jim Pickerell | 547 Words | Posted 6/21/2011 | Comments
On May 23rd I announced a contest. Everyone who provided an answer to the question "Describe a situation where a fee of $10.00, or less, is justified for the COMMERCIAL use of a single image?" would be entered in a drawing to Win $100.00. In addition to announcing the contest to my newsletter subscribers I passed out cards to attendees to the CEPIC Congress in Istanbul. We have conducted a drawing and the winner is Tim Harris of Nature Picture Library and Bluegreen Pictures in the UK.

Misery Is Photogenic

By Jim Pickerell | 765 Words | Posted 3/24/2011 | Comments
One of the themes that emerged at the “La Fotografia In Italia” photojournalism conference in Milan last weekend was that the majority of feature stories photojournalists produce deal with tragedies. Some of the editors expressed the opinion that they were tired of seeing so much tragedy and were looking for something more positive and uplifting. A few photographers responded that they are just producing what the market asks for. Someone said that photojournalism is there to reveal the ugliness of our world and documenting various aspects of tragedies is right and proper. Read the whole story by Enzo dal Verme on his blog and my comments here.