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Assignments 2023 The BPPA Exhibition
May 19 - May 28
The British Press Photographers’ Association presents its annual ‘Assignments’ exhibition celebrating the best of press photography from its members sponsored by Fixation and Canon.
Curated by 5 leading industry figures, this year’s exhibition covers stories from July 2021 through to the spring of 2023 and will feature everything from sports and entertainment to politics and protests with royals, celebrities, and global events as seen through the eyes of the association’s photographers.
Founded in the mid-1980s, The BPPA has sought to promote and inspire the highest ethical, technical, and creative standards from within the industry and once again is set to deliver an exhibition of photographs from the cutting edge of journalism.
- Assignments 2023 is FREE to attend.
- Open from 11am to 6pm daily between 19th and 28th May 2023.
- Covers 5 floors of The Bargehouse on London’s Southbank, part of Oxo Tower Wharf.
- Once again the BPPA bookshop will return during the exhibition.
- Moving to Ffoto Gallery Cardiff 9th June – 8th July ffotogallery.org
How to find us;
Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, London SE1 9PH
Blackfriars, Waterloo or Waterloo East
Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee and Northern lines) 5 minutes walk
Southwark (Jubilee line) 7 minutes walk
Blackfriars (Circle and District lines) 5 minutes walk
There is secure underground car parking adjacent to the centre. The venue is within the Congestion and ULEZ charging zones.
Blackfriars Millennium pier or Festival pier
Wednesday 24th May 2023
11.30am – TALK: Photographers Peter & Henry Nicholls
Peter and Henry Nicholls are father and son, although you wouldn’t necessarily know it. In this talk we hope to discover their story, explore their similarities and their differences and find out what drove each of them independently to pursue a career in press photography. Finding out along the way what their career highlights have been and where they see the future of the industry they both know so well.
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1pm – TALK: War in Ukraine with Julian Simmonds, Peter Jordan and Jack Hill
During this panel discussion, national newspaper photographers Julian Simmonds (The Telegraph), Peter Jordan (The Sun) and Jack Hill (The Times) will discuss their time covering the war in Ukraine. This talk is a must for anyone who wants an insight into the challenges facing photographers working in the most hostile of environments.
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3pm – TALK: Panel discussion with the UK’s leading Newspaper Picture Editors
During this panel talk, national newspaper Picture Editors will discuss the day to day workings of a picture desk, what drives the news agenda, how to pitch, where they find photographers for commissions, how big jobs like the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and coronation of King Charles III are covered and how they choose the pictures that make the front pages of their respective national newspapers every day. This talk is a must for anyone who wants an insight in to the thoughts and daily life of a picture editor at some of the UK’s biggest papers.
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Thursday 25th May 2023
11.30am -TALK: Denise Maxwell – How I Turned My Side Hustle into My Main Hustle
To specialise or diversify? Denise will share her journey to becoming a full time photographer of 12 years, turning her hobby into a full time career. She will give tips on actions you can follow to achieve the same and make money from your photography and she will discuss the pros and cons of being a multi genre photographer in an industry that still advises most to specialise.
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2pm – TALK: Photographer Chris Floyd – Not Just Pictures
‘Not Just Pictures’ is all about stories: from getting his first camera, to getting mugged, to believing one of his heroes would only want to buy the rights to an image because “he disliked it enough to want it removed from the public domain”. Often very funny, Chris’s talk is a rich dish that reveals what it’s like to pursue a life of photography and demonstrates how the camera is an incredible key that can unlock any door.