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Fleet Street Photo Exhibition

50 Press Photographs at “The Fleet Street Press” Coffee and Tea House

Authentic Fleets Street Photograph

Fleet Street is synonymous with British Newspapers – the “press”. Even though the last newspaper left the street over 20 years ago, the industry is still referred to as “Fleet Street” and as such, the street has a special symbolism for press photographers and journalists alike.

Setting up the Fleet Street Photo Exhibition at "The Fleet Street Press" Coffee and Tea House, 3 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AU, London. April 21, 2013. Photo: ©Jonathan Buckmaster

Setting up the Fleet Street Photo Exhibition at “The Fleet Street Press” Coffee and Tea House, 3 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AU, London. April 21, 2013. Photo: ©Jonathan Buckmaster

The exhibition is a collection of work from press photographers working for the national papers, international wire agencies and local papers around the country. It’s an insight into the world of press photography, covering wars, politics, features, portraits, disasters, press conferences and sports.

Setting up the Fleet Street Photo Exhibition at "The Fleet Street Press" Coffee and Tea House, 3 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AU, London. April 21, 2013. Photo: ©Jonathan Buckmaster

Setting up the Fleet Street Photo Exhibition at “The Fleet Street Press” Coffee and Tea House, 3 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AU, London. April 21, 2013. Photo: ©Jonathan Buckmaster

Images that are hard hitting, thought provoking or quirky; you’ll find the full gamut. We are not the paparazzi and as such, you won’t find any of that genre of image here. We are where the news is; we find the truth, we witness history and we are the eyes of the British public who rely on us to bring the news.

Setting up the Fleet Street Photo Exhibition at "The Fleet Street Press" Coffee and Tea House, 3 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AU, London. April 21, 2013. Photo: ©Jonathan Buckmaster

Setting up the Fleet Street Photo Exhibition at “The Fleet Street Press” Coffee and Tea House, 3 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AU, London. April 21, 2013. Photo: ©Jonathan Buckmaster

On a personal level, it’s with great pleasure that I share the news that two of my images have been selected to be exhibited in the Fleet Street Photo Exhibition:

Poo And The Band. Winnie The Poo lines up with the band in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace for the children's party. June 25, 2006. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Poo And The Band. Winnie The Poo lines up with the band in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace for the children’s party. June 25, 2006. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Love Your Job. A heavy downpour of rain soaks pedestrians and a businessman, as they pass an illuminated advertising sign saying "Love Your Job". Hammersmith, London. January 14, 2011. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Love Your Job. A heavy downpour of rain soaks pedestrians and a businessman, as they pass an illuminated advertising sign saying “Love Your Job”. Hammersmith, London. January 14, 2011. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

The exhibition will be open to the public from Monday, April 22nd, 2013 and is going to be a long term, evolving exhibition of work by press photographers. The images on display will be for sale. Each of the 50 photos is 40cmx30cm (A3’ish, including border) and printed on fibre based Baryta paper. Each sale will be printed to order and posted to the buyer within 7-10 working days. Each image is £150 and will be embossed with the Fleet Street Photograph logo. It’s a great opportunity to buy some great images at a great price.

Venue Details

“The Fleet Street Press” Coffee and Tea House, 3 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AU, London. Opening times are 6.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday. 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays. You can follow The Fleet Street Press on Twitter and on their FaceBook page.

Leveson Inquiry Says No To The BPPA

BPPA Refused by Leveson Inquiry

I’m shocked and saddened to find out that the Leveson Inquiry has rejected the BPPA‘s (British Press Photographers’ Association) application to become core participants in the inquiry.

The inquiry which was set up to look into press ethics and working practices following various recent tabloid practices (some of which are now known not to have happened at the hands of the press) took a turn and began attacking the paparazzi and photographers as a whole. The reporting of the inquiry has muddled the distinction of the paparazzi and working press photographers, calling everyone a press or news photographer.

Michelle Heaton from Liberty X is chased by the gathered paparazzi at the invitation only dinner for cast and guests, after the X-Men 2 movie premiere at "Sketch", Conduit Street, London W1. April 24, 2003. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The BPPA made an application to become a core participant to balance out the extremely one sided evidence which was given, but sadly has been rejected from doing this.

How is the Leveson Inquiry going to be balanced or even accurate if it won’t accept the BPPA?

Related Reading:

The BPPA & The Leveson Inquiry

I’m A Press Photographer & Very Proud Of It