Month: May 2012

2012 Guernsey Photography Festival channelling good photography

Held from 24 May – 22 June this year, the Guernsey Photography Festival is now in its third year and remains a promising presence on the European photography festival circuit. Founded by photographer Jean-Christophe Godet, the 2012 edition features around twenty exhibitons plus workshops, talks and exhibition tours. Last year’s theme was ‘Identity’ and boasted an impressive line up including work by Richard Billingham and Martin Parr; this year the theme is ‘Journey’, both in the sense of a physical movement and as metaphor for self-discovery. “I wanted to use the notion of journey as a starting point, not necessarily as in travelling somewhere physically but more in terms of a spiritual or emotional journey,” says Godet. “My aim is to show different styles of photography presented in interesting ways. I want to produce a festival that is as honest as possible and of the highest quality.” [bjp_ad_slot] With few dedicated exhibition spaces on the island the challenge for the organisers is to find and transform suitable spaces, with the festival exhibiting work both indoors …


More than $120,000,000 at stake in AFP v. Morel case

Last week, freelance photographer Daniel Morel, as well as Agence France-Presse and Getty Images have submitted memoranda of law for summary judgment in their long-standing legal case, providing unprecedented insight into both parties’ strategies to emerge victorious. [bjp_ad_slot] In US law, the purpose of summary judgment is to avoid unnecessary trials when the facts of the case are not in dispute. Both parties must then file with a court a memorandum of law in support of summary judgment. The memoranda, which BJP has obtained, present the case’s facts as seen by both parties. On 12 January 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti killing an estimated 316,000 people. Daniel Morel, a freelance photographer under a distribution contract with Corbis, was in Port-au-Prince’s central street, Grande Rue, when the quake struck. “Narrowly escaping injury, he hit the streets to photograph the death and destruction around him,” his legal representative recount in a preliminary statement. Returning to his hotel, he uploaded his photographs, as quickly as possible, on Twitter. It was 6.13pm when the first image hit the …


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