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Robert Harding Dives Deep Underwater

Robert Harding World Imagery are showcasing some of their spectacular photos of the world’s oceans. Their underwater photographer, Reinhard Dirscherl, a World Press Photo prize winner, has had adventures in a world that few have experienced. His oceanic subjects have included giant turtles off the coast of Hawaii, great whites in California and Atlantic sailfish off the Yucatan coast in Mexico, one image of which won a prize at the World Press Photo 2011.

Other recent subjects are the cream of their wonderful images of the Maldives, the precious ocean paradise that draws in thousands of visitors each year, yet whose future is at risk due to rising sea levels.

Harding also celebrate the global party starting this month in the world’s Catholic countries. Carnival encompasses public celebration, masquerade and an overturning of everyday life. Their photographers capture the most riotous and colourful of them all - including Venice, Viareggio, Nice and the king of all carnivals, Rio de Janeiro.


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New photo-app Clixta launches with Copyright Hub Technology
Clixta, the first live mobile application powered by the Copyright Hub launched in London on Wednesday 4th May 2016. Clixta is a photo sharing social network completely focused on the past. It allows individuals, special interest groups or large organisations to easily save and share their old photographs. The Clixta app in available on both IOS and Android.

Photofusion Seeks Crowdfunding
The photography hub and photolibrary based in Brixton has had its funding cut and faces rising rents. Since 1991 it has had a major impact on photography in South London and has reached out to many local people using photography.

Visual Connections Chicago Opens on May 5th
The Visual Connections expo returns to Chicago next month. This event features major stock photography agencies and twenty new exhibitors who will be showing off their collections to photobuyers and image users.

The Band - BJP Features Elliott Landy's Rock Images
A co-operative that thrived on creative equality: Elliott Landyís The Band Photographs from 1968/69 are featured on the BJP's online site. The Band were one of the world's finest groups in their time and backed Bob Dylan among others.

Educating the Eye: Looking Back With Marc Riboud
Noted photographer Marc Riboud remembers his long and amazing career in Lensculture. Best known for his work in North and South Vietnam as well China, he also photographed in Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, Cuba, West Africa and countless places in between.

National Portrait Gallery Acquires New Sculpture of Baroness Joan Bakewell
A newly acquired portrait of Baroness Joan Bakewell, the broadcaster, journalist and writer, has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery. The ceramic half-length sculpture is part of an ongoing series of portraits of influential women by the artist Glenys Barton and it is the final of a trio of works that she has made of Joan Bakewell since 2012.

London Book Fair 12th-14th April
One of the publishing world's most important events, the London Book Fair is coming to Olympia again. This annual jamboree is is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels.

The Photographers' Gallery presents myeyefellout by Stephen Gill
The Photographers' Gallery's latest exhibition is myeyefellout, a solo showcase by British photographer Stephen Gill. Drawing together six iconic series, myeyefellout reflects on the artistís lifelong fascination with nature and his dialogue with Londonís borough of Hackney.

Unseen Image of Joe Strummer at NPG
Forthcoming Major Exhibition of American Photographer William Eggleston at National Portrait Gallery will be a retrospective of his entire career from 1960s and include never-before-seen portraits of The Clash frontman Joe Strummer and Dennis Hopper.

fotofringe is Back in London on 20th April 2016
The annual one day event for image and footage users to work with image and footage providers is coming soon: informal, busy, friendly, and extremely productive. Over 700 visitors and 100 picture agencies were there last year. Free to book for picture researchers.

NPG Exhibition Celebrating Charlotte Bront? 1816-1855
22nd February - 14th August 2016, National Portrait Gallery, London, in partnership with the Bront? Parsonage, Haworth to mark the bicentenary of Charlotte Bront?ís birth. The exhibition explores the authorís life, creative development and professional success.

National Media Museum Transfers the Art of Photography Collections to the V&A
An historic agreement between the Science Museum Group (SMG) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is set to create the worldís foremost single collection on the art of photography, as the National Media Museum launches its new focus on the science and technology of light and sound.

Rarely Seen Photographs On Display At National Portrait Galleryís Vogue 100: A Century Of Style
The NPG celebrates 100 years of iconic Vogue pictures, the many faces that have shaped the cultural landscape of the twentieth century, from Marlene Dietrich to Gwyneth Paltrow and Fred Astaire to David Beckham.

Capture Launches Royalty Solution
Library software provider Capture have added a new module to their highly-regarded photolibrary and DAM system, a royalty module which generates invoices, attributes contributors and commission percentages to sales, bulk import agent reports and auto-calculates multiple pay-outs all with one click.

Photoshelter Releases Action and Sports Photography Guide
Learn how award-winning photographers turn their love for adventure into a career! Photoshelter have partnered with Red Bull Illume to release The Guide to Action & Adventure Sports Photography. Top photographers show you how to get the best action pictures.

Avedon Warhol Gagosian
Gagosian London is presenting the first major exhibition to pair works by Richard Avedon and Andy Warhol. Both artists rose to prominence in postwar America with parallel artistic output that occasionally overlapped. Their most memorable images, produced in response to changing cultural mores, are icons of the twentieth century.

First Ever Independent Rights Valuation Published
BAPLA along with several other trade bodies and collecting organisations has published an investigation by an independent consultant to determine what an equitable valuation of creative rights should be. This is an important step forward, in the light of the Collective Rights Management Directive due to be implemented into UK law in April 2016.

Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Bill in US
Legislation designed to modernise the United States Copyright Office is being introduced into the US Congress, Among other changes, the bill makes the Copyright Office independent of the Library of Congress, provides for a Copyright Office Director appointed by the President, requires continuing technology studies to keep the office current and make it more user friendly, and establishes an advisory board to provide ongoing feedback.

Capture EXPRESS - the easy way to manage your images, videos and other digital files
Capture EXPRESS provides simple, powerful and ready-to roll digital asset management at your finger tips. It has been tried and tested with a whole raft of libraries and is one of the best asset management systems on the market.

Brontë Exhibition at the NPG Coming in 2016
To mark 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontëís birth, the National Portrait Gallery in London has teamed up with the Brontë Parsonage museum at their home in Haworth to display personal items, original manuscripts and works of art in a major new exhibition of the milieu of some of Britain's best-loved authors.

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