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  • Former UK trade chief loses cancer battle

    Former UK trade chief loses cancer battle

    June 28, 2005

    Frank Hatton – a man who spent more than 50 years in the photographic industry and who established the Photo Marketing Association’s (PMA) UK office - has died.

  • Times exposes hottest photo talent

    Times exposes hottest photo talent

    June 27, 2005

    A 23-year-old photographer from London has won this year’s Times/Tabasco Young Photographer of the Year Award – the most hotly fought contest in the competition’s history. Picture credit: Clara Molden

  • ‘World’s first’ pinhole camera balloon race

    ‘World’s first’ pinhole camera balloon race

    June 23, 2005

    A pinhole camera ‘balloon race’ is due to take place on Saturday 2 July to promote a month-long exhibition of pinhole photography in Wiltshire. Pinhole picture credit: Chris Gatcum

  • Support grows for AP’s photo rights campaign

    Support grows for AP’s photo rights campaign

    June 22, 2005

    There is growing support for AP’s campaign against measures that threaten photographers’ right to take pictures in public. This follows an announcement by London Mayor Ken Livingstone - backed by the Metropolitan Police - that photographers using digital cameras and camera phones to take pictures of children in London’s parks and other public spaces could be paedophiles.

  • Calling all budding photojournalists

    June 21, 2005

    Are you a budding photojournalist with a great idea for a photographic documentary assignment? If so, you may be interested in an award offering £3,000 to finance an overseas photographic project with the resulting photos published in The Guardian newspaper.

  • Ilford spells out future in b&w

    Ilford spells out future in b&w

    June 20, 2005

    Ilford Photo has confirmed its ‘total commitment’ to b&w products – including paper - four months after the Ilford brand was brought back to life in a management buyout.

  • Axe falls on Kodak b&w paper production

    Axe falls on Kodak b&w paper production

    June 17, 2005

    Kodak has ceased production of its entire range of black & white photographic papers after a ‘dramatic’ drop in demand of 25-30% over recent years.

  • Win a photography trip to Cuba

    Win a photography trip to Cuba

    June 16, 2005

    A photographic holiday to Cuba worth more than £2,500 can be won in a free-to-enter competition open to UK photography enthusiasts.

  • Patent row halts inkjet cartridge sales

    Patent row halts inkjet cartridge sales

    June 15, 2005

    One of the largest importers of ‘Epson-compatible’ inkjet printer cartridges has agreed to pay ‘substantial’ damages to Epson – and to stop selling the cartridges - after alleged patent violation.

  • Digimax with 15x lens zooms in

    Digimax with 15x lens zooms in

    June 13, 2005

    Samsung has revealed an eight-million pixel digital camera with a 15x optical zoom called the Digimax Pro815.

  • Business as usual at AgfaPhoto UK

    June 6, 2005

    AgfaPhoto UK is ‘trading strongly and is financially viable’, despite the news that its parent company AgfaPhoto GmbH filed for insolvency recently, claims a UK source.

  • Pentax unleashes *ist DL digital SLR

    Pentax unleashes *ist DL digital SLR

    June 3, 2005

    Pentax is poised to launch a new 6.1-million-pixel digital SLR called the *ist DL which is due on UK high streets in July at a penny under £500.

  • Kodak axes SLR/n and SLR/c camera production

    Kodak axes SLR/n and SLR/c camera production

    June 2, 2005

    Kodak has discontinued its DCS Pro SLR/n and DCS Pro SLR/c digital SLRs to concentrate on making imaging sensors. However, the company insists it is not ruling out future production of digital SLRs.

  • Photographer Fay Godwin dies aged 74

    May 31, 2005

    Fay Godwin, one of Britain’s best-known landscape photographers, has died aged 74. She was self-taught and took up photography in the 1960s, beginning with portraits of her children.