Network of over 100 Photographers throughout the UK, specialising in Press, PR (Public Relations), and Corporate editorial photography. Director & Chief Photographer is Freelance Photographer Keith Meatheringham based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
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November 29, 2011
Press Photographers being Labelled PAPS. WRONG!
LEVESON INQUIRY: I would
like to point out the difference between PAPS & News Photographers. Thanks
to poor journalism on TV & with Celeb's failing to make the clear
distinction between Paparazzi & News/Press Photographers when giving
evidence, this has lead too all photographers unfortunately been labelled
Paparazzi! Unfortunately the word Paparazzi has now been tarnished so much that
even some of the proper PAPS must get fed up.
There is an ever growing
band of out of control 'Paparazzi' photographers (Freelance/or Agency staff) on
our streets who are managing to give News Photographers/Photojournalists like
myself and other photographers a bad name. And if we are not careful legitimate
photographers could lose the right to document our countries history & news
through the medium of photography for ever. We live in a Free Democratic
Country & have the freedom of the Press, We cannot let these this happen!
There are many Sub
Categories within Photography, one of which is Paparazzi, and some of these
Paps are honest working and very good showbiz photographers. But we need to rid
our streets of some of these low paid amateurs who are taken on with what
appears to be one rule only - Get the photo which makes the most money! Unfortunately
this fuel is fed by the public who seem to demand these images by buying this
There are occasions when
News Photographers are asked to photograph Celebrity's, of course, but only
when there is a new worthy angle and/or good reason. I find it disgusting that
some of these 'paps' are happy with hounding & stalking celebs 24/7. This
is NOT journalism!
I yearn for the day when
the Newspapers will be full of stories about real people again, not this
unhealthy demand for Celebrity's. Please pass feel FREE to comment and pass this on to all you know. Keith
Meatheringham (Press Photographer).