The British Photographic Council
The British Photographic Council exists to protect, develop and promote the rights and interests of photographic image makers, those involved in the distribution of their work, and the bodies that represent them in the UK.
The Council represents these view to the Government, the European Commission and other relevant bodies either directly or through or with the co-operation of other bodies with similar aims.
It also exists to improve and encourage best practice nationally and internationally on matters relating to the use of photography, and the employment and commissioning of representing photographic image makers and the distribution of their work.
The current elected chair can be contacted by email at email@example.com .Please note that we cannot enter into correspondence or offer advice on specific legal or other problems.
The British Photographic Council is an umbrella body, and its board is comprised of representatives from its member organisations.
These organisations are:
Read more about these organisations here
Recent News from The British Photographic Council:• The British Photographic Council Response to the Hargreaves Review
The British Photographic Council welcomes some parts of the Hargreaves Review, but remains wary of the lack of detail in others and will keep making the case for mandatory moral rights – the only way to stop work being deliberately orphaned.• British Photographic Council Industry Survey shows true value of photographers’ copyright
Retaining copyright could be one of the best business decisions that freelance or self-employed photographers make, according to new research from the British Photographic Council.• Media coverage of the British Photographic Council's 2010 Industry Survey
A selection of online coverage of the British Photographic Council’s 2010 survey.• Industry-wide survey shows existing UK copyright law is failing to protect photographers
Professional photographers are coming under increasing pressure to hand over their rights, and existing UK copyright law is not protecting their livelihoods, according to a survey carried out by the British Photographic Council.