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There have been a few posts regarding Kelly Price and Rapport Press over the last few months… Simply due to photographers not getting paid for their work. Responses have been varied… Some folks have been outraged at what they have heard, some sympathetic to the agency… other’s have been quiet (perhaps so as not to spoil a relationship with Rapport).
As a warning to others and to clear this situation once and for all, I am compelled to share my story.
During the time of the earlier postings I was still trying to maintain a good relationship with Price, expecting I would eventually receive the money I was owed as promised. However, after contacting the publications personally, I immediately realized that I was being lied to. Publications were not paying late as Price continually stated. She just wasn’t paying! I was owed a substantial amount (still am!!!) So after I informed Price I knew she had been compensated by her clients (and she promptly gave up communicating with me), I had no choice but to take legal action.
After she failed to appear in court (twice!) I received a judgment against her. Now after giving her 30 days to make the payment as the judgment demands. I have still received nothing! Not even an email….
Needless to say this is bad news to the many others who are owed money (many of whom I have spoken with). If she isn’t respecting a court judgement the situation is obviously pretty dire. It is very unlikely that you will redeem your payment simply by emailing/calling her.
I have to assume that the agency is finished… But as the site is still up I don’t know if she is still trying to trade. I would hate for other (new) photographers to get caught up in this mess.
Under no circumstances should anyone work with Kelly Price unless they want to work for free!