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The International photojournalists’ network is looking for new members

We are looking for a select group photographers, from around the world, to join The International photojournalists network.

We are a network of photographers in different countries, who will be working together on common stories, themes and projects.

Not an agency as such, just a group of photographers based all over the world, collaborating to make international photojournalistic projects together.

We are also discussing the possibility of setting up a communal archive on www.photoshelter.com or www.digitalrailroad.net. Where picture buyers can search perchance and download our images and features from the internet.

As a photojournalist Interested in being a part of the network, you should come from a documentary tradition, with a genuine concern for social issues and a particular interest in pictures that highlight important, under reported aspects of our global society.

Your work needs to be at a high standard and you need to be reasonably well established in the photographic market.

At the moment the project is very much in the planning stage, so we are looking for photographers who are motivated to help build the network from the ground up and who are willing to put time and effort into online discussion.

If you would like to get involved, please send us an e-mail with some information about yourself and your work, a link to your website or up to 10 low-rez images, attached to the e-mail.

Send your e-mail to gregbuick@hotmail.com

by Greg Rødland Buick at 2007-05-04 11:49:00 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) oslo , Norway | Bookmark | | Report spam→

and “we” are? :) i might be interested, but i would like to see the work of the PJs involved in the project. Cheers Greg.

by [former member] | 04 May 2007 13:05 | Lisboa, Portugal | | Report spam→
OK

by Gary Austin | 04 May 2007 14:05 | Derby, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Greg

I have sent you some info about my work and links but I would like to know more about objectives and the PJ’s involved as Miguel said.

by Marc Andre Pauze | 04 May 2007 16:05 | Montreal, Canada | | Report spam→
Ok but like the others , i would like to have more info. You can send me an email or send on here as you like.

cheers michael

by Michael Sawyer | 04 May 2007 16:05 | unknown, United States | | Report spam→
It sounds interesting, but…

A communal archive, a network of photographers, working on social issues or towards a common goal, need to be established?

How is this not an agency or collective?

by Morgan Hagar | 04 May 2007 18:05 | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
I am interested to know more too. My email will follow.

Thank you,

Alex

by [former member] | 04 May 2007 22:05 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
I too am intrigued.
Photohumorist.com
photo@paultreacy.com

by Paul Treacy | 04 May 2007 23:05 (ed. May 4 2007) | Manhattan, United States | | Report spam→
Hi

So far we are 40 photojournalists from all over the world, from different geographical and cultural backgrounds looking for new ways in which to co-operate.

A couple of weeks ago we started discussing online, ways in which we could collaborate on projects and take advantage of communal marketing efforts.

What we hope is, to be an active community of photojournalists working collaboratively and individually to produce, fresh exciting projects that highlight social issues from a global perspective.

As for the question about if we are an agency or not, it depends on your definition, our plan at the moment is to have a space on the internet to sell our work communally, but the network itself will not be taking a cut of sales, each photographer as an individual is just taking advantage of our common effort to promote ourselves as a group and sell our work in a communal space.

There are many aspects of the network which are still under discussion, so it is difficult to give you very much information at the moment, we are still finding out what the network should become and how it should all work.

Thanks,

Greg

by Greg Rødland Buick | 06 May 2007 08:05 | oslo, Norway | | Report spam→
sounds positive..

by david bowen | 06 May 2007 14:05 | nottingham, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
hi, just saw the post and i have to say that you count me in. email me. stefanoskou@gmail.com

by [former member] | 12 Jun 2007 07:06 | Nicosia, Cyprus | | Report spam→
Hi, How is the project doing? Is it still moving?

by Manuel Ribeiro | 13 Jun 2007 01:06 | Porto, Portugal | | Report spam→
Hi Greg,
Still waiting for the topic discussion, Any project at the moment?
Good Idea.
Regards

by Felix Masi | 13 Jun 2007 11:06 | Nairobi, Kenya | | Report spam→
mm – not heard back here. will email again in a moment…. now.

no…

now.

done.

by david bowen | 13 Jun 2007 14:06 | nottingham, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Sounds great greg, if you need another globetrotting photog let me know and I’ll fill you in on my experience.

by jose rosado | 14 Jun 2007 03:06 | Toronto, Canada | | Report spam→
i would like to join if you accept somebody from centralamerica but i would like no know more about the project. i am looking to join in global project like this

by Jose Cabezas | 14 Jun 2007 15:06 | San Salvador, El Salvador | | Report spam→
I,m interested to join. My home base is Manila, Philippines.

by Emmanuel Catabas | 15 Jun 2007 04:06 | Manila, Philippines | | Report spam→
I,m interested to join. My home base is Manila, Philippines.

by Emmanuel Catabas | 15 Jun 2007 04:06 | Manila, Philippines | | Report spam→
i`m interested in the networking

by tawanda mudimu | 15 Jun 2007 06:06 | harare, Zimbabwe | | Report spam→
I am interested too. Based in Johannesburg South Africa..
erik@peach.co.za

by Erik Forster | 15 Jun 2007 06:06 | Johannesburg, South Africa | | Report spam→
Your proposition sounds interesting. Am sure photojournalists worldwide can collaborate and work together.
Am from Mumbai(formerly known as Bombay), India.
I’ve already send you an email.

by Soumik Kar | 15 Jun 2007 07:06 | Mumbai, India | | Report spam→
Greg, this sounds very interesting and I would like to know more of your progress in developing this idea. I have sent you an e-mail.

by Larry Clouse | 21 Jun 2007 23:06 | Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States | | Report spam→
Hi i a intrested and i have group of photojournalists here….will mail you my website in a day or two…

by Prashanth Vishwanathan | 22 Jun 2007 03:06 | Mumbai, India | | Report spam→
Greg, very interested. Have sent you an email.
Mark.

by Mark Spowart | 23 Jun 2007 13:06 | Ontario, Canada | | Report spam→
Hello, I sent an email yesterday but have not heard from anyone. I am interested in the project. Email me here rwaldroup@sbcglobal.net

To see some of my latest work, go here: http://www.thephotojournals.com/index.htm

by Rick Waldroup | 23 Jun 2007 21:06 (ed. Jun 25 2007) | Texas, United States | | Report spam→
Greg,
What exactly is the “product” to be sold? Yes there is a product…isn’t there? Why is there this vague product?How are people to be financially compensated for their contributions? Who are the “we” you mention? Just some practical thoughts all the hand raisers didn’t think of. LS people have been here before.
Greg

by Gregory Sharko | 24 Jun 2007 01:06 | Brooklyn, New York, United States | | Report spam→
Gregory, I would think that the product is our own individual work. I am guessing I dont have to tell you that. We’ll get paid if our stuff is good enough, and papers/publishers buy it through either DRR or PhotoShelter. It is my understanding that this group is 100% freelance, and your stuff will need to be good if you want to make some coin with it.

Again, just guessing, but I think what the groups founder is proposing is a collection of individual photographers working on similar projects totally freelance based, each photographer holding the rights to the pictures they take. I dont think there is a bank role to go along with this group.

If I am wrong, please tell me.

Just my $.02

Cheers.

Mark

by Mark Spowart | 24 Jun 2007 01:06 | Ontario, Canada | | Report spam→
Greg, I send you an email…

by Guido Van Damme | 24 Jun 2007 15:06 | Lokeren, Belgium | | Report spam→
Hi everyone,

Thank you for your e-mails, We have been completely overrun with photographers wanting to join the network, we are going thru all the applications and there are some really good photojournalists out there.

This is just a quick note to say sorry that some of you have not herd from us yet, its just going to take a bit of time to get thru all the e-mails.

Greg

by Greg Rødland Buick | 27 Jun 2007 09:06 | oslo, Norway | | Report spam→
Just a quick note to see if any progress has been made with this project.

by Mark Spowart | 04 Sep 2007 01:09 | Ontario, Canada | | Report spam→
Hi Greg,
Sounds interesting.Have a look at my gallery at LS and
let me know if i can fit into your group.
best,
Dev

by [former member] | 04 Sep 2007 08:09 | Chennai, India | | Report spam→
Hi i am interested to join this network.my home town is Athens-Greece and I will be sending you some images pretty soon.
thank’s

by [former member] | 04 Sep 2007 12:09 | usa- greece, United States | | Report spam→
Well Greg,

As before, count me in.

TS

by Tomas Stargardter | 04 Sep 2007 21:09 | Managua, Nicaragua | | Report spam→
Hi Greg,

I will be shooting you an email shortly with my pictures. I am interested too.

Regards…

by Sameer Mangtani | 05 Sep 2007 06:09 | Mumbai, India | | Report spam→
Hi i am interested to join this network.my home town is Mumbai-INDIA and I will be sending you some images pretty soon. thank’s

by [former member] | 06 Sep 2007 20:09 | Mumbai, India | | Report spam→
Sounds good.. soon i have base in Mexico city..
i will send you a mail soon..

Let me know if you have just cover mexico..
here: okinreport@gmail.com

by [former member] | 07 Sep 2007 14:09 | En route to Perpignan 4 sept, Italy | | Report spam→
Hello Greg I have sent you some info about my job and my web link,i am interested too.
cheers Greg

by joaquin gomez sastre | 13 Sep 2007 13:09 | SANTANDER, Spain | | Report spam→
Hi Greg,
It sounds great. These months i`l be living in Spain. After November, i`ll be based in Buenos Aires.
Would it work for you?

Thanks,
Emiliano

by Emiliano Gullo | 13 Sep 2007 15:09 | Italy, Spain, Argentina | | Report spam→
hi greg,check your email!thanks, g.

by Grzegorz Czaplicki | 13 Sep 2007 17:09 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Hi Greg. I’m dropping you an email. I’m based in Ireland – expect to hear from me.

by Dave Walsh | 13 Sep 2007 17:09 | Dublin, Ireland | | Report spam→
Hi Greg,
i just sent an email.
Thanks
Danilo Balducci

by Danilo Balducci | 13 Sep 2007 19:09 | JERUSALEM, Israel | | Report spam→
Hi Again

We have almost got thew the last huge batch of applications and are about ready to receive some more, at the moment, we have about 100 members and we have just started working on some assignments, our aim is as close as possible to collaborate with photographers in every country in the world, if you are interested in joining the network and collaborating on international projects please e-mail us with with some information about yourself and your work, a link to your website or up to 10 low-rez images, attached to the e-mail.

Send your e-mail to gregbuick@hotmail.com

We now have a most regions in the world pretty well represented but we are particularly interested in talented photojournalists from Africa and Latin America.

by Greg Rødland Buick | 08 Oct 2007 10:10 (ed. Oct 11 2007) | oslo, Norway | | Report spam→
Greg, I send you an email

by Kahtan Alamery | 08 Oct 2007 12:10 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
hey Greg i sent a mail to you

by Prashanth Vishwanathan | 08 Oct 2007 13:10 | Mumbai, India | | Report spam→
For me, this idea sounds appealing at first, but I’m unsure about the real purpose of such a brotherhood…

I’m afraid that with such a huge number of members this network may become not much of a network… Lightstalkers is already a network and from a business point of view is tough to know were collaboration ends and competition starts…

Dont get me wrong, I believe that agencies and collectives are probably the only way to survive in this fading market, but my experience tells me that every member must be tunned in the same frequency, and I suspect that with hundreds of members that is virtually impossible…

If the network flourishes, is expectable that clients start demanding stories… How will this stories going to be assigned? To whom? By whom? For how much? Is the structure going to have a fee?

Cheers
alex.

by Alexandre Vaz | 08 Oct 2007 14:10 | Lisbon, Portugal | | Report spam→
The point is mostly to provide a collaborative platform for the photographers, and a buying point for the picture buyers, not all the photographers will collaborate on all the asignments we work on, but we will have some large global projects that everyone will be involved in.

Greg

by Greg Rødland Buick | 11 Oct 2007 12:10 | oslo, Norway | | Report spam→
Hey Greg, I sent you an email yesterday.

by THEN Chih Wey | 11 Oct 2007 16:10 | Singapore, Singapore | | Report spam→
Hi Greg – sounds interesting – need much more info – i am based in Durban, South Africa – mail me: on rajeshj@iafrica.com and view my site : www.rajeshjantilal.com
mail me :

by rajesh jantilal | 14 Oct 2007 15:10 | durban, South Africa | | Report spam→
Hello , I just sent u an email
See u
Maurizio Cimino

by Maurizio Cimino | 15 Oct 2007 10:10 | Napoli, Italy | | Report spam→
Hi Greg I sent you an email a few days ago…Hope to have some news about that great project.

by David Helman | 16 Oct 2007 10:10 | Bordeaux, France | | Report spam→
hello greg
great project that your are doing hopping success and continuity. my file have being sent to you with hope that it will add courage on

by char abumansoor | 19 Oct 2007 10:10 | beirut, Lebanon | | Report spam→
Hey Greg! You haven’t answered any of my questions:

“If the network flourishes, is expectable that clients start demanding stories… How will this stories going to be assigned? To whom? By whom? For how much? Is the structure going to have a fee?”

But thanks any way for the polite ansewr…

What I find really surprising is the amount of people who look really interested in something they know nothing about it.

As I said I have nothing against the network, on the contrary, I think it´s a great idea, but I’m just unsure how it could work, and I’m afraid you did nothing to convince me…

But I guess I’m the picky one here…

Cheers

alex.

by Alexandre Vaz | 20 Oct 2007 21:10 | Lisbon, Portugal | | Report spam→
Hi Alexandre,
I’m sure Greg would answer your questions himself if he wasn’t so busy trying to work and get the IPN organised as well. You are asking a lot of questions of a co-operative that is only just started up and the simple truth is probably that we don’t know the answers to all those questions just yet. Of course people are interested in joining, even if Greg or other members cannot answer all their questions until things are properly set up.
With respect, nobody is being forced to join or asked to part with any money. So, if you don’t want to be seen as the picky one here why not join us and see for yourself how things develop,(excuse the photographic pun). You can always leave if you don’t like what you find.
Kindest regards,
JR.

by JR, (John Watts-Robertson). | 21 Oct 2007 10:10 | Rothwell, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Thanks for your answer John. I can understand your arguments, but I just think it’s risky to put such a big machine working without knowing were it’s heading to…

Obviously I’m just asking this things because I’m interested in the concept and I keep considering applying to. I just try to consider this things seroisuly…

Also, I can see the beauty in the idea that anyone interested can join (I hate elitist attitudes), but I’m also afraid of the risks involved…

The famous quote by Groucho Marx keeps hitting me:
“I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member”.

Best

alex

by Alexandre Vaz | 21 Oct 2007 11:10 | Lisbon, Portugal | | Report spam→
Well Alexandre,
You certainly will not find any elitism at IPN. In fact you don’t even need to own and use a Leica to join!
Who knows where anything is headed anyway these days with our profession seeming to be going to hell in a handcart! I appreciate that you try to consider things seriously and are afraid of risks but sometimes in life you just have to take a chance and go with your gut instincts.
Best wishes,
JR.

by JR, (John Watts-Robertson). | 21 Oct 2007 11:10 | Rothwell, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Hi Alexandre

The network started with a simple idea, i then invited about 40 photojournalists from around the world to join an online discussion about that idea and what it could develop into, once we had the basics more or les sorted out I then placed this post hear on lightstalkers and sins then i have received hundreds and hundreds of applications a mall number of them have been selected and invited to join the network.

At the moment, we are completely flooded with applications ( so my apologies to those of you who haven’t received an reply yet ) and as every member of the network is a full time professional photographer and we don’t have any paid staff, the start up of things is a bit slower than it might have been, if this was a purely commercial venture.

Unfortunately the quote by Groucho Marx “I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member” dos not ring true hear, as the competition to get in to the network is pretty tough, but if you send us a bit more information about yourself and your work as well as some pictures we will consider your application.

with regard to your questions about internal structure of the network I think this better discussed within the privet IPN forum, until everything is worked out compleatly, but essentially this is a cooperative venture were everything is worked out threw dialog between the photographers themselves, we are all on an equal footing and are in constant discussion about the way in witch the network should develop.

I am sorry if this seems vague but the very questions you are asking are all under hot discussion, in a way at the moment the application process is to be involved in that discussion, when we receive an application we will check that your work is at a high enough standard, that you resenably well established in the industry and that we are not overrepresented in you part of the world, then if we think you are suitable for the network, you get an invitation to join the discussion group, once we have everything sorted out and we are ready to launch the network then the members can decide if it is something they want to be a part of or not.

Thanks Greg

by Greg Rødland Buick | 21 Oct 2007 14:10 | oslo, Norway | | Report spam→
Hi Greg,
If you ever need a photo editor to assist, please drop me a line. This sounds like a very cool project and something I’d been looking for. I work in NYC and have edited at newspapers, newsmagazines and wire services. I was a photojournalists for several years and went to j-shool. Thanks.

by Jane Hwang | 25 Oct 2007 16:10 | | Report spam→
From Barcelona Spain My too.
Greats

by Jordi Navarro Fisas | 25 Oct 2007 18:10 | Barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→

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Greg Rødland Buick, photographer Greg Rødland Buick
photographer
(Freelance photographer)
Oslo , Norway
Gary Austin, Photojournalist Gary Austin
Photojournalist
(British Photojournalist)
Derby , United Kingdom ( EMA )
Marc Andre Pauze, Documentary Photographer Marc Andre Pauze
Documentary Photographer
(Storyteller of Humanity)
Kangiqsujuaq , Canada
Michael Sawyer, Photographer Michael Sawyer
Photographer
London , United Kingdom
Morgan Hagar, Documentary Photographer Morgan Hagar
Documentary Photographer
Los Angeles, Ca , United States
Paul  Treacy, Photographer Paul Treacy
Photographer
(Photohumourist)
London , United Kingdom ( LGW )
david bowen, photographer / shoe-maker david bowen
photographer / shoe-maker
(bophoto for a better life)
Florø , Norway
Manuel Ribeiro, Photojournalist Manuel Ribeiro
Photojournalist
(Photographer)
Wollongong , Australia ( SYD )
Felix Masi, Photographer/Filmmaker Felix Masi
Photographer/Filmmaker
Kinshasa , Congo (DRC)
jose rosado, photog jose rosado
photog
(Playing hockey, thinking about)
Toronto , Canada ( YYZ )
Jose Cabezas, Photographer Jose Cabezas
Photographer
San Salvador , El Salvador ( SAL )
Emmanuel Catabas, Photographer Emmanuel Catabas
Photographer
Isabela , Philippines
tawanda mudimu, photojournalist tawanda mudimu
photojournalist
(machikanda)
Harare , Zimbabwe
Erik Forster, Photographer Erik Forster
Photographer
(Johannesburg based photographe)
Johannesburg , South Africa
Soumik Kar, Storyteller Soumik Kar
Storyteller
Mumbai , India ( MUM )
Larry Clouse, Photographer Larry Clouse
Photographer
Denver, Colorado , United States
Prashanth Vishwanathan, Freelance Photojournalist Prashanth Vishwanathan
Freelance Photojournalist
(Simple Living solves most of t)
New Delhi , India
Mark Spowart, Photojournalist Mark Spowart
Photojournalist
Ontario , Canada
Rick Waldroup, Photojournalist Rick Waldroup
Photojournalist
Texas , United States ( DFW )
Gregory Sharko, photographer Gregory Sharko
photographer
Brooklyn, New York , United States ( JFK )
Guido Van Damme, Photographer Guido Van Damme
Photographer
Brussels , Belgium
Tomas Stargardter, Photojournalist Tomas Stargardter
Photojournalist
(Photo Editor at LA PRENSA)
Managua , Nicaragua ( MGA )
Sameer Mangtani, Sameer Mangtani
Mumbai , India
joaquin gomez sastre, Photojournalist-freelance joaquin gomez sastre
Photojournalist-freelance
Santander , Spain
Emiliano Gullo, Emiliano Gullo
Italy, Spain , Argentina ( EZE )
Grzegorz Czaplicki, photographer Grzegorz Czaplicki
photographer
Warsaw , Poland
Dave Walsh, Writer, photographer Dave Walsh
Writer, photographer
(Energy and Environment)
Wexford , Ireland
Danilo Balducci, photojournalist Danilo Balducci
photojournalist
L'aquila , Italy
Kahtan Alamery, Kahtan Alamery
(Photographer)
Topanga, California , United States
Alexandre Vaz, Photographer Alexandre Vaz
Photographer
Lisbon , Portugal ( LSB )
THEN Chih Wey, Photojournalist THEN Chih Wey
Photojournalist
Singapore , Singapore
rajesh jantilal, Photographer rajesh jantilal
Photographer
Durban , South Africa
Maurizio Cimino, photographer Maurizio Cimino
photographer
Naples , Italy
David Helman, Photographer David Helman
Photographer
Bordeaux , France
char abumansoor, photographer char abumansoor
photographer
(BBr)
Beirut , Lebanon
JR, (John Watts-Robertson)., Photographer JR, (John Watts-Robertson).
Photographer
Rothwell , United Kingdom
Jane Hwang, Photo Editor Jane Hwang
Photo Editor
[undisclosed location].
Jordi Navarro Fisas, Producer TV & Journalist Jordi Navarro Fisas
Producer TV & Journalist
Madrid , Spain


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