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Graham Morley

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  1. CYCLE magazine April/May 2019 p12 Amsterdam Museumplein cyclists during evening rush hour at the entrance of the famous bicycle tunnel underneath the Rijksmuseum Wiskerke
  2. CYCLE February/March 2019 (magazine of Cycling UK) p8 Compost bin (cropped) D1TFYK Lisa Werner p56 Helsinki, Finland - December 6, 2016: View Of Evening City And Uspenski Cathedral From Pier. (cropped) KY38BF Ryhor Bruyeu p58 View of the Waterfront of Old Town Lubeck with the Trave Canal, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (cropped) FBB71P George Oze
  3. Radio Times 5-11 January 2019 p43 Mathematical derivation of E=mc^2 on a blackboard F0RMGG Stephen Barnes/Science p126 Brave Antigone MKN1N5 Pictures Now
  4. Radio Times 1-7 December 2018 p142-143 Kompong Luong floating village, Tonle Sap lake, Cambodia, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia Eitan Simanor/Robert Harding
  5. I would like to mention a few experiences of my wife’s great grandfather, who was a professional photographer in the late Victorian/ Edwardian era that all these years later still has relevance to Alamy’s predicament. There is nothing new under the sun. He trained as a photographer using the complex process of wet plates, and he had a portrait studio in Taunton, UK, when the dry plate was introduced in the early 1880s. The dry plate was a huge advance (a bit like digital challenging film in recent years), and suddenly several people set up as photographers in the same street as Great Grandad, and it was a race to the bottom in terms of prices. This resulted in him going out of business as a portrait photographer in 1891. Fortunately, he found a niche when he became a photographer for the Royal Navy, and when the portrait market stabilised in the early 1900s, he set up a portrait studio, this time competing on quality, not price. I personally have seen picture libraries enter the doldrums in the mid-1970s after a number of libraries were set up, leading established libraries to cut prices. This led to one l library I submitted to cutting its commission to new contributors to 50%, whilst it remained at 60% for previous contributors. Incidentally,I noticed that niche libraries seemed to weather the threat from the new libraries better than the general libraries. Photographic markets have been changing since my wife’s Great Grandfather’s time and photographers have been adapting to changes ever since (as I myself have since I started out as an industrial and architectural photographer in 1970). If Alamy is to have any hope of surviving the race to the bottom that it is engaged in, it too, must adapt in a positive and constructive way. 1. Alamy must improve quality by editing the existing collection, with major culling of dross and similars. I know that Alamy has a lot of pictures, but it has to find a way. 2. Alamy’s idea of accepting any subject (providing it meets fixed technical criteria) has given it an edge in some markets, but certain editing for content should take place there, too. 3. It must look for niches, but not engage in hair-brained schemes that sell rights for a pittance. 4. It must not take on any large collection that include lots of dross. 5. It must get off the treadmill and abandon the race to the bottom on prices. And finally Alamy must find a way to continue giving photographers 50% of licence fees, and tighten up on licence abuse and infringements. Otherwise, loss of trust will be terminal, and it will loose the quality contributions that would give Alamy any hope for the future.
  6. BBC News 22 November 2018 Could these three changes save cyclists' lives? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46303370 car parked in mandatory cycle lane, in ham, surrey, england BYNM04 Mick Sinclair
  7. Radio Times 27 October - 2 November 2018 p149 Wagon Wheels biscuit - individual packet of original flavoured Wagon Wheels biscuits set on white background BGY0BR Carolyn Jenkins p150/151 Berlin, Germany skyline over the Spree River. DNFXGC Sean Pavone p150/151 Disposable gun disguised as a lipstick developed by Soviet Secret Service KGB on display at the German Spy Museum in Berlin Germany J9WJCN Iain Masterton p150/151 East Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany E70PJ5 imageBROKER
  8. BBC News 4 November 2018 Home tweet home: A heartwarming story that turned out to be true https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-46073249 Spring afternoon at St Mary's church in Ringmer, East Sussex, England. ET0TY2 Slawek Staszczuk
  9. An archive pic of Eddy Merckx taken at the World Championships in 1970, rights sold for 'multi educational editorial use'.
  10. Radio Times 29 Sep-5Oct 2018 p150-151 Frari Triptych, by Giovanni Bellini, 1488, Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice, Italy, Europe (Picture cropped) Peter Barritt
  11. I had an identical usage today, although the colliery was demolished in the early 1980s (pic taken in 1972): Country: Worldwide Usage: Presentation or newsletters, Use in a presentation/talk (eg,Powerpoint and Keynote) or in a newsletter. Start: 02 October 2018 End: 02 October 2023
  12. Cycle (magazine of Cycling UK) October/November 2018 p35 Google Self Driving Car SiliconValleyStock p60 Mosquito - Sucking blood Nature Photographers Ltd p61 Ice warning sign on snowy path Peter Lane
  13. Daily Express website How happy is your town? Map reveals the most cheerful and saddest areas to live in Britain https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1023460/map-reveals-most-cheerful-and-saddest-areas-to-live-in-Britain Victoria Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom Greg Balfour Evans Pedestrianised Union Street, Aldershot, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom Greg Balfour Evans
  14. Sunday Express 17 June 2018. GCHQ seeks gay codebreakers. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/975391/gchq-jobs-careers-gay-advert-magazine-recruitment ALAN MATHISON TURING /n(1912-1954). English mathematician and logician. Photographed in 1951. Granger Historical Picture Archive
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