SHORTS AND BRIEFS: November 2

Kristina leaves AIPP… Terry Richardson black-listed… NY Times sued by photographer 

Kristina leaves AIPP
Kristina Keaney, the AIPP’s highly-effective in-house PR and marketing manager, will be leaving her role at the Institute from beginning of November.

The AIPP sought a part-time PR rep 18 months ago, primarily to develop a publicity strategy for the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA), a role previously held by Canon.

While Kristina’s was a relatively short tenure, AIPP executive officer Peter Myers said she made ‘a huge impact both within the AIPP community and the broader industry’.

‘Sadly, we have to announce that Kristina Keaney will, on November 3, be leaving her role as AIPP PR & marketing manager. Kristina has accepted an offer to work in a similar role at Yooralla, a charitable organisation who provide disability services,’ Myers wrote to AIPP members. ‘Kristina says she is sad to be leaving the AIPP, but wants to apply her skills within Yooralla, an organisation and ethos she feels great affinity towards.

‘In the 18 months she has been with us, Kristina has made a huge impact both within the AIPP community and the broader industry. We thank Kristina for her contribution and I hope you will join us in wishing her well in her new role. We will purposely take some time now to decide how and when to replace Kristina.’

Terry Richardson black-listed
Fashion magazines published by Condé Nast have blacklisted work by famous photographer Terry Richardson, who has been accused of inappropriate sexual behaviour during photo shoots numerous times since 2001.

The magazines include Vogue, Vanity Fair, and GC, and fashion houses Valentino and Bulgari also jumped on board the bandwagon.

Richardson denies the claims – stating all sex acts were consensual.

Following recent sexual assault allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, UK newspaper The Times published an article calling Richardson ‘the Weinstein of fashion’, and asked why he was still lauded by many in the industry.

Condé Nast, likely aware it could be viewed as complicit with Richardson’s behaviour, issued an e-mail to staff from executive vice president James Woolhouse.

‘Condé Nast would like to no longer work with the photographer Terry Richardson,’ the e-mail said. ‘Any shoots that have been commission[ed] or any shoots that have been completed but not yet published, should be killed and substituted with other material.’

If the issue continues to grow, as it has done for Weinstein, this is just the tip of the iceberg for Richardson.

NY Times photographer ‘underpaid’
A lawsuit filed by US photographer Robert Stolarik alleges the New York Times didn’t pay approximately 3300 hours of overtime during 10 years.

The freelance photographer was classified as an ‘independent contractor’, according to Bloomberg, despite long-standing employment with the newspaper.

This also caused him to pay additional taxes and made him ineligible for paper’s health insurance and retirement plan.

During his 14 years with the paper, Stolarik saw many younger ‘less qualified’ photographers employed as full-time staff photographers. Stolarik alleges that he was knocked back from the position due to his age, accusing the paper of age discrimination.


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