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Standing room only at launch of NUJ London photographers' branch

28 January 2010

There was standing room only at the launch of the NUJ's newest organisation, the London photographers' branch, on Tuesday. The inaugural meeting elected award-winning photographer Jess Hurd as chair of the branch.

Photographers working in London decided it was time to form a new NUJ branch for freelance, staff and agency photographers to unite and defend their rights and terms and conditions.

NUJ President Pete Murray said:

"This new branch is a really exciting development, bringing together those who have for many years campaigned hard for the rights of photographers. The launch of the branch will boost the effectiveness of that work and give it the profile it deserves in the industry and in the union".

Membership of the branch is open to any NUJ photographer or video journalist who lives in London or who carries out the majority of their work for clients based in London.

Members wishing to transfer into the new branch should contact the NUJ membership department membership@nuj.org.uk.

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