When UNP commissioned freelance photographer Mark Bickerdike to cover Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s visit to RAFA Kidz Leeming, it was more than a routine assignment. This event at the RAF station near Northallerton was a unique convergence of high-profile political presence, military family life, and the nuanced world of press photography.

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Sedgefield, United Kingdom. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak North Yorkshire Visit. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visiting the RAFA Kidz Nursery at RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire.
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The photographic agency UNP and freelance photographer Mark Bickerdike expressed great satisfaction upon discovering that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak used their photographs on his official website. This recognition not only highlighted the quality of their work but also the importance of press and PR photography in conveying significant public events. During his visit to RAFA Kidz Leeming, Prime Minister Sunak engaged with children of military personnel and key nursery workers, immersing himself in the activities and facilities that make the nursery a cornerstone of support for RAF families. His participation in play activities and his visit to the Kidz Club facilities, as captured in Bickerdike’s photographs, were prominently featured, illustrating the day’s events and the nursery’s vital role in the community

RAFA Kidz Leeming, a childcare facility dedicated to serving the families of military personnel, was celebrating its one-year anniversary. The facility, known for its comprehensive childcare services, including wraparound care and support for children with special educational needs, was the backdrop for this significant visit.

For a news photographer like Bickerdike, the event presented both challenges and opportunities. The presence of the Prime Minister at a sensitive military location meant heightened security. Capturing the essence of the visit, while navigating these constraints, required not just technical skill but also a keen sense of timing and perspective.

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Mark Bickerdike’s lens focused on various facets of the day. From the Prime Minister’s interactions with the children and nursery staff to his engagement with RAF Association representatives, each photograph told a story. The essence of media coverage photography is not just about capturing a moment but about telling the story behind it.

Nick Bunting, Secretary General for the Royal Air Forces Association, highlighted the importance of RAFA Kidz in his speech. Bickerdike’s photographs captured these earnest moments, emphasizing the nursery’s role in addressing the childcare needs of RAF families.

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The Prime Minister’s visit was more than a ceremonial appearance; it was a nod to the Government’s commitment to supporting service families. Mark’s photography underscored this narrative, showcasing moments of genuine interaction and the Prime Minister’s acknowledgment of the RAF community’s contributions and challenges.

As a freelance photographer, Bickerdike’s role was crucial in conveying the essence of this event to a broader audience. His images needed to transcend the typical press coverage and resonate with both the immediate community at RAF Leeming and the wider public.

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In the world of press and news photography, events like these are not just assignments; they are a testament to the photographer’s ability to weave a narrative through images. Mark Bickerdike’s work at RAFA Kidz Leeming exemplified this, blending the elements of news, emotion, and storytelling into a compelling visual narrative.

The photographs not only documented this important visit but also highlighted the facility’s crucial role in providing comprehensive childcare and support to military families, as noted by Cobseo, the Confederation of Service Charities.

This coverage by Mark Bickerdike for UNP highlights the crucial role of freelance and press photographers in documenting significant moments and bringing them to the forefront of public awareness.

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For more on this story and to view the photographic coverage, visit www.unp.co.uk.

United National Photographers (UNP) stands as a beacon of excellence in freelance photography, offering an unmatched blend of press, PR, and editorial photography services. With a network that stretches across the United Kingdom, including Great Britain, Northern Ireland, as well as RoI,  UNP’s team of 65 experienced photographers ensures that no moment goes uncaptured, no matter where it unfolds.

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In summary, this photo is a rich tapestry of skills, equipment, and objectives, harmoniously coalescing to document and shape the narrative of the event. It is a testament to the multifaceted world of photography, where the press photographer, news photographer, PR photographer, and their respective disciplines of media coverage photography, event photography, and public relations photography converge to create a compelling visual story.

Our Extensive Coverage

UNP is proud to offer services in numerous locations across the UK. Our coverage includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

Region Towns/Cities
Scotland Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fort William, Glasgow, Inverness
Northern Ireland Belfast, Derry
England – North Bradford, Carlisle, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, York
England – Midlands Birmingham, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Nottingham, Oxford, Worcester
England – South Bodmin, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Exeter, London, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Southampton
Wales Cardiff, Swansea, Wrexham
Others Isle of Wight, Jersey

Our Services

At UNP, we specialize in a variety of photography services, ensuring that we meet the diverse needs of our clients. Our expertise includes:

  • Press and News Photography: Capturing the essence of every story.
  • PR and Corporate Event Photography: Enhancing your brand’s image.
  • Editorial and Magazine Photography: Bringing narratives to life through visuals.
  • Photojournalism: Documenting events with a keen eye for detail.
  • Event and Reportage Photography: Capturing the spirit of every event.
  • Creative Content and Storytelling Photography: Crafting visual narratives for your brand.

Contact Us

Our team is ready to go the extra mile for your photographic needs. Whether your project is within the areas listed or just outside, we strive to accommodate your requirements. Contact us now for more information and to discuss how we can bring your vision to life through our lens.

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Discover Your Perfect Photography Course in the UK

‘Embrace the journey, seize the opportunities, and let your passion for photography light the way to a fulfilling and rewarding career’.

Introduction: Embarking on a journey in photography? The UK is filled to the brim with universities and colleges offering an extensive range of courses to suit every aspiring photographer’s needs. From BA (Hons) degrees to master’s programs and professional diplomas, your options are limitless. Let’s navigate through this rich landscape to find your ideal photography course (below).

Explore Your Options

The image captures a rather unique moment that blends whimsy with the mundane: a miniature steam engine train on tracks is being observed by a group of people. In the foreground, there are several individuals dressed in high-visibility orange workwear, suggesting they could be railway workers or perhaps part of a demonstration. One of them is holding a two-way radio, while another has a tool that resembles a pickaxe.

The image captures a rather unique moment that blends whimsy with the mundane: a miniature steam engine train on tracks is being observed by a group of people. In the foreground, there are several individuals dressed in high-visibility orange workwear, suggesting they could be railway workers or perhaps part of a demonstration. One of them is holding a two-way radio, while another has a tool that resembles a pickaxe. Behind this group, there is a more casually dressed crowd, consisting of people of various ages, who seem to be spectators. The miniature train itself is emitting steam, which contributes to the authenticity of this scaled-down locomotive experience.
The overall feel of the image is lively and engaging, capturing an event that is likely of interest to model railway enthusiasts and the public alike. It reflects elements of press and reportage photography, capturing the event as it unfolds in a candid manner. The photograph would be at home in an editorial context, perhaps accompanying an article or feature about the Inverness Model Railway Show. The image also serves as an editorial portrait of the event, encapsulating the atmosphere and the attendees’ engagement with the miniature train display. It is a snapshot taken by Ewen Weatherspoon, a freelance photographer, demonstrating his ability to capture the essence of public events and community gatherings.

Inverness Model Railway Show
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Undergraduate Degrees:

  • BA (Hons) Photography: Offered at renowned institutions such as Aberystwyth University, Anglia Ruskin University, and the Arts University Bournemouth, these courses encompass a variety of styles and techniques in photography.
  • Specialized BA (Hons) Degrees: Delve into niche areas with courses like Fashion Photography at Bath Spa University, Commercial Photography at Bournemouth University, or Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the University of Gloucestershire.

Postgraduate Degrees and Diplomas:

  • MA and MDes in Photography: Advance your studies and skills at institutions like the Glasgow School of Art or Kingston University.
  • PgDip in History of Photography: Birkbeck, University of London offers this unique program for those interested in the historical aspects of the field.

Find Your Perfect Fit

Location Matters: From the vibrant city life of London and the historic ambiance of Edinburgh to the picturesque landscapes of Falmouth, choose a location that ignites your creativity.

Course Structure: Reflect on whether a course with a placement year, an integrated foundation year, or a traditional three-year degree best suits your needs.

The journey in photography is filled with excitement, learning, and numerous possibilities. The UK, with its rich heritage in journalism and photography, provides young aspirants with a unique platform to explore, learn, and thrive. By understanding the different genres, engaging in educational pursuits, seeking work placements, and targeting prestigious platforms for experience, young photographers can chart a course for success. Embrace the journey, seize the opportunities, and let your passion for photography light the way to a fulfilling and rewarding career.

A

  • Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth
    • Photography/Art History BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
    • Photography/English Literature BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
    • Photography/Film and Television Studies BA (Hons)
    • Photography/Creative Writing BA (Hons)
  • Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
    • Photography [with placement year] BA (Hons)
    • Photography BA (Hons)
  • Arts University Bournemouth, Poole
    • Photography BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
    • Commercial Photography BA (Hons)

B

  • Bath Spa University, Bath
    • Photography with foundation year BA (Hons)
    • Photography (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Fashion Photography (Professional Placement Year) BA (Hons)
    • Documentary Photography and Print BA (Hons)
    • Photography (Professional Placement Year) BA (Hons)
    • Photography (including a Foundation Year) BA (Hons)
    • Fashion Photography BA (Hons)
  • Birkbeck, University of London, London
    • History of Photography PgDip
  • Birmingham City University, Birmingham
    • Photography with Professional Placement Year BA (Hons)
    • Photography with Foundation Year BA (Hons)
    • Photography BA (Hons)
  • Bournemouth University, Poole
    • Commercial Photography (Wiltshire College and University Centre, Salisbury Campus) BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
    • Film and Photography with Foundation BA (Hons)
    • Photography BA (Hons)
  • Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe
    • Photography with Foundation Year BA (Hons)
    • Photography (Top-Up) BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
    • Photography BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time

C

  • Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography with Foundation Year BA (Hons)
  • Canterbury College, Canterbury
    • Art and Design (Photography) HND
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff
    • Photography (Top up) BA – On campus Full-time
  • Coleg Llandrillo (Llandrillo College), Colwyn Bay
    • Visual Communication: Photography BA (Hons)
  • Cornwall College, Redruth
    • Film and Photography FdA

D

  • De Montfort University, Leicester
    • Photography and Video BA (Hons)

E

  • East Sussex College, Eastbourne
    • Photography BA (Hons)
  • Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh
    • Photography BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
  • University of East London, London
    • Commercial Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)
    • Photography BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time

F

  • Falmouth University, Falmouth
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography with Foundation Year BA (Hons)
    • Photography – Two-year Accelerated Degree BA (Hons)
    • Marine and Natural History Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)
    • Commercial Photography with Integrated Foundation Year BA (Hons)
    • Commercial Photography BA (Hons)
    • Fashion Photography with Integrated Foundation Year BA (Hons)
    • Photography and Social Practice BA (Hons)
  • Farnborough College of Technology, Farnborough
    • Photography FdA

G

  • Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
    • Graphics Illustration Photography MDes
    • Photography MA
    • Fine Art Practice (Photography and the Moving Image) MLitt
    • Fine Art – Photography BA (Hons)
  • Gloucestershire College, Gloucester
    • Art and Design (Photography) HND
  • University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham
    • Photojournalism and Documentary Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography: Editorial and Advertising (with Foundation) BA (Hons)
    • Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (with Foundation) BA (Hons)
    • Photography (with Foundation) BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
    • Photography BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
    • Photography: Editorial and Advertising BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
  • Grimsby Institute, Grimsby
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography Top-Up BA (Hons)

H

  • Hereford College of Arts, Hereford
    • Photography Practice FdA
    • Photography BA (Hons)
  • Hertford Regional College, Broxbourne
    • Photography HND
  • Hull College, Hull
    • Fashion Photography BA (Hons)
  • Hugh Baird College, Liverpool
    • Digital Imaging and Photography with optional Integrated Foundation Entry FdA

K

  • Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames
    • Photography MA

L

  • Leeds Arts University, Leeds
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography with Optional Foundation Year BA (Hons)
  • Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool
    • Fashion and Documentary Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography BA (Hons)
  • London Metropolitan University, London
    • Photography BA (Hons)
  • Loughborough University, Loughborough
    • Art and Design Foundation Studies (Photography) BTEC Extended Diploma
  • University of Lincoln, Lincoln
    • Photography BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
    • Photography with Arts Foundation Year BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Fashion Photography BA (Hons)

M

  • Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography (With Foundation Year) BA (Hons)
  • Middlesex University, London
    • Photography BA (Hons) – On campus
  • Moray College UHI, Elgin
    • Photography (Online) BA (Hons)

N

  • New College Nottingham, Nottingham
    • Photography BA (Hons)
  • New College Stamford, Stamford
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography (Top-Up) BA (Hons)
  • North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, Nuneaton
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography HND
  • Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography (including Year 0) BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time

P

  • Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography with Foundation BA (Hons)
    • Commercial Photography BA (Hons)
  • University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth
    • Photography BA (Hons)

R

  • Ravensbourne University London, London
    • Photography for Fashion and Advertising BA (Hons)
    • Digital Photography BA (Hons)
  • Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
    • Commercial Photography BA (Hons)
  • Roehampton University, London
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)
  • University of Roehampton, Roehampton
    • Photography BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time

S

  • University of Salford, Salford
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography with Professional Experience BA (Hons)
  • Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
    • Photography BA (Hons)
  • University of South Wales, Pontypridd
    • Photography FdA
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photojournalism BA (Hons)
  • Southampton Solent University, Southampton
    • Photography (Top-Up) BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
    • Photography BA (Hons)
  • Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography HND
  • Suffolk New College, Ipswich
    • Photography HND
  • University of Sunderland, Sunderland
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography, Video and Digital Imaging BA (Hons)
    • Photography, Video and Digital Imaging with Integrated Foundation Year BA (Hons)

T

  • Teesside University, Middlesbrough
    • Photography BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
    • Photography with Foundation Year BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
    • Photography Top-Up BA (Hons)

U

  • University College Birmingham, Birmingham
    • Film Production with Photography BA (Hons)
  • Ulster University, Coleraine
    • Photography with Video BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
  • University of Bedfordshire, Luton
    • Photography BA (Hons)
  • University of Bolton, Bolton
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photojournalism and Documentary Photography BA (Hons)
  • University of Brighton, Brighton
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography with Foundation Year BA (Hons)
  • University of Chester, Chester
    • Fine Art and Photography BA (Hons)
    • Graphic Design and Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography (including a Foundation Year) BA (Hons)
  • University of Chichester, Chichester
    • Photography BA (Hons)
  • University of Cumbria, Carlisle
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography (with integrated foundation year) BA (Hons)
  • University of Derby, Derby
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography with Foundation Year BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
  • University of East Anglia, Norwich
    • Film and Television Production (with Photography) BA (Hons)
  • The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
    • Photography BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
    • Photography MA (Hons)

W

  • University of West London, Ealing
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography with Foundation Year BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
  • Weston College of Further and Higher Education, Weston-super-Mare
    • Photography and Visual Cultures BA – On campus Full-time
  • University of Westminster, London
    • Photography BA (Hons)
    • Photography with Foundation BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
  • University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton
    • Photography with Sandwich Placement BA (Hons)
    • Photography BA (Hons)
  • Wiltshire College, Salisbury
    • Photography Top-Up BA (Hons)

Y

  • York St John University, York
    • Photography BA (Hons) – On campus Full-time
    • Photography BA (Hons)

The Significance of Work Placement

Work placements play a vital role in bridging the gap between academic knowledge and real-world practice. Engaging in work experience in major cities like London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Leeds, and others, allows graduates to put their skills to the test. Opportunities abound in press photography, PR, editorial, and marketing photography, with renowned outlets such as Reuters, AFP, PA Media, UNP, AP News, DPA, and United Press International providing invaluable experience. For those inclined towards entertainment photography, the World Entertainment News Network offers a gateway to the glamorous world of celebrity and entertainment coverage.

Discovering Prestigious Platforms for Work Experience

Securing work experience at prestigious platforms can be transformative for young photographers. Here are some renowned news agencies and photo agencies that offer substantial experience:

  • Reuters: Delve into the fast-paced world of news photography and media coverage with a global leader.
  • AFP in London: Gain insights into international journalism and work alongside seasoned photojournalists.
  • PA Media: Experience a variety of photographic genres at the national news agency for the UK and Ireland.
  • UNP: Hone your skills in editorial, PR, and corporate photography with this dedicated editorial press and corporate photographic agency.
  • AP News’ UK Section: Learn and grow in the field of photojournalism with this renowned news organization.
  • DPA: Broaden your horizons in a multilingual and multicultural environment with the Deutsche Presse-Agentur.
  • United Press International: Make your mark in news photography with a storied organization committed to quality journalism.

For those interested in entertainment-focused photography, the World Entertainment News Network (WENN) offers opportunities to capture the glitz and glamour of the entertainment world, providing a thrilling avenue for photographic exploration.

Note: For detailed course information, entry requirements, and application deadlines, please visit the respective university or college’s official website.

Meanwhile:

Embark on your journey with confidence, knowing you have the resources and options to find the photography course that best suits your aspirations and career goals. Welcome to the world of photography education in the UK!

We say:

Embrace the journey, seize the opportunities, and let your passion for photography light the way to a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Capturing Moments, Leading the Scene: UNP’s Story of Excellence.

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“Fraser Band shines under the spotlight, capturing the dynamic spirit and shared anticipation of contestants in ‘Fifteen to One’ with his masterful lens.”

Adzooma, known for its role in spotlighting industry leaders, has recognized UNP as the foremost agency in a list celebrating photographic artistry.

At UNP, located in the UK, where the art of press photography is alive and clicking. Our press photographers are at the heart of this, capturing not just events as they happen but the emotions and undercurrents that accompany them.

The freelance photographers among us are the essence of photojournalism. With each assignment, they bring forth slices of reality, from the grit of the streets to the grandeur of state affairs. They carry their cameras with a sense of purpose, mindful that their images have the power to inform and inspire.

UNP’s foray into event photography is about more than just capturing faces and places. It’s about immortalizing the spirit of the moment, whether it’s a corporate event in New York or a cultural festival in London. The photo coverage provided by our team ensures that no detail is missed, no moment forgotten.

This image provides a candid, behind-the-scenes look at the duties of West Yorkshire Police Officers, capturing the essence of press and reportage photography.

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West Yorkshire Police Officers, Philippa Child & Chris Merrick policing a typical Saturday night in Wakefield City Centre.
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Victor De Jesus, the freelance photographer, has effectively captured a moment that tells a story about the challenges and routines involved in maintaining public order and safety. It’s an editorial portrait of the officers at work, and it could well accompany an article discussing law enforcement in urban nightlife settings. The scene conveys a sense of immediacy and authenticity, hallmarks of skilled editorial photography.

Our editorial photographers have a distinct voice that echoes through their work. In editorial photography, each image is thoughtfully crafted to complement the narrative, enriching the story it’s meant to tell. UNP’s commitment to this craft extends to the poignant subtleties of editorial portrait photography, where the subject’s story is often told through a single, compelling image.

his image is a vibrant example of editorial and reportage photography, taken by freelance photographer Teri Pengilley for UNP. It features a group of four individuals on Westminster Bridge, with the iconic Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in the background, which immediately situates the event in London. The quartet is holding a large placard that reads "100,000+ people call on UK Gov to fund research NOW," with an image of a blood bag filled with what appears to be plastic pieces, underscoring the message "PLASTIC IS IN OUR BLOOD." Photo bt freelance press photographer

Photo: ©Teri Pengilley / UNP www.unp.co.uk pictures@unp.co.uk Phone(+44) 0845 600 7737 / 01943884941 / 07771765646 United National Photographers Ltd. Common Seas hands in a petition to 10 Downing Street. The individuals, presumably activists or representatives from Common Seas, are directly facing the camera, displaying the seriousness of their cause with earnest expressions. They stand united, conveying the urgency of their appeal to the government for research funding, and the photograph captures the essence of a significant social issue.

In storytelling photography, our photographers are akin to visual authors, each frame a sentence, every sequence a story. The freelance photographer in this domain has the unique task of finding the narrative thread in the tapestry of visuals they capture.

With this recognition from Adzooma, UNP is reminded of the company we’re in, alongside esteemed peers like Soho Management, AMP, JSR Agency, Lucid Representation, Wonderhatch, and Panos Pictures. Each agency brings its own flavor to the table, and it’s an honor to be leading such a talented ensemble.

While being number one is indeed a point of celebration, it’s the shared pursuit of excellence that resonates more deeply with us at UNP. We understand that photography is not just about the accolades but about the stories we tell and the legacies we leave behind through our lenses.

UNP’s journey is an ongoing narrative of passion, dedication, and the unwavering quest to capture life in its myriad forms. It’s a commitment to keeping the authentic essence of the world in view, one photo at a time.

Thank you to Adzooma for this recognition, and here’s to the stories yet to be captured, the moments waiting to be framed, and the continued celebration of this visual language that speaks so eloquently across borders and barriers

In an epoch-making collaboration, Aldi has joined hands with British Team GB, exemplifying the spirit of unity, achievement, and excellence. The partnership has been brought to life vividly through the lens, capturing the essence of this association for press and public relations (PR) photography.

Press or PR photography image taken by a freelance photographer to support a news or marketing material.

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The role of UNP Photographers in this endeavour cannot be understated. As specialists in the world of photography for press and PR clients, we are adept at weaving stories through our captures. Our mission, “Our pictures tell Your story”, resonates with the ethos of Aldi’s collaboration with Team GB.

Photography, as an art form, not only portrays moments but also conveys emotions, narratives, and aspirations. This collaboration has given UNP the platform to create a tapestry of images that celebrate not just the sporting prowess of Team GB but also Aldi’s commitment to excellence, community, and value.

PR photographer captured image of Team GB athlete is showcased, holding her London 2012 Olympic silver medal up close to the camera. She stands amidst the fresh produce section of an Aldi supermarket. Her expression is one of pride and achievement, bringing to the fore the hard work and dedication that went into winning the medal. The bustling supermarket in the background once again emphasizes Aldi's connection and support for Team GB.

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For corporate PR, these images go beyond mere documentation. They foster brand association, loyalty, and resonate with the shared values of Aldi and Team GB. Such collaborations are a testament to the power of photography, presented through the lens of PR photographer, in shaping perceptions, building narratives, and creating lasting impressions.

The photo taken by PR photographer showcases a female athlete from Team GB. She is holding a fencing mask which prominently features the Union Jack design along with the abbreviation "GBR". The athlete herself is wearing a white sports jacket with "GBR" written on the collar and a small British flag emblem on the upper arm. Her hair is neatly tied back, and she is turned slightly to the side, revealing her profile. The background is relatively plain, with some vertical wooden panels visible. There is no visible mention of the Aldi brand in the photo provided.

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While Aldi’s partnership with Team GB is monumental, the contribution of UNP’s press and PR photography amplifies its reach and impact. The blend of corporate PR with press photography means the message and importantly, photographer’s photos, taken nationwide are clear, consistent, and captivating. It’s a synergy where both markets – press and PR – come together seamlessly, enhancing the storytelling potential.

PR photographer took this image which captures a cheerful moment in a primary school setting. A male athlete from Team GB is prominently featured in the foreground. He wears a white t-shirt, has curly dark hair, and sports a purple lanyard around his neck. He leans forward on a table, signing an autograph on a photograph of himself in sports gear. The photograph he is signing carries the Aldi brand logo and other sponsorship details.Adjacent to him, there's a young boy with red hair and a white shirt, holding a similar signed photograph and looking pleased. The boy's expression is one of excitement and contentment. In the background, you can see a group of school children in uniforms. They appear to be waiting in line or observing the ongoing autograph session. The setting appears to be a school hall with a brick wall, sound system speakers, and a colorful structure, possibly a play or gym equipment. The environment is vibrant, with several students engaging in various activities.

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In conclusion, the Aldi and Team GB association is not just a testament to two giants coming together but is also an emblem of how impactful photography can be in portraying collaborations. With an emphasis on press and PR photography, the world gets a front-row seat to this amazing partnership, all thanks to the expertise of UNP Photographers, serving as the bridge between the brands and their audience.

PR photographer's image for Aldi supermarket. A radiant athlete from Team GB proudly holds up two Aldi shopping bags, one in each hand. She sports an infectious smile and wears her Rio 2016 Olympic medal, suggesting her commendable performance at the games. The Aldi shopping bags are adorned with illustrations of various sports activities, emphasizing Aldi's support and association with the sporting event. In the background, shoppers go about their business, making it evident that the photo is taken inside an Aldi store.

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We are at the forefront of press and public relations photography. With the emphasis on delivering compelling images for a variety of clients, we have carved a niche in the world of visual storytelling in UK and beyond. Our work resonates with authenticity, passion, and dedication, making us the go-to for many brands and organizations. Adding to the fervor of Aldi’s dynamic collaboration with Team GB, the distinguished advertising agency McCann Manchester has been commissioning UNP for many years, to helm individual and bulk photoshoots for the supermarket giant. McCann, known for their creative genius and a legacy of crafting compelling narratives, bring their unparalleled expertise to this project, ensuring each photograph our freelance photographers take, resonates with Aldi’s brand ethos and of course with the spirit of Team GB. To explore more about McCann Manchester’s trailblazing endeavors, visit https://www.mccannmanchester.com.

PR photographer captured the image for Aldi

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PR Photographer captured the image for press and PR use: The image is taken outside a Co-Op building, where multiple small white robots are displayed. Each robot is labeled with the text “I deliver shopping,” and there’s mention of downloading the “Starship Deliveries App” from the website “robotdelivery.co.uk.” The imagery clearly communicates the convenience of a touch-free shopping experience, echoing the article’s theme about Estonian robots enhancing Co-Op supermarket’s operations.

Freelance Press and PR photographer’s work on Financial Times. Photo ©Vicky Couchman / UNP www.unp.co.uk pictures@unp.co.uk
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The value of UNP in the media world is evident. Our freelance photographers, skilled in press and PR, consistently deliver high-quality visuals that complement and elevate the narratives of the articles they accompany. With Vicki Couchman’s press photo as a prime example, it’s clear that organizations like UNP are indispensable for publications seeking top-notch press and PR photography. The organization stands as a premier choice for those in need of standout freelance photographer in the UK.

The photograph is credited to Vicki Couchman, a talented freelance photographer for editorial press, advertising, marketing  and PR, based in London, UK, and she is associated with UNP (United National Photographers) since 1997. UNP’s contact details, which van be found on Financial Times article, include the phone number 0845 600 7737, and our website is  www.unp.co.uk. UNP is renowned for bringing together the best freelance photographers in the UK, especially those specializing in press and PR photography.

The role of organisations like United National Photographers (UNP) cannot be understated in today’s media landscape. They bring together some of the best freelance photographers in the UK, ensuring that publications, both online and offline, are enriched with high-quality, compelling visuals. Vicki Couchman’s photo, not only tell a story on their own but also enhance the narrative of the articles they accompany. As the media industry continues to evolve, the demand for skilled freelance photographers who can capture the essence of a story remains paramount. UNP, with its roster of talented photographers, stands out as a leading choice for PR and press photography needs in the UK.

The image is taken outside a Co-Op building, where multiple small white robots are displayed. Each robot is labeled with the text “I deliver shopping,” and there’s mention of downloading the “Starship Deliveries App” from the website “robotdelivery.co.uk.” The imagery clearly communicates the convenience of a touch-free shopping experience, echoing the article’s theme about Estonian robots enhancing Co-Op supermarket’s operations.

Photo: ©Vicky Couchman / UNP 0845 600 7737 pictures@unp.co.uk

Different hats? Press or PR Photographers?

Press photo showing two ladies in wearing a black hat. Press or PR photography image taken by a freelance photographer to support a news or marketing material

PR Photo: © Andy Buchanan / UNP www.unp.co.uk Funeral directors at Co-op Funeralcare, Greenock

Indeed, our press and public relations photographers may seem to wear different hats, but at their core, they are the same dedicated professionals. While there may be subtle differences in the specific needs of these two markets, a skilled photographer possesses the versatility and expertise required to capture images suitable for both.

Whether it’s covering a breaking news story, a corporate event, or a community initiative, our photographers are equipped to adapt to the unique demands of each situation. They understand the importance of storytelling and creating visuals that resonate with their target audience, whether it’s a news outlet or a public relations campaign.

In essence, the line between press and public relations photography can blur, and what truly matters is the ability to deliver compelling, high-quality images that effectively communicate the desired message. A professional photographer should be well-rounded and flexible, capable of meeting the diverse needs of both markets with finesse.  We are the professionals.

 

What will you do with that extra day in Feb?

Our new Spring Season opens on Fri 21 Feb and as always, shines a light on the photographers and work we believe say something vital about the contemporary world and the photographic image.

From the activated, tender and hyper-conscious projects from this year’s Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020 shortlist; through the sublime conceptual photographs of Czech artist Jan Svoboda; to a new commission on our Media Wall from artist Anna Ridler; as well as  the measured poetic forms of Japanese artist Miho Kajioka, we’ve got February covered.

Beyond the photographs, our #DBPFP20 talks series brings you up close and personal to the shortlisted artists and our courses and workshop provide useful contexts and skills for your own ideas.

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