Flickr has created a pool with images showing the "London Bomb Blasts". Besides some people who only were taking pictures from the recent TV programs, other images are really fresh. To my surprise, I noticed the following announcement of Word Picture Network:
London Attack – Photo’s Needed.
“World Picture Network would like to see any images from the London Terror Attack taken by any member of the public to represent them in the Media. Photo’s could have been taken on a mobile phone, PDA or digital camera. WpN represent the work of some of the world’s greatest photographers and would like to solicit your help to cover this sad event in English history. This will not effect your ability to post blogs but by saying you are the copyright holder (Copyright of_____) when posting images it stops media publications from using them without you consent and breaking the copyright law.
Please email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org where we can view the image and get back to you about their use. [...]
Our very best.
All the staff at WpN.
More on WpN here at PDN: "Photo Agencies And The New Philanthropy".
Credit: Tim Bee
[Update July 11]. See also "Bystander Photojournalism Steals The Spotlight in London Coverage"/PDN:
“We’ve never been in a position to move [bystander] pictures so fast,” says WPN CEO Seamus Conlan. “Now you have a culture of people who have their own web sites, and who are blogging all the time.”
WPN posted a solicitation for images on www.flickr.com, asking to see any images of the attacks and offering to distribute the pictures to the media, says Conlan. “We got a couple of dozen pictures,” he says, including some images from an unnamed witness who photographed the Tavistock Square bus bombing from an office overlooking the scene. One of the images ran as an exclusive on the front page of the New York Post at a price Conlan isn’t disclosing (the photographer gets 50 percent of the sale, he notes).