The archival home of some of The British Press Photographers' Association's web based projects

Never Mind The Ballots - The general election of May 2005 was one of the most stage managed, spin driven and least visually interesting elections in modern times. Press photographers faced a month of ten minute photocalls and long frustrating waits whilst trying to find interesting and journalistically significant images. The British Press Photographers' Association decided to put this web gallery together to show the world that good pictures were taken

Portraits - When this 2006 project was conceived we spent a long time debating the question "exactly what is a portrait?" In the end we decided to leave it up to the members submitting their work to come up with their own definitions. Over 950 photographs were eventually submitted and this web gallery is the result of a very difficult edit.

New Year's Day - By setting this 2005 project against the background of the first of January we deliberately chose a day when the majority of the members wouldn't be out there shooting news pictures. Whilst the brief was completely open (go out there and take pictures for a web gallery) it placed the vast majority of our members in a position that they are not at all used to - having a lot more freedom and none of the direction that they are used to in their working lives as news photographers.

The July Project - The population of the United Kingdom, it's visitors and it's many friends around the world went through a wide range of emotions during the month of July in the year 2005. The hopes for real progress in reducing debt and hunger in the developing world brought about through Live8 and the G8 summit at Gleneagles were followed by the joy of winning the right to stage the Olympics in London in 2012. The next day brought the devastating bombs on the London Underground and on a commuter bus in the centre of the capital. Celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two became overshadowed and the rest of the month was largely dominated by the fallout of all of these events.