Maintaining a united front

Our founder Vudi Xhymshiti talked to Laura Oliver of Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Xhymshiti now runs his own photojournalism and production agency providing production services in...
Journalists run for cover after heavy shelling in Irpin, near Kyiv. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Our founder Vudi Xhymshiti talked to Laura Oliver of Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Xhymshiti now runs his own photojournalism and production agency providing production services in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans to news organisations worldwide. He is currently hiring field producers and communication production assistants – a term preferred to translators – in 20 different countries. The agency can help freelancers and producers in in-demand regions manage requests and negotiate terms. Sometimes news organisations try to renegotiate an agreement for less pay by going directly to one of his producers. But he asks them to maintain a united front.

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VX Pictures is a London based storytelling photo agency founded to counter the current trend in the photography business of mass-produced commercial imagery rather than singular, quality editorial photography. VXP is small and photographer-owned. Our work is seen at The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Le Monde, Paris Match, Der Spiegel, Stern, The Guardian, The Times, Vanity Fair, La Republica, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle and Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. We also wire news pictures for the UK based Daily Mail Media Group and its 10 newsgathering outlets such as Daily Mail, Weekend, The Mail Online, LIVE, The Irish Mail, Evening Standard, ES Magazine, Metro etc. Also, our work is often seen with News UK Ltd Newspapers such as The Times, the Sun and the Sunday Times of London.

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