CORBIS, Bill Gates's photo agency, decided to
hold its cancelled press conference at the Perpignan photography
event after all (see last issue).
Its representatives left before any of the very angry photographers
present could formulate appropriate questions.
Efforts to hold constructive talks over the contracts Corbis
is offering photographers continue. They are not assisted by the
continuing executive exodus: three senior people have now, the
Freelance understands, left the Sygma agency in
Paris following its acquisition by Corbis. More news, later.