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A trireme

THE TRIREME Award is for the "worst terms since I was last chained to the oars", in the words of one freelance.

This month's Award goes to Rex Features photography agency, now owned by US stock photography, stock footage, stock music, and editing tools provider Shutterstock®. The Freelance has seen a quarterly statement received by one photographer including a payment for the re-use of a single photo, after a 50 per cent deduction for the agency's cut, of an insulting £0.28 pence. We think it is likely that the photo was then probably re-licenced to another agency.