robertharding press release

robertharding has unveiled an innovative new portal for photography contributors to upload work to their site.

The system features a full online editing module, which is integrated to allow multiple editors to edit submissions via a web browser from anywhere in the world, as well as easier application of model and property releases and enhanced edited submission feedback.

The portal is designed to streamline uploads for robertharding’s team of renowned international photographers, many of whom joined the agency as part of a recent initiative to recruit high-end contemporary travel and nature creators.

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Portrait of Muhammad AliAlamy press release
  • 1,700 new images uploaded to the Alamy site every day, available to Alamy’s customers in the UK, US, Canada and Ireland
  • Deal adds back catalogue of nearly 9 million news, sport and entertainment images to the Alamy collection, including 20 years of premium reportage photography

20th June 2016: Alamy, international provider of stock photos and videos, today announces it has been chosen as a distribution partner for photo content from international news agency Reuters. The deal will give all of Alamy’s customers in the UK, US, Canada and Ireland access to millions of images that span over 20 years of incredible news photography. Continue reading

Getty Images statement regarding legal action taken against Mr. Walter A. Kowalczuk

Getty Images has taken action against a serious copyright infringer who was discovered to have improperly accessed, downloaded and distributed Getty Images content through social media.

In early March 2016, Getty Images received a report from one of its customers alerting us to suspected copyright infringements that were taking place via a private group hosted on Facebook.

The ensuing investigation revealed the Facebook group was being used by some members as a forum for unlawfully trading and/or selling sports photographic imagery owned by or exclusively licensed to Getty Images. As alleged in the lawsuit filed on June 8, 2016, defendant Walter A. Kowalczuk was an active member of this forum and used it to offer for sale, high resolution Getty Images images, and images belonging to other photo companies, for as little as $0.75 per image, using code names to hide the true source of content and to conceal his unauthorized sales. Continue reading

StockFood press release

Munich-based StockFood GmbH is now part of the Hubert Burda Media network.

StockFood is one of Germany’s most respected photo agencies. As market leader, it carries works by more than 1,000 food photographers from around the world.

StockFood will retain its current workforce and its independence as a company. Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany’s largest media companies and market leader in food media.

Hubert Burda Media is acquiring StockFood, the global market leader in food photography. The agency offers the world’s most comprehensive collection of food images to professional partners in the media, marketing and advertising industries. In addition to the best work of more than 1,000 prize-winning food photographers, the agency’s range of products also extends to videos, features (images and text) and recipes in many different languages. StockFood will become part of the BurdaHome division where Burda has pooled all its journalistic offerings relating to food and living.

StockFood will remain an independent company based in Munich, and nothing will change to its existing relations to customers in more than 120 countries worldwide. Managing Director Martin Skultety is staying on at the helm. Pete Eising, the company’s founder and hitherto largest shareholder, is leaving the agency after more than three decades. He plans to concentrate on his successful Eising Studio which will continue to photograph first-class image productions for StockFood on an exclusive basis. Continue reading

Société Jersiaise press release

When Emile F Guiton (1879-1972) Honorary Curator of the Société Jersiaise Museum and founder of the Photographic Archive began his 50-year mission to collect images and chronicle Jersey island life for the Societe Jersiaise in 1914, we can only imagine what a challenge this must have been for him.

We now know how important this work was through the thousands of images that survive in our photographic archive as a result of his efforts. This vital visual record helps us tell the stories of our ancestors in museums today with an archive that is preserved for future generations. Many images in the archive date from the 1880s. Times change but a century later, in 2016, we face the same challenge as Emile Guiton: to archive images of the 1980s, a decade of dramatic cultural change and development locally and internationally. Although the archive contains some records of Jersey landscapes and architecture from the 1980s, very few images of the community are included. Continue reading

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The launch of the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group brings high quality VR and 360 content to everyone, satisfying the growing appetite for immersive content

Getty Images, the world leader in visual communication, has announced the launch of the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group, a new business dedicated to the creation and global distribution of virtual reality (VR) content.

The Getty Images Virtual Reality Group brings the very latest in photographic and video technology together with Getty Images’ 21 years of experience in visual storytelling, to offer exceptional content for existing and future VR platforms. The Group provides a comprehensive offering of over 12,000 premium 360 images with new content added daily, as well as high res gigapixel content from key events and venues.  High quality VR production is also being offered through Getty Images Assignments.

 

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(c)Adrian SamsonAdrian Samson produces a diverse body of conceptual work. His images are infused with an instinctive use of light. Born in Slovakia, Samson spent time in the Caribbean, United States, and Canada before settling in the United Kingdom.

This cosmopolitan experience informs his work, which has found a strong foothold in both the commercial and the art world. He has shot worldwide campaigns for many global brands, while his artwork has been frequently shown in exhibitions and won numerous awards.

Eager to share his experience, he frequently holds lectures at photographic schools and art events, while constantly working on his own projects.

Click here to view a gallery of Adrian Samson’s images.

©2016 Millennium Images/Adrian Samson
Camera Press press release

Camera Press and the family of Yousuf Karsh are honoured that Karsh’s famous wartime portrait of Winston Churchill features on the new look £5 note. The Churchill note as it is being called, will be the first British note to be printed on polymer and will enter circulation in September this year.

Karsh’s portrait, taken in December 1941 during World War II was said to encapsulate the British bulldog spirit.

However, Churchill’s belligerent expression in reality owed as much to the fact that his  cigar  was snatched away prior to the shot being taken! As Karsh recalled in his memoirs: Churchill’s cigar was ever present. I held out an ashtray, but he would not dispose of it. I went back to my camera and made sure that everything was all right technically. I waited; he continued to chomp vigorously at his cigar. I waited. Then I stepped toward him and, without premeditation, but ever so respectfully, I said, “Forgive me, sir,” and plucked the cigar out of his mouth. By the time I got back to my camera, he looked so belligerent he could have devoured me. It was at that instant that I took the photograph.

Camera Press is proud to have represented the Karsh archive for nearly 70 years, Karsh was one of the first photographers to join the fledging  agency set up in 1947 by Tom Blau.

Specimen £5 featuring portrait of Winston Churchill

FOCAL International press release

The 13th annual FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Archive took place last Thursday night at The Lancaster London Hotel, honouring producers, filmmakers and other creative professionals who have used library footage in a documentary, feature film or any other form of production released in 2015. The BBC’s Kate Adie hosted the gala ceremony, which also served as an occasion to bid farewell to event organizer Julie Lewis, who is retiring from FOCAL this year. Under Lewis’s leadership, the FOCAL Awards have evolved over the last decade into a major event in the archival production community. Continue reading

robertharding press release

Top robertharding wildlife photographer David Gibbon has won an award at the second CEPIC Stock Photography Competition with his incredible image “Puffin in the Farne Islands”.

David was recently signed to the agency as part of a new initiative to recruit high-end contemporary travel and nature creators.

The second CEPIC Stock Photography competition attracted over 226 amazing photographers from 16 countries, all of whom are working with stock photo agencies. The photos were featured in an audio-visual exhibit at the CEPIC Congress in Zagreb, Croatia between the 24th and 26th of May 2016.robert harding

Puffin in the Farne Islands ©David Gibbon/robertharding

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