Another winner at robertharding: Karen Deakin wins third prize at CEPIC Stock Photography Awards

Karen Deakin, one of the latest new signings at robertharding, has won third prize at the CEPIC Stock Photography Awards in Berlin.Herd of elephants in the dust, Chobe National Park, Botswana, Africa by Karen Deakin

Herd of elephants in the dust, Chobe National Park, Botswana, Africa © Karen Deakin / robertharding

Karen’s stunning image was chosen amongst over 1500 of the world’s most prestigious picture agencies and photographers in one of the toughest competitions in years.

Karen is representing a new breed of photographers who have been signed to robertharding over the past year and who are new to the world of stock photography.

View more of Karen’s work.

New Executive Board at CEPIC (2017 – 2019)

CEPIC press release – 19 June, 2017

On June 14th CEPIC elected a new board for a period of two years.

Alfonso Gutierrez is the President and Lars Modie (Sweden/ BLF/ IBL) is the Vice President.

Committee members at large are:
John Balean (UK/ BAPLA/ TopFoto)
Sergi Griño (Spain/ AEAPAF/Album)
Martin Skultety (Germany/ BVPA/ Stockfood)
Magali Tribalet (France/ SNAPIG/ Age Fotostock)
Stephan Werder (Switzerland/ SAB/ Dukas)

CEPIC Congress, Berlin, Day 3, CEPIC Executive Committee Berlin, Germany - June 2017: Taken during Cepic Congress. (Photo by Rene Fluger.)

From left to right: Lars Modie, Magali Tribalet, Sylvie Fodor, Alfonso Gutierrez, John Balean, Martin Skultety, Sergi Griño, Stephan Werder © René Fluger/ CTK

About CEPIC:

CEPIC was founded in 1993 to have a unified representation in light of new legislation emerging from Brussels. As the Center of the Picture Industry, CEPIC federates 600 picture agencies and photo libraries in 20 countries across Europe, both within and outside the European Union. It has affiliates in North America and Asia. CEPIC’s membership includes large and smaller stock photo libraries, major photo news agencies, art galleries and museums, video companies. CEPIC has among its members the big global players such as Getty, Shutterstock or Reuters. Through this membership, CEPIC represents more than 250.000 authors in direct licensing. The annual CEPIC Congress extends CEPIC’s network on all five continents. It is the largest global gathering of the international photo community representing 90% of the market worldwide. CEPIC has been a member of WIPO since 1997, IPTC since 2005, of ICOMP since 2009, of the Linked Content Coalition since 2012 and of Creativity Works! since 2014. It was a partner of ARROW PLUS between 2011 and 2013 and leads on the image work package of the Rights Data Integration project in 2013 – 2015.

Bridgeman Images now representing the National Gallery of Ireland

Bridgeman Images press release – 16 June, 2017

Bridgeman Images is delighted to announce their recent representation of the newly refurbished National Gallery of Ireland.

Lady writing a letter with her Maid, c.1670 (oil on canvas) by Vermeer, Jan (Johannes) (1632-75) © National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland The gallery holds masterpieces from artists in Ireland and worldwide, including Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Ruisdael, Vermeer, Gainsborough, Goya, Monet, Gris, Picasso, Jack B. Yeats, John Lavery, Roderic O’Conor and Daniel Maclise

From 17th June, the gallery will also present the exhibition Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry.

Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland says:

“We anticipate many visitors from Ireland and abroad  to view our new presentation of the permanent collection and attend our exciting programme of exhibitions and public events. The refurbishment project has been a great success. This project begins a vibrant new chapter in the Gallery’s future.”

Lady writing a letter with her Maid, c.1670 (oil on canvas) by Vermeer, Jan (Johannes) (1632-75) © National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland /Bridgeman Images

Pixelrights launches new SmartFrame website

Pixelrights press release – 14 June, 2017

Pixelrights Limited today announced the launch of its new website. Pixelrights is the parent company of SmartFrame, an innovative new, secure online image technology. SmartFrame is designed as a seamless replacement for the traditional image format, offering users both protection and unprecedented control over their online content preventing both casual and deliberate online theft. It offers a fantastic user experience and new revenue channels for all photographers and to picture libraries. Copyright awareness and attribution has often been widely ignored since the launch and development of the Jpeg format in 1992 and it has taken until now for a company like Pixelrights to develop this ground breaking technology.

We recognise the important role that we can play in helping the visual communications industry fight against copyright infringement online in a smart efficient way as well as helping picture libraries and managers of large and small photo archives generate new revenue streams” says SmartFrame CEO, Robert Sewell. (more…)

Alamy: Who uses stock imagery? An insight into the creative industries

Alamy have created a brand new report that gives a useful overview of what it takes to work in the creative industries.

© Vadym Drobot / Alamy Stock Photo

© Vadym Drobot / Alamy Stock Photo

The report includes:

– Creative jobs breakdown

An overview of creative jobs taking you through a range of roles in various creative sectors, from entry to director level positions

– Image buyer profiles

5 creative image buyers from different areas of the creative industries give the low-down on what it takes to work in the creative world

– Sources of creative inspiration

Creative blogs and websites to help you stay on top of the latest industry news and trends

– The best places to study creative courses

The 10 best places to study creative courses in the UK and US

Alamy is a stock photo agency with a collection of over 95million images, and they’ve created this handy report using both their industry knowledge and info from image buyers in a range of creative job roles.

You can download a PDF version of the report here

Getty Images partners with celebrated photographer Campbell Addy in ongoing drive to create and promote diversity in stock imagery

Getty Images press release  – 12 June, 2017

Getty Images collaborates with acclaimed editorial photographer Campbell Addy to create artistic model released portraits which celebrate individuality

– Campbell Addy to join Getty Images panel at Cannes Lions ‘Seeing is Believing: The Power of Re-picturing Stereotypes’

Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, is excited to announce a new exclusive contributor partnership with celebrated editorial photographer Campbell Addy, marking another step in its ongoing commitment to drive change in promoting a more diverse, inclusive and representative visual language. The partnership sees Addy turn his attention to stock imagery for the first time ever, with the creation of 42 artistic model released portraits as commissioned by Getty Images.

A recent graduate of Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, Addy is known for editorial work which celebrates individuality while exploring the issues of empowerment and representation within race. He has also been widely applauded for the casting and modelling agency Nii Agency which he founded in the summer of 2016, with the aim of showing that the most interesting and diverse people can be ‘models’ and an important part of our visual culture.


Bridgeman Images welcomes new UK Sales Director, Toby Hopkins

Bridgeman Images press release  – 9 June, 2017

© Bridgeman Images

Bridgeman Images is delighted to announce Toby Hopkins’ appointment as the UK Sales Director.

Toby has a wealth of sales and industry experience with over 20 years’ in the image licensing and visual communications industry. He has a track record of driving consistent growth and delivering positive change.

Toby has joined us after being at Getty for 4 years where he focused on business development for large publishers and providing enterprise solutions across the full range of products and services associated with image and video licensing. Prior to Getty, Toby worked at Corbis for 15 years in a variety of sales leadership roles. Toby began his licencing career filing pictures at the ever familiar Hulton Deutsch Archive.

Toby enjoys swimming and cycling, and is a campaigner for active transport.

It’s plain sailing at the National Maritime Museum Picture Library with Capture

Capture Ltd press release  – 8 June, 2017

Discharging flour 1918, dazzle painted cargo vessel with reflection in calm water, and other vessels in the background (PAH6916) © The National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum Picture Library is on the crest of a wave after its best financial year ever – and is now proudly launching a fully-enabled e-commerce site that allows customers the option of purchasing and licensing images online.

The good news is the latest milestone in a long-term collaboration between the National Maritime Museum/Royal Museums Greenwich and technical company Capture Ltd – whose specialist areas include providing media management solutions and services for the cultural sector – that spans nearly 15 years.

The new service provides superior Digital Asset Management and e-commerce solution – and demonstrates the museum’s commitment to innovation that puts customers first, allowing more flexibility and convenience in licensing images to the UK and international markets.

Images are now readily available to purchase 24/7 from the picture library website and can be downloaded instantly. The website is updated regularly and has over 30,000 images available online at the touch of a button. (more…)