CEPIC Congress 2017 registration is now open

Registration is now open for the CEPIC Congress 2017 in Berlin. The largest event in commercial still and moving images in the world will take place from 15 to 17 June 2017 at the Maritim proArte Hotel.

The audience

450 delegates from 250 companies and 32 countries:

  • CEOs, sales representatives of picture agencies and video companies
  • Commercial photographers and videographers
  • IT industry suppliers
  • Technologists
  • Lawyers
  • Creative minds

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Shutterstock announces UK distribution deal with The Associated Press

Shutterstock press release – New York, NY – 10 January, 2017

Deal provides editorial distribution of over 30 million photos to the United Kingdom

Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of imagery and music, announced today that it has expanded its milestone multi-year deal with The Associated Press (AP). Beginning this week, Shutterstock will distribute AP’s daily global photo output for license to customers based in the United Kingdom. Shutterstock’s enterprise customers in the United Kingdom will have access to over 30 million photos from AP Images and AP Archive.

For 170 years, AP has been breaking news and covering the world’s biggest stories, always committed to the highest standards of journalism. The thousands of images produced every day by AP are now available on the Shutterstock enterprise platform in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Following our successful collaboration in the US, this extended deal with AP allows us to reach new parts of the market we haven’t yet been able to access and acknowledges the strong demand for Shutterstock’s editorial content world-wide,” said Ben Pfeifer, SVP of business development at Shutterstock. “ (more…)

Trevillion’s new online availability check

Trevillion Images press release, 9 January, 2017

Trevillion have some exciting news for book publishers: from today, we can now offer on-line image availability check!

As you know, Trevillion offer some of the best Rights-Managed images on the market, and if required, they can be licensed on an exclusive basis.

But now publishers will be able to check for image availability on our website at any time.

And they will be able to see previous sales, and the restrictions that apply when they click on any image (see layout below).

We know that you will find this new function useful! But if you have any questions, please just contact us anytime on info@trevillion.com

 

Nature Picture Library winning images of 2016

Nature Picture Library photographers enjoyed success in many of the major photographic competitions during 2016, including Wildlife Photographer of the Year, GDT European Photographer of the Year, Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards and the British Wildlife Photography Awards.

Their Winners Gallery includes the overall winners, runners up, portfolio awards and many great commended images. Enjoy!

Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) swimming, backlit with morning light forming a bokeh affect on the water, Wales, UK, February. Highly commended in the Habitat Category of the BWPA (British Wildlife Photography Awards) 2016. Commended in the Telephoto category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards 2016.Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) swimming, backlit with morning light forming a bokeh affect on the water, Wales, UK, February. Highly commended in the Habitat Category of the BWPA (British Wildlife Photography Awards) 2016. Commended in the Telephoto category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards 2016. ©Andy Rouse/naturepl.com

Byzantium – city of gold, city of faith from Werner Forman Archive

This mosaic of the enthroned Christ is in the South Gallery of the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul. It conveys the brillance and maturity of the last phase of Byzantine art in Constantinople. Country of Origin: Turkey. Culture: Byzantine. Place of Origin: Istanbul. Material Size: Mosaic. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ . Location: 04.Werner Forman Archive press release, 9 January, 2017

Byzantium was the seat of one of the longest surviving and most powerful empires of the western world. Originally the capital of the Roman Empire in the East, Byzantium remained, for a thousand years after the fall of Rome, a centre of religion and learning, and the site of many buildings and artefacts of legendary wealth and beauty.

Werner Forman Archive has a selection of the most iconic images of this city of gold and faith. Orthodox Christianity permeated every aspect of Byzantine life, from the Emperor down to the humblest artisan. That this Empire survived so long was a testimony to the effective marriage of Christian ideals and ancient Roman forms, and to the racial harmony of this thoroughly cosmopolitan society. Werner Forman’s photographs present the spirit of Byzantium as reflected in its art, its buildings, and its artefacts. (more…)

PA Images enters new strategic partnership with dpa

PA Images press release – London – 20 December, 2016

The news comes as PA Images continues to deepen its portfolio with unique regional viewpoints

PA Images, home to the prestigious picture collection from the UK’s national news agency, has entered into a strategic partnership with German news agency, dpa (Deutsche Presse-Agentur).

The partnership – which came into effect in December – sees defining moments captured by the British and German news agencies, both at home and abroad, reach new international audiences as PA Images and dpa extend the breadth of content distributed through one another’s digital platforms

PA Images will represent dpa in the UK and Ireland, allowing its customers to access an increased range of news, sports and entertainment imagery from Germany, and from dpa’s international bureaus in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

In addition to dpa’s live photography wire, PA Images’ customers will also have access to over 1.5 million images in dpa’s back catalogue via www.paimages.co.uk. (more…)

Science Photo Library announces acquisition of Dennis Kunkel’s fascinating microscopy collection

T lymphocytes and neutrophil, SEMScience Photo Library press release – London and Kailua (HI) – 12 December, 2016

Science Photo Library (SPL), the world’s leading source of science and medicine content, is proud to announce the acquisition of Dennis Kunkel’s compelling microscopy collection.

Dr. Dennis Kunkel is one of the world’s most prominent microscopists, who has devoted more than 40 years of his life to exploring the extraordinary microworld invisible to the naked eye. Dr. Kunkel’s expertise and extensive research experience in biological and medical sciences are coupled with a unique gift for capturing these amazing forms in their finest detail. His award-winning images appear worldwide in print, film and digital media such as Time magazine, Scientific American, The New York Times, Life and National Geographic. (more…)

Mary Evans add half a million film images

Mary Evans Picture Library press release, 2 December, 2016

Mary Evans Picture Library swells its film archive with the arrival of half a million Everett images

Mary Evans Picture Library, the UK’s leading supplier of historical images, can now confidently position itself as a major resource for film history content following the arrival of 500,000 pictures from the Everett Collection in America.

Everett’s extensive film material, collated by Morris Everett since 1961, includes movie star portraits, film stills, posters and other ephemera, with special emphasis on Hollywood’s Golden Age. This substantial archive is now offered through Mary Evans, with twice as many images available in the UK than ever before.

In addition to Everett, Mary Evans’ representation of the superlative Ronald Grant Film Archive is now extended to its UK clients, making the library the essential destination for researchers seeking content on any and all aspects of cinema history. (more…)