What we do
To be a clear and representative voice for the United Kingdom image licensing industry.
Who we represent
BAPLA represents image licensors. Founded in 1975, BAPLA is the UK trade association for picture libraries and agencies, now incorporating a broad and diverse membership.
BAPLA members range from the biggest names in the business to smaller, specialist collections. Between them they offer an enormous range of high quality pictures across all subjects, together with price structures and licence types to service all requirements.
The Image Suppliers section of the website is designed to help you find the image supplier - and therefore the images - you need.
BAPLA FOCUS 2020 – open for booking
In light of COVID19, this will be the first time that FOCUS is held online, with sessions delivered digitally throughout the week commencing 9 November.
Since its inaugural event in 2014, the BAPLA FOCUS conference has established itself as the must-attend event in the image-licensing sector. With the event being held online, we will this year be asking for a much smaller than usual contribution to the cost of putting on the event, and there will be an option for free entry to every session.
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Homepage picture credits
USA. New York City.1976 ©Richard Kalvar / Magnum Photos ● European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) adult ©imagebroker / Ardea ● The Pic du Ger, in the Pyrénées, watercolour, by Edward Poynter, c.1859 ©The Trustees of the British Museum / BM Images ● Red Feather Star ©T. Burnett & K. Palmer / V&W / Image Quest Marine ● The Fairy of Flight, illustration, 1909 ©Mary Evans Picture Library ● Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag roaring, silhouetted under trees at sunrise ©Oscar Dewhurst / naturepl.com ● 'Autumn' by Hercule Brabazon,19th century ©Victoria and Albert Museum ● Autumn leaves and feet on the meridian line, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London ©National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. All rights reserved.