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.
In October, we’ll be hosting ‘BAPLA Connect’ a new international networking event all under one virtual roof, taking place over two afternoons.
Day 1 of the event, Thursday 7 October, will be specifically for agencies and suppliers, enabling them to hold business meetings and share their latest offerings with each other.
Day 2, Friday 8 October, will be an opportunity for agencies to meet with picture researchers, editors and buyers to showcase their latest services and offerings […]
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Homepage picture credits
Young Buddhist monk at Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia ©Paul Brown / Ardea ● Watercolor painting of satsuma oranges (crop) ©Hannah Clarke / Ikon Images ● Sunrise furnishing fabric, by Lucienne Day for Heal's ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London ● Seascape from the 'Birkdale'(crop) by Herbert Barnard John Everett ©National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London ● 'For Leisure and Pleasure Choose Burnham-on- Sea' poster (crop) ©National Railway Museum / Science & Society Picture Library