BAPLA confirms its support of Article 13 to ensure protection for photographers and visual artists

British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies

As discussions over the EU Copyright Directive continue, BAPLA (the British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies) wishes to reiterate the importance of Article 13 to photographers and their representatives, who are uniquely vulnerable within an eco-system dominated by content sharing platforms. Many rights holders experience a “value gap” online where they receive only a…

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Bridgeman Images are proud to announce an exclusive agreement to represent Opale worldwide

Zadie Smith, Jacques Sassier / © Jacques SASSIER / Gallimard via Opale / Leemage

Bridgeman Images press release – 13 December, 2018. Bridgeman Images are excited to announce that, thanks to their recent acquisition of premiere Parisian picture library Leemage, they now represent the fantastic Opale Agency worldwide and exclusively in all countries.* The exceptional Opale Agency’s archive remains the finest photographic record of the literary world, with more than 400,000 photos (36,000 photo shoots)…

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Ayrshire photographer wins top award at the gardening ‘Oscars’

Garden Media Guild press release – 7 December 2018. An Ayrshire photographer has won the Gordon Rae Photographer of The Year award at the Garden Media Guild Awards, the so-called gardening ‘Oscars’. Andrea Jones, who lives in Barr near Girvan, was recognised for her portfolio of professional photography published in various national and international media…

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World-famous Punch cartoons now via TopFoto

Punch (Front cover, 24 April 1963)

TopFoto press release – 5 December, 2018. Media researchers world-wide will now be able to access the world-famous Punch cartoons (since 1841) at TopFoto, who have signed an exclusive with the Punch Cartoon Library for image licensing. Image professionals can easily source from the digital Punch Cartoon Library at, now the authorised representative. The…

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Introducing Shutterstock Select, premium footage filmed by industry experts

Introducing Shutterstock Select, Premium Footage Filmed by Industry Experts (PRNewsfoto/Shutterstock, Inc.)

Shutterstock press release – 28 November, 2018. Offering a diverse collection of over 10,000 premium 4K video clips filmed using cinema-grade gear Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering high-quality assets, tools and services through its creative platform, today announced Shutterstock Select, a premium tier of royalty-free video content. The diverse collection…

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Warfare through history from Werner Forman Archive

Stone relief from the palace of Ashurbanipal. Ashurbanipal and his queen feasting in a garden following the defeat and death of the Elamite king Teumman at the battle of Til-Tuba in 653. Teumman's head is hanging in the tree on the left. Culture: Assyrian. Date/Period: Late Assyrian, c.645 BC. Place of Origin: Nineveh, Assyria, Ancient Iraq. Material Size: Stone. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ British Museum, London . Location: 15.

Werner Forman Archive press release – 29 November, 2018. The terrible scourge of warfare seems as old as humankind. During antiquity, as soon as farming and cities were established, resources were available to deploy armies against enemies. The civilisations of the Middle East are known as the birthplace of sophisticated, complex societies, but they were…

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