BAPLA Drink and Draw Social

Two pencils and scribbles

BAPLA members are invited to an evening of social sketching and drinks on Thursday 4 July at the Round Table pub in Covent Garden. There will be a tutor who will help you explore your (perhaps a bit rusty!) drawing skills with fun, informative & social challenges. You don’t need to be ‘good’ at drawing…

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EU Copyright Directive published in Official Journal

British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies

The EU Copyright Directive was published in the Official Journal today. This means that member states now have two years to transpose the directive into national law. The transposition deadline is specified in the Journal: “Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by 7…

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TSBA to represent National Portrait Gallery globally

Audrey Hepburn in costume for ‘The Secret People’ by Bassano Ltd bromide print, 21 November 1950 © National Portrait Gallery, London

TSBA press release – 14 May, 2019. TSBA Group is pleased to announce the addition of the internationally renowned National Portrait Gallery, London, to its roster of English heritage brands. Following the success of taking the British Museum to the global licensing stage, TSBA has equally ambitious plans to expand the reach of the National…

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Getty Images announces $20,000 LGBTQ+ Stories Creative Bursary to support emerging talent telling stories from the LGBTQTIA+ community

Male gay couple with young child and dog

Getty Images press release – 9 May, 2019. Getty Images Creative Bursary will foster and support projects and new content that tell important visual stories, exploring narratives around LGBTQTIA+ lives Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, has announced its annual global Creative Bursary for 2019, LGBTQ+ Stories.   Getty Images’ mission is to…

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Mary Evans collection of the week: Fortunino Matania

Luxurious holiday on the beach at Lido, Italy, a playground for the rich in the 1920s. Included in the image are Lady Abdy, Mrs D. Beaumont and Miss Peggy Joyce. Date: 1927

In 1904, Clement Shorter, editor of The Sphere magazine, engaged a twenty-three year-old from Naples as the magazine’s ‘special artist’ forming a fruitful, working relationship between publisher and artist that would last over forty years. Fortunino Matania (1881-1963) had been born into the world of illustrated journalism. His father Eduardo was a leading artist for…

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Shutterstock launches self-serve API subscriptions

Shutterstock's self-serve API for developers, startups and small and mid-sized businesses.

Shutterstock press release – 9 May, 2019. Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering high-quality content, tools and services through its creative platform, today announced the launch of its new self-serve API subscription plans. For the first time, developers, startups, and small and mid-sized businesses can build products and features that seamlessly…

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Registration now open for imageMarketplace New York

The unmissable, unique event for influencers in the world of visual content: 25 June 2019, 9:30 – 17:30 Midtown Loft, 267 Fifth Avenue (29th St & 5th Av), New York, NY 10016 Meet premier visual agencies from the USA and UK. Network with researchers, creatives, image buyers and visual content controllers. Meet face-to-face with your…

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akg-images acquire Historic Maps archive

A plan of the city of Geneva, published by J. Stockdale, Piccadilly 1800.

akg-images press release – 30 April, 2019. akg-images is proud to announce the acquisition of Historic Maps archive, one of the world’s largest collections of maps, engravings, photographs and city views of Germany, Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Australia. The collection of over 7,000 digitally enhanced images is available globally for editorial and commercial license.…

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British Pathé re-releases BBC 4 Series British Passions on Film

Man in a flat cap wading in the sea

British Pathé press release – 25 April, 2019. Available for the first time since its original run on BBC 4, the nostalgic and funny three-part series British Passions on Film has been released via online streaming service British Pathé TV ( It’s a lovely retrospective that depicts the hobbies and leisure activities of Britons during…

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