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.
Our next webinar: Coronavirus recovery
With the UK economy expected to open up by late spring, we’ll be focusing on economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis during this webinar. Coming from a sales and licensing perspective, the discussion will reflect on the year of the pandemic and how challenges were mitigated, delving into rights-managed and royalty-free models (the two key types of rights licensing) […]
BAPLA will deliver a programme of monthly online events throughout 2021. We’ll be focusing on topics hugely relevant to the image-licensing sector, especially licensing, marketing, trading in different markets, and copyright.
Events will be free of charge to BAPLA members, with flexible fees for non-members […]
Our latest newsletter to picture buyers
Agency Spotlight: Ikon Images
Showcasing a stunning range of illustrations, Ikon’s curated collection is sure to make your publication shine. Featuring a variety of illustration styles and techniques, images which are conceptually appealing, often witty, and always dynamic […]
Getty Images renews commitment to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movement as official licensee of Team USA and LA28
Shutterstock launches The Newsroom for 24/7 access to breaking news and exclusive content in real-time
Alamy secures exclusive distribution rights for The Independent’s collection of award-winning photography
Homepage picture credits
Mountains of the Pale di San Martino, Trentino, Italy ©Jonas Bendiksen / Magnum Photos ● American Alligator covered by duckweed ©Mark Conlin / V&W / imagequestmarine.com ● A Picturesque Voyage through Brazil 37, 2015 (photo), Cassio Vasconcellos (b.1965) / ©Cassio Vasconcellos / Bridgeman Images ● Plants growing around stools in an abandoned bar ©Natalia Sobanska / Arcangel ● Beautiful Mediterranean garden in Mallorca in full bloom in the summer ©Andreas von Einsiedel ● The word GREEN surrounded by lush foliage pattern ©ET / Ikon Images ● Beech forest in spring ©Andreas Vitti / imagebroker.com / Ardea