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.
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USA. 2018. My family arrived to America in 1996. My mother described it as the arrival to nowhere, with the hope of going somewhere ©Diana Markosian / Magnum Photos · The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), Audrey Hepburn, 1951 ©Studiocanal Films / Mary Evans Picture Library · Vincent van Gogh, “Les Irises” (Irises), Saint-Remy, May 1889 ©akg-images · Bank vole (Myodes glareolus) poking its head through a hole in an old walking boot ©Simon Roy / RSPB Images · DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) structure, illustration © KTSDESIGN/ Science Photo Library · Man standing near Geyser ©Alfred Lake / Alamy Stock Photo · The King's Great Bedchamber ceiling at Hampton Court Palace, 1701 ©Historic Royal Palaces/James Brittain · Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) male in a field of pink tulips ©Gert-Jan Ijzerman / Nature in Stock / Ardea · Portuguese Man-O-War ©Peter Parks / Image Quest Marine · Spring lambs ©Greg Cuddiford / Creative Image Library · John Ruskin, The Gryphon bearing the north Shaft of the west Entrance of the Duomo, Verona (detail) ©Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford · Close up of the facade of the soon to be demolished brutalist-era, Welbeck Street car park in London designed by Michael Blampied & Partners. ©Aidan Brown / Arcaid Images · Rolls Royce Silver Ghost at Palace House Beaulieu ©National Motor Museum · Two figures standing, at right a sculpture of Mercury with Pan sitting on the steps. Drawing by Arthur Rackham ©The British Museum / Trustees of the British Museum · Young boy dressed as a Yeomen Warder ©Royal Armouries