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: Protecting your content
As we anticipate the UK Government’s response to the consultation on the Enforcement Framework, we look at the infringement landscape from two different angles – the legal and the technical. We will be joined by legal expert Elizabeth Morley from Howard Kennedy, and then opening the discussion up to a technology services provider to talk about the challenges with the use and protection of image content online.
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
Image Source has launched culturacreative.com, which aims to bring about positive and meaningful change in the industry, not just in the content we see but also in supporting creators from BIPOC backgrounds who are often disadvantaged and under-represented in the stock photography industry […]
Shutterstock launches FLEX Subscriptions, a customizable, royalty-free plan for small and medium-sized businesses
Shutterstock’s archive, The Vault, partners with Condé Nast for exclusive rights to The Condé Nast Collection
Art UK and Bloomberg Philanthropies announce major Partnership to enhance free digital access to UK’s public art collections
Shutterstock announced as exclusive photography and distribution partner for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
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