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.
Next webinar: Have we thought about data post-EU?
Post-EU what issues are there that affect our databases? What about the data we collect on people within the EU who are protected by GDPR? In this session, we will be joined by two leading experts - Estelle Derclaye, Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Nottingham and Robert Lands, Legal Partner and Head of the IP & Commercial team, Howard Kennedy - to explain why database and data collection are important to consider, whether as sole traders, freelancers or SMEs.
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 […]
NatWest and Getty Images partner to drive better representation of female entrepreneurs in media and advertising
Homepage picture credits
Elizabeth Jacobsen and Moses relaxing on the forecastle head, Alan Villiers, 1933 ©National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London ● Sunrise with lovers at St Mark's Square, Venice, Italy, Europe ©Ronny Behnert / robertharding ● "Qui!' by Georges Barbier, Paris 1925 ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London ● No Man Of Her Own, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, 1932 ©Mary Evans Picture Library