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 newsletter to picture buyers
BAPLA update June: spotlight on Bridgeman Images, selection of images on the theme of the month, yellow, and news from V&A Images, Bridgeman Images, National Portrait Gallery, Nature Picture Library and more […]
National Portrait Gallery commissions new portrait of Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis by Sir Peter Blake
Homepage picture credits
American restaurant sign © Charles Odell/Millennium Images, UK ● Reading and Leeds Festival, 2007: Red Hot Chili Peppers performing at the Reading and Leeds Festival on 26/08/2007 © BBC ● Women workers sorting red chilli pepper in various farms in northern parts of Bangladesh © Abdul Momin / Alamy Stock Photo ● USA. New York City, NY. 2014. Cherries spilled on the crosswalk.© Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos ● Red Sea Fan © David Salvatori/ V&W/ imagequestmarine