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.
Webinar: Can Open Access work alongside income generation?
This webinar will be a platform to have an open discussion about Open Access and its relationship to income generation for picture libraries, agencies, and archives with cultural heritage image content [...]
In October, we’ll be hosting ‘BAPLA Connect’ a new international networking event all under one virtual roof, taking place over two afternoons.
Day 1 of the event, Thursday 7 October, will be specifically for agencies and suppliers, enabling them to hold business meetings and share their latest offerings with each other.
Day 2, Friday 8 October, will be an opportunity for agencies to meet with picture researchers, editors and buyers to showcase their latest services and offerings […]
Our latest newsletter to picture buyers
Agency Spotlight: Veritone Licensing
Veritone Licensing is the first choice and often exclusive source to license premium audio and video from elite sports, news, and user-generated content collections. One of the premiere photo libraries we represent is Imagn. Imagn is the worldwide news picture agency for USA TODAY Sports Images and The USA TODAY NETWORK […]
Shutterstock announces formation of Shutterstock.AI and the acquisition of three leading artificial intelligence platforms
Shutterstock launches global grant in partnership with the It Gets Better Project to empower and authentically portray LGBTQ+ communities
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Study of Clouds Above a Wide Landscape, by John Constable (1776-1837). Pencil and watercolour. England, 1830 ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London ● Aerial of an excursion boat with tourists enjoying the turquoise waters of Greece ©Harris Dro / Alamy Stock Photo ● British longhair black golden shaded cat, smiling, wearing blue hat ©Jean-Michel Labat/Ardea ● Hydrangea Arborescens, close-up ©Simon Kayne / Creative Image Library ● Wading; young ladies wading in the shallow surf, drawing, by Randolph Caldecott ©The Trustees of the British Museum / BM Images ● 'Star class of Engines', steam locomotive, 1857 ©NRM Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library ● Exterior of the Queen's House, Greenwich. National Maritime Museum. Image number: F6025-003 ©National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London