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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Homepage picture credits
Blackbird males fighting ©David J. Slater / rspb-images.com · Laundry drying on a windy day ©John Gay / V&A Images · Dark haired woman in front of patterned background ©Ana Santos / milim.com · Young woman in a meadow at sunset ©Magdalena Russocka / trevillion.com · Birds eye view of Surat Thani ©gettyimages.co.uk · Frenzied Beatles fans watching the band perform, 1963 ©PA Archive / PA Images · Gondolas in front of San Giorgio Maggiore at dawn ©Simon Kayne / Creative Image Library · Royal Henley Regatta, fashion parade of the river, 1937 ©TopFoto.co.uk · Lobby of American Embassy in London ©Courtesy of the Embassy of the United States of America in London/Richard Bryant / Arcaidimages.com · Dandelion clock ©Julie Pigula / flowerphotos.com