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.
BAPLA copyright webinars
BAPLA are excited to announce a series of seven interactive copyright webinars by Anna Skurczynska, Founder Director of Open Plan Law. The first session in the series, ‘Protecting the seeing.’ will take place on Tuesday 26 May from 16:00 to 17:30.
Shutterstock introduces Asset Assurance™ a safeguard for brands using editorial imagery in campaigns
Homepage picture credits
Flowers in a greenhouse ©Bethany Helzer / Arcangel Images · Madama Butterfly, Cristina Gallardo-Domas as Cio-Cio-San at The Royal Opera House, Convent Garden, 18 March 2003 ©Bill Cooper / ArenaPAL · Xie Chufang, Fascination of Nature, handscroll painting, 1321. ©The Trustees of the British Museum / BM Images · Blue bird sitting on a plum blossom tree, Xiong Ren (1820 - 1857) ©Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford · Japanese wear masks for Cherry Blossom viewing, Shinjuku Gyoen National Park, Tokyo ©Paul Brown / ARDEA · Common Frog and spawn ©Jim Greenfield / IMAGE QUEST MARINE · Admiring spring blossoms, 1925 ©Mary Evans Picture Library 2015