Industry Press Releases

Bridgeman Images are proud to announce an exclusive agreement to represent Opale worldwide

Zadie Smith, Jacques Sassier / © Jacques SASSIER / Gallimard via Opale / Leemage

Bridgeman Images press release – 13 December, 2018. Bridgeman Images are excited to announce that, thanks to their recent acquisition of premiere Parisian picture library Leemage, they now represent the fantastic Opale Agency worldwide and exclusively in all countries.* The exceptional Opale Agency’s archive remains the finest photographic record of the literary world, with more than 400,000 photos (36,000 photo shoots)…

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World-famous Punch cartoons now via TopFoto

Punch (Front cover, 24 April 1963)

TopFoto press release – 5 December, 2018. Media researchers world-wide will now be able to access the world-famous Punch cartoons (since 1841) at TopFoto, who have signed an exclusive with the Punch Cartoon Library for image licensing. Image professionals can easily source from the digital Punch Cartoon Library at, now the authorised representative. The…

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Introducing Shutterstock Select, premium footage filmed by industry experts

Introducing Shutterstock Select, Premium Footage Filmed by Industry Experts (PRNewsfoto/Shutterstock, Inc.)

Shutterstock press release – 28 November, 2018. Offering a diverse collection of over 10,000 premium 4K video clips filmed using cinema-grade gear Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering high-quality assets, tools and services through its creative platform, today announced Shutterstock Select, a premium tier of royalty-free video content. The diverse collection…

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Warfare through history from Werner Forman Archive

Stone relief from the palace of Ashurbanipal. Ashurbanipal and his queen feasting in a garden following the defeat and death of the Elamite king Teumman at the battle of Til-Tuba in 653. Teumman's head is hanging in the tree on the left. Culture: Assyrian. Date/Period: Late Assyrian, c.645 BC. Place of Origin: Nineveh, Assyria, Ancient Iraq. Material Size: Stone. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ British Museum, London . Location: 15.

Werner Forman Archive press release – 29 November, 2018. The terrible scourge of warfare seems as old as humankind. During antiquity, as soon as farming and cities were established, resources were available to deploy armies against enemies. The civilisations of the Middle East are known as the birthplace of sophisticated, complex societies, but they were…

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Getty Images announces investment by Koch Equity Development


Getty Images press release – 26 November, 2018. KED to make $500 million preferred equity investment in the leading visual media company Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, has reached an agreement with Koch Equity Development LLC (KED), the investment arm of Koch Industries, whereby KED will make a $500 million non-controlling preferred…

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Shutterstock announces exclusive partnership with rights clearance industry leader, Greenlight

Shutterstock Announces Exclusive Partnership with Rights Clearance Industry Leader, Greenlight

Shutterstock press release: 26 November, 2018 Partnership will enable Shutterstock customers to license editorial content for commercial use Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering high-quality assets, tools and services through its creative platform, today announced a partnership with rights and clearance agency, Greenlight, a part of Branded Entertainment Network. Greenlight clears…

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PA Images launches sports photography internship to increase diversity within the profession

PA Images press release – 5 November, 2018. PA Images, home to the prestigious picture collection from the UK’s national news agency, has launched a new sports photography internship to increase social, ethnic and gender diversity within the profession. Beginning in January 2019, the six-month programme will run twice each year, offering two emerging sports…

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Alamy introduces 360° spherical imagery to their library

Check out Alamy’s 360-degree images here. Alamy press release – 5 November, 2018. Alamy and 360cities announce distribution partnership to introduce 360° spherical imagery to a new audience Leading stock image supplier and virtual reality publishing platform announce distribution partnership to introduce 360° images to a worldwide customer base. and announced…

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FOCAL International Board announces chair Sue Malden steps down

FOCAL International press release 19 October 2018. The Board of FOCAL International formally announces today that Sue Malden has stepped down as Chair. Sue has made unique and pioneering contributions to the Association and is widely recognised as an authority on the audiovisual industry. Her experience and knowledge has been invaluable and has led to…

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