Robert Harding acquires the rights to represent Masterfile in the UK and Ireland
The company will be handling all UK and Ireland image and video enquiries on behalf of Design Pics. This represents a significant increase in the number of images available to UK customers from the combined agencies. Masterfile features over 4 million premium rights-managed and royalty-free photos and illustrations by world-class artists in a wide range of subjects, licence types and price points. Picture buyers now have a real choice in the market; this new arrangement brings together two complimentary collections of highly relevant and useable visual imagery.
Robert Harding (CEO Robert Harding Picture Library) says ‘We are delighted to have secured the long term management rights to this outstanding collection as we see considerable synergies between Masterfile and our own specialist Travel and Nature collections. Masterfile is part of our aggressive growth plans to extend the number of products we are selling and the expansion of our customer base. This initiative delivers outstanding content to all of our combined UK customer base.’
‘We could not have chosen a better partner to increase sales and rebuild the Masterfile brand in the UK,’ says Rick Carlson, President of Design Pics. “The team at robertharding understand the UK market and have deep relationships across all customer segments. ’
About Robert Harding Picture Library
Founded by professional photographer Robert Harding in 1972, and celebrating 50 Years in the industry, the agency has become the leading travel, nature, cultural, and environmental specialist with distributors in over 80 countries. The company has begun an aggressive growth strategy and has recently been expanding into other specialist subject areas such as science with more to come in 2022.
About Design Pics
Prior to its acquisition in 2020 by Design Pics, Masterfile was one of the world’s largest independent stock photo agencies. Masterfile showcases millions of contemporary stock photos, illustrations and vectors, professionally crafted or crowdsourced, for commercial or personal use. Offering single images and subscriptions, Masterfile licenses images for every project and budget. The Design Pics family also includes several well-known boutique stock photography brands such as The Irish Image Collection, First Light, Pacific Stock, Axiom Photographic, Alaska Stock, AgStockImages and Disability Images..
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