A photo agency may be specialised in sports or news, or cover a
range of general features, but their principal aim is to represent photographers and sell
their work to the international market.
The Getty Images Sport Gallery is the online archive dedicated to high quality sports
Allstar Picture Library:
One of the largest and most respected photographic agencies with a vast library of
entertainment and celebrity images, taken by photographers at film festivals and premiers.
For more than a century, AP photographers have captured the greatest moments in history,
news, sports and entertainment.
The aim of arabianEye is to take a fresh look at all things Arabian, Middle Eastern and
Islamic; to explore these rich and diverse cultures with a perceptive and quirky gaze.
The photo agency, founded in 1935 by European immigrants, was at the forefront of the
development of LIFE magazine; with their excellent photo stories that introduced
photojournalism as an art form.
Provides online access to the photographic library of the Press Association. Specialises
in news and sports photography from the UK and Ireland.
News agency covering Russia and the CIS, on the spot news, stories and assignments. Also
has an interesting travel section.
Mark Getty and Jonathan Klein founded Getty Images in 1995 with the goal of turning a
disjointed and fragmented stock photography market into a thriving, modernised industry
able to meet the changing needs of visual communicators.
Since 1967, Israel Sun has been consistently producing award-winning photographs for news
agencies, corporate clients and for posterity.
With powerful individual vision, Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret
its peoples, events, issues and personalities.
OnAsia Images (formerly AsiaWorks Photography) is a digital stock photography and
assignment agency specialising in photography and photojournalism from Asia.
Offers new opportunities for brand leaders and creative professionals to bring their
unique vision to life.
Centred on UPPA's historically significant collection of portraits of individuals of note,
that dates from 1929, the new Photoshot UPPA collection also includes daily news photos
from leading international photo agencies.
Archive Council of America:
If you're looking for an image agency in America, this is the PACA's list of member
agencies in alphabetical order.
Represents photographers and distributes photographs to media industries world-wide.
Founded by JP Pappis in New York, the agency's collection and photographer portfolios can
be seen online.
Explores every angle of the world economy. From the clone of Dolly to the moustaches of
Jose Bove, from the glasses of Alan Greenspan to the child-slaves of the South, from the
gigantic Boeing assembly lines to the smallest shops of artisans.
Retna was established in 1978, by Michael Putland, and includes celebrity, music,
stock/lifestyle, fashion and event photography from 1850 to the present day.
Over 2,200 Reuters journalists report from every corner of the globe, bringing you fast,
accurate, objective and comprehensive coverage of important international and domestic
Rex Features was founded in 1954 by Frank and Elizabeth Selby and is now Britain's leading
international photographic press agency and picture library.
Stock photography of China and Hong Kong. From black and white photo essays in moody
Beijing punk clubs to crisp portraits of corporate captains in Hong Kong boardrooms,
Sinopix's team of photographers cover it all.
Headquartered in Paris, Sipa Press was founded in 1973 by Goksin Sipahioglu. Synonymous
with quality photojournalism, Sipa's photographers have received numerous awards for their
The Image Works:
An archive of over 25 million photographs, both historic and contemporary, covers a wide
range of editorial subjects and styles from documentary photojournalism to historical
engravings, travel to science and technology.
The Polar Circle:
A group of polar photographers and specialist collections on polar regions offering a one
stop source for polar imagery.
WPN represents the work of some of the world's premiere photographers and
photojournalists. Founded by husband-and-wife team Seamus Conlan and Tara Farrell in 2001,
the agency moved headquarters from London to New York in 2004.
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