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An interesting move here from Getty Images and Microsoft who have dropped a lawsuit launched last year after sizing up over a controversial image widget on the Microsoft owned Bing search platform. Getty Images were after Microsoft over possible image copyright issues raised by a new image widget on Bing. …all court action has now been dismissed in favour of a partnership.
This from our GI contact: “As part of the partnership, Getty Images and Microsoft agreed to a joint dismissal of the lawsuit”.
More on the partnership:
Getty Images and Microsoft have announced ‘a new partnership to develop image-rich, compelling products and services for Microsoft products like Bing and Cortana.’ The two companies’ technology teams will partner to provide real-time access to Getty Images imagery and associated metadata to enhance the Microsoft user experience.
They say: “With our new partnership, Microsoft will use Getty Images’ latest API innovations and our award-winning visual content to take search experiences to a new level,” Getty Images Senior Vice President of Business Development Craig Peters said.
This collaboration enables Microsoft users to take full advantage of Getty Images’ speed to market, structured metadata and unrivaled content,” Microsoft Executive Vice President of Business Development Peggy Johnson said. “We look forward to working with Getty Images to provide the next generation of image depth and breadth for our users.”
Barcroft TV’s YouTube channel created by independent UK hybrid linear and digital TV producer / distributor Barcroft Media is celebrating the landmark achievement of acquiring its 1 millionth subscriber. On FootageNews.com
Cracking new footage covering the Beatles together through rare home movies now available from Kinolibrary. On FootageNews.com
↑ the one millionth image, “Coming of Age” cake that was displayed at the Bakers’ & Confectioners’ Exhibition which was held at the Agricultural Hall in London in 1913. The image comes from the Grenville Collins Postcard Collection which is exclusively represented by Mary Evans Picture Library. Grenville Collins himself was delighted that one of his images should mark this special moment. Click it.
Congrats to Mary Evans Picture Library …they just uploaded their one millionth image online.
Paul Brown, Managing Director of Mary Evans said “This is a real milestone for our online collection and is testament to the hard work of the staff to get so much content scanned from the original documents in the library. Producing high resolution scans from original material often hundreds of years old is certainly the best way to ensure clients have the best quality digital images for reproduction. Now onto the next million. There is certainly enough material for that and beyond.”
• View more on Mary Evans in our Picture Library and Agency directory
• Mary Evans Picture Library are exhibiting at fotofringe London April 23
PAN HQ ↑ Yeah, there you go Stewart – make sure you choose the ‘proper’ breakfast next time mate! …
UPDATE: 30 March ↓ Continuing on from our own office selfie posted on Friday, celebrity photo agency Fame-Flynet London have sent their own updated agency desk selfie
…what’s with the duster Danny?
• View other industry desks in our Agency Desk feature last year.
• Send your agency desk – firstname.lastname@example.org we are also welcoming magazine and newspaper picture desks….
The PhotoArchiveNews.com team are woking on our Press Photo History Project today.
• Freelance Picture Researcher / Home based – 2 days per week £ negotiable
• One year fixed contract Maternity Cover – photo library – London
• Picture Editor – The Sunday Times Magazine – London
All on the Jobs page
Looks like photo community EyeEm are preparing to going direct with image sales for it’s 50,000 contributing photographers on a platform called Market. EyeEm partnered Getty Images last year for a little ‘Beta’ selling, seems that went well so they are batting on direct now.
From their announcement: Photography community EyeEm has launched Market, its newly developed inhouse platform that allows global members to make their photos available for purchase online. Whether taken with a mobile device or captured through an external camera, EyeEm users can now earn real money from the photos they take. For publishers, editors, brands, and anyone else with a need for highquality authentic photography, EyeEm Market provides access to over 50 million images, with new photos added on a daily basis. Pricing is simple, starting at $20 for a standard (editorial and commercial) license, or $250 for extended commercial use, with all revenue split 50/50 between the photographer and EyeEm.
After a period of beta testing that included a deal to distribute a gallery of community images via Getty Images EyeEm Market is now fully integrated on both the EyeEm iOS & Android apps, as well as the supporting web dashboard, to easily allow users to manage their image library and make photos from their profiles available for sale.
This in from Helen at The Hell Gate photo agency in NY: “Hi Will, We are looking to recruit great photographers across the UK and Europe to submit and work with HEX”. HEX is their commercial lifestyle production brand which launched last year. Above and below are examples of recent shoots
They say: ‘In terms of positioning we are keeping the HEX simple – Lifestyle that leans heavily great portraiture & reportage and the work of The Hell Gate. In terms of outlook, to take on material that addresses the unaddressed & the real world.
We are seeking UK & European photographers to submit their work, to collaborate with us on a paid shoot basis & lead our production outside the US. We’ll be doing shoots with HEX art direction that pays & we also need photographers to want to get on board & just submit for royalty. Photographers can contact email@example.com
A great signing for UK based independent photo agency Camera Press here – Photographer Lynn Goldsmith has chosen agency to represent her work in the UK/RoI.
Lynn Goldsmith’s imagery is in numerous collections: The Smithsonian, The Polaroid
Collection, The Kodak Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, The Chicago Museum of
Contemporary Photography, and the permanent collection of Museum Folkwang. She is a
multi-awarded portrait photographer whose work has appeared on and between the covers of Life, Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, People, Elle, Interview, The New Yorker, etc.
Twelve books of her photography have been published. She has been on The New York Times Best Seller list as well as won two Art Direction awards for them: Titles include Rock and Roll Stories, The Police: 1978-1983, Bruce Springsteen- Access All Areas,
The Police, New Kids, Circus Dreams, PhotoDiary, and
• Lynn was the founder of LGI Photo Agency, an organisation which
represented the work of over two hundred worldwide photographers. Established in
1976, LGI was the first agency to specialise in servicing celebrity portraiture for
editorial usage. LGI was sold in 1997 so that Lynn could more fully focus on creating images.
Portrait photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth now has his images exclusively with Hamburg Germany based photo agency INTERTOPICS – Katharina at the agency confirmed to PAN this morning “We represent him in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and we answer direct requests from all over the world.”
They say: ‘When Udo Spreitzenbarth came to New York more than 20 years ago, he knew instantly “This is my kind of town”. The former student of architecture started working as a photographer and within the year one of his pictures made it on a billboard on Times Square. Today you find his portraiture on the covers of international fashion magazines like Vogue, Harper‘s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan. He dedicated an entire exhibition to his work with Tyra Banks and he was the photographer at “America’s Next Topmodel” and he recently opened his second studio at Los Angeles. German clients will now find his work represented exclusively by INTERTOPICS’.
• Since 1979 interTOPICS is renowned for its unique productions in the fields of music, movies and showbiz.
• 5 Million picture database cover the German and international entertainment-scene since the 1920s.
↑ Click though to view another amazing round up of the best medical photos chosen for the Wellcome Image Awards.
↑ This image by by Michael Frank of a pregnant pony uterus has been selected as the overall winner.