Job: Picture Editor – The Sunday Times Magazine – London

spotted on the NEWS UK careers page:

The Sunday Times Magazine is seeking a picture editor to join a high performing team. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
• Edit and research photographic features as directed, domestically and internationally across a wide range of genres, through to publication
• Communicate effectively with the Director of Photography on current and upcoming projects to ensure that the photographic coverage, and any conceptual treatment, is appropriate for each feature, and to prioritise work appropriately
• Contribute to the production, research, forward planning and/or commissioning of the visual elements for the signature pages of the Magazine
• Liaise with the Magazine Editor and Commissioning Editors on a regular basis to continuously assess daily needs and long-term planning
• Produce photo shoots: cast and hire talent, manage stylists, prop designers, secure locations and permits, orchestrate shoot logistics, select wardrobe, scout, and all other aspects of production
• Effectively manage photographic shoot budgets, negotiate licences, buy-outs, process invoices, and ensure all the photographic team observe best practice in a timely manner
• Maintain long-term relationships with photographers, and also develop new talent
• A “brand ambassador”, representing the title internally and externally – including meeting advertisers and industry representatives
• Be a positive and engaged member of the Magazine and Picture desk
Full details and to apply here

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View: ‘Free the Night’ – PYMCA photography through Westmister tube London until April 12th

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Photo library PYMCA and their new project Youth Club are involved in a photo exhibition at Westminster tube station. The first ever photography exhibition at the station delivered in partnership with TFL and Annin Arts Gallery, the show features large-scale photographic works arranged in the station’s alcoves. There are 24 images in total including those by Sam Taylor-Johnson OBE, Nick Knight OBE, Sir Cecil Beaton, and Juergen Teller. Five images have been contributed from the PYMCA archive – Photographers; Ted Polhemus, John Phillips, Chris Stewart, Catherine Holmes and Naki.
Runs until April 12

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Industry disruptor? – StockUnlimited – ‘download and use as much content as you wish’ – $9.99/month

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Kicking off our reporting this week is a possible industry disruptor – StockUnlimited a new vector graphics, clipart and illustrations stock library official launches this evening with a party at the annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival SXSW show in Austin Texas. The library is offering a monthly subscription all-you-can-use $9.99/month fee.
They say: ‘What really sets StockUnlimited apart from other content providers is our super simple license model. For one low monthly fee, you can download and use as much content as you wish in any projects. No complicated licenses. No daily limits. No credits. No additional fees. Ever.’ ‘As long as you have an active StockUnlimited subscription, you’ll be able to use all your downloaded content on new projects.’
Agency co-founder and CEO Christian Toksvig told PAN over the weekend: “My partners and I are bringing the Netflix model of unlimited content to the stock industry. Our new company is StockUnlimited and it does exactly what it says on the tin – offers unlimited stock content for $9.99 per month. We have secured seed funding from 123RF, one of the leading players within the stock industry. The funding goes towards developing our content and marketing the business. The team is led by Andy Sitt, chairman (founder of 123rf) and me, CEO (ex-head of Biz Dev at Getty). Our soft launch has already taken place with a trial limited to 10,000 beta users. We think we have a small revolution on our hands. Our ambition is to make content accessible to the millions of people who are not currently using stock content, or who are pirating. It will shake up an industry where traditional players like Getty and Shutterstock are charging between $10 and hundreds of dollars for a single image.”
• No news on whether they will be taking on photos or video stock …yet.

↓ Here’s the promo video

From the press release:
StockUnlimited today announces the launch of the world’s first truly unlimited online store for stock vector graphics, clipart and illustrations. StockUnlimited offers an exclusive and growing collection of hundreds of thousands of new and unique designs, and promises to be the definitive resource for graphic designers, design agencies or anyone with graphic design needs.
StockUnlimited’s collection is growing at more than 100,000 new and exclusive designs per month, ensuring that content on the site is always fresh and topical.
StockUnlimited also introduces to the world of stock content a new and simple flat­fee pricing structure. While consumers of books, music and film all over the world have enjoyed unlimited flat­fee services for years, there has been no comparable offering for stock content users until now. StockUnlimited does away with daily download limits, expiring credits, upsells and upgrades, and charges its customers a low flat fee of $9.99 per month.
Speaking about the concept behind StockUnlimited, Christian Toksvig said, “I’ve always been obsessed with making products simple for users. I felt that there were too many complicated rules and limitations around stock content. StockUnlimited is our response to that frustration. We provide great content at an unbeatable price.”

If you are at the SXSW event get an invite to the library launch party here

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Photo library? – we have the best listed

Welcome to If you have arrived in search of stock photos for your publication or creative project please visit our Industry Links page where you will find some of the finest picture libraries, photographers and photo agencies in the world covering every image subject you could possibly require!

• Isabelle Doran, Picture Library Manager at Loupe Images told us: “yes we’d certainly like to renew our listing, we have had a few clients saying they found us from the links on the site.”
To book yours: or call UK: 07802437827

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Jonathan Klein steps down – moves to Chairman – next Getty Images CEO ‘will be an external hire’

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Getty Images celebrates 20 years in business this week, the agency’s leader and co-founder Jonathan Klein is stepping down as CEO into a new role as Chairman. Naturally PAN asked who the next CEO will be – they told us: “There isn’t a specific timeline in place – Jonathan will transition his CEO responsibilities over time (in the immediate term, nothing changes) and will play a critical role in hiring the right person to lead Getty Images into the future. Getty Images will retain a search firm to assist with recruitment. We can confirm that Jonathan’s successor as CEO will be an external hire. ”

Getty on the 20th anniversary: ‘For the past 20 years, Co-Founder and CEO Jonathan Klein has led Getty Images as it pioneered every significant industry innovation, establishing the company as the pre-eminent business and brand in the market globally. Today, Getty Images announces plans to expand its footprint in the consumer space, as Jonathan Klein transitions into a new role as Chairman.’
Today the company disrupts once again with the launch of its bold new consumer website, which enables seamless sharing of content and introduces hand-curated ‘best of’ galleries. Designed for people who are passionate about photography, the new experience caters to the 97 per cent of visitors to who enjoy viewing the world’s best imagery, rather than licensing for commercial or editorial purposes.
“Getty Images has a 20 year history of leadership, disruption and innovation and we look forward to a strong and successful future. We continue to build on the success of recent changes implemented in our market-leading midstock business and are eager to fulfil the potential of a more consumer-facing strategy. With a strong leadership team in place, the time is right for me to transition to the role of Chairman,” said Jonathan Klein, Co-Founder and CEO, Getty Images.
“Mark Getty and I created Getty Images because we believe that imagery has the power to change the world. That is truer today than ever before. Visual content is playing an increasing role in the way the world communicates and we see great opportunities ahead. I have every confidence in our business, our people, our award-winning content and our unrivalled expertise. Getty Images’ 20th anniversary is an excellent time to hand the reins to our next CEO, who will build on these strong foundations.”
Eliot Merrill, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group, said, “Jonathan built Getty Images into an iconic global brand. We support his move to Chairman and we are pleased he will continue as our partner once a new CEO is named. We are excited about Getty Images’ future and look forward to fostering the continued growth of this remarkable company.”

CV’s in the post to Jonathan we guess – if you are in London send an email, he’s in town!

• Jonathan Tweeted this afternoon: ‘Very excited to be with the team in London to celebrate @GettyImages 20 years!’
• View a lightbox 20 of Getty Images’ most iconic images
• PAN has been online and reporting on the stock photo industry for 16 of Jonathan’s 20 years – View Getty Images on PAN

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View: Travel photo library editor’s choice

Fraser Hall is the stock photo editor at the Robert Harding World Imagery view his pick of the latest contributor images

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Go See: Group photo show – ‘New York’ – includes Ernst Haas, Helen Levitt & Vivian Maier – Paris

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20 March – 22 May, 2015 – Les Douches la Galerie, 5 RUE LEGOUVÉ 75010 PARIS

If you find a way to visit Paris let PAN know how this show looks: New York, a group show including Berenice Abbott, Tom Arndt, Arlene Gottfried, Ernst Haas, Helen Levitt, Vivian Maier, Ray Metzker, Louis Stettner, and Sabine Weiss. Through a wide bench of photographs, the exhibition captures the spirit of this most fascinating city, each image possessing its own style.

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Shutterstock paid its contributors $83,605,000 in 2014 – up $20M from 2013

Shutterstock just released their Contributor Earnings Report for 2014 – every second they are selling four images, videos, illustrations, music clips or vectors adding up to last years figure of just over $80M distributed through the contributing creatives.
They say: ‘This new annual report lets us be more transparent than ever before, looking at a decade of contributor growth and tracking the amount paid to contributors around the world.’ …view the stats

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Job: Senior picture researcher to manage a team of picture researchers – The Times London

Spotted on News UK
Senior picture researcher, News
The Times is looking for a senior picture researcher to manage a team of picture researchers.
The news picture research team provide the picture editor with compelling picture packages for the news, foreign and business sections in print, on tablet, smartphone and web.
Full details and to apply

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Two PAN readers bag a copy of Getty Images Year in Focus book

Congrats to two lucky PAN readers who’s names were pulled out the hat at the PAN office to win a copy of the Getty Images book Year in Focus. The WINNERS are …Jaime Pedregosa a picture researcher in a TV based in Barcelona, Spain who tweeted the arrival of his copy ↑ above and Barbara Mehrl a picture researcher based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Huge thanks to Kylie at the Getty Images PR office in London who made the books available and arranged postage to our readers.
Read the original offer posted 28 Jan – Photo book: ‘Year in Focus’ – Getty Images – 2 copies available for PAN readers

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30th anniversary: stock photo library Photo Resource Hawaii

Not sure PAN will make it to the party but congrats anyway to Photo Resource Hawaii who has specialised in selling stock photos of the islands since 1985. The collection boasts over 20,000+ images from over 85 of Hawaii’s best photographers covering Hawaiian culture and environment, outdoor activities, health and wellness, island living and other travel related themes across Hawaii and the Pacific.
Photo Resource Hawaii (PRH) was founded by Tami Kauakea Winston in 1985. Tami began her career at the age of 17 when she moved to Hawaii and began photographing the islands. Her work has appeared in numerous travel publications including National Geographic Traveler, Eye Witness Travel Guide to Hawaii, AAA Journey Magazine, Hana Hou, Hawaii and Honolulu Magazines. She was the primary contributing photographer for Healing Vacations in Hawaii, a guidebook to wellness travel options on Hawaii’s Big Island.

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Shutterstock continues as Global Partner to Art Directors Club NY – 2015

The ADC Art Directors Club ‘the first non-profit global membership organization to celebrate and award the global creative community’ has announced its continued partnership with photo agency Shutterstock.
As an ‘ADC Global Partner’, Shutterstock will be involved in all ADC programs, events and channels, and will be ‘key partner’ in the ADC Festival of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design, ADC Young Guns, Portfolio Night 13 and Portfolio Night All-Stars throughout 2015. – View those events here
“I am thrilled to forge ahead in our work with Shutterstock,” said ADC Executive Director Ignacio Oreamuno. “I’m proud of what we have been able to accomplish together in the past year, and look forward to continuing to provide the resources that ADC members and the global creative community need to be successful in their careers,” Oreamuno continued.
Cara Dussich, Shutterstock’s Strategic Partnerships Manager on the partnership says: “We are committed to supporting ADC’s core values of inspiring creativity, encouraging craftsmanship and pioneering innovation among its global community of creative professionals,”. “This year we plan to further enhance programming, offering increased value to the community.”

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ACSIL reports Stock footage business UP 40% from 2011 survey

The Association of Commercial Stock Image Licensors (ACSIL) in America has reported on it’s third ACSIL Global Survey of Stock Footage Companies (AGS3) ‘The $550MM global business represents a 40% increase from 2011, when the market was estimated at $394MM.’
More on our stock footage site

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PAN Interview: Susi Paz – Freelance multimedia photo editor – on using photo library websites, keywording and stock photo searches

In this latest stock photo industry interview freelance multimedia photo editor Susi tells us the functions she likes on photo library websites, what she does not like and a feature she would like to see on all sites, how she searches for the right image and how she likes to be marketed to. Enjoy the read.

Susi Paz – Multimedia photo editor / Freelance
Location: UK Wide

How long have you been a freelance picture editor?
On and off 20+ years.

Where are you working at the moment?
In an office with a nice view of the Cotswolds.

What photo projects are working on?
An LA riot book, a healthcare campaign and a private dinner speech video for a royal function.

Which photo library did you last buy an image from?
Magnum Photos

Did you speak to anyone at the library?
Oh yes :).

How was their website for search and download?
Very good.

How quickly did you get the images you needed?
Very quick.

What is the best function on a photo library website?
Download high res button.

What features do you expect from a photo library website?
A good search facility and a prominent phone number.

What feature would like to see on every photo library website?
I love placing my cursor on top of a picture to magnify it with a brief caption. I like that very much.

Do you like to search a photo library first without having to register or login?
Yes, but I understand why you have to do it. I like seeing if what I want is in the collection first and then, if the nuggets are there I don’t mind registering. I love it when you register and you instantly get access, if I have to wait then I tend to move on and leave it to last.

When did you last visit a photo library office?
Before the word social became something you did online instead of in a club, pub or by a lightbox in a picture library.

What photo subject do you struggle to find good content on?
It’s all about the keywords for me, if the keywords are right then I will find the picture.

How do you keep up to date with your favourite photo libraries? Twitter / Facebook / Newsletters?
They send me emails or tweets. I closed my facebook account, thank God!

How do you like to be contacted by a new photo library or photographer?
Phone calls or emails, I really don’t mind.

Which photo licensing industry events do you attend?
Fotofringe BAPLA, and anything that comes to the UK if it has different years in different places.

How do you remember which library has what content?
On the whole I scatter gun my searches as you find things in the strangest of places. If there is something specific I’m after, say food, I will go to the BAPLA directory to see who is on there or look at who is sponsoring these days. That’s how I found The Picture Pantry, lovely photos, really lovely photos.

If you find a a cracking image from a library you are NOT registered with and something almost similar but not quite the ticket on one of your regular libraries, what would you do?
Cracking image, every time. Otherwise that would make me very sh*t. I don’t do sh*t.

Do you use Google Images to search for stock photos?

Have you licensed a photo directly from a Google Images sources search?

Which keywords would you use to find an image of a modern looking Full English Breakfast?
Fry up or British breakfast (just in case a foreigner did the keywording).

How do you keep in touch with what’s happening in the industry?
I always read (that isn’t a licky, crawly plug, I just do). I also like looking at The Drum and newsletters from photographers’ agents.

Pub or Restaurant?
Ye Olde Pub.

Cinema or roller skating?

Printed Magazines you subscribe to?
Stack, they send me a different mag from around the World every month.

Online magazines you subscribe to?
None, I really should. But to be honest I just don’t have the time.

iTunes or Spotify?
Radio 4, darling

• You can contact Susi via her Listing
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Thanks for your time on this interview Susi, see you again on the 23 April at fotofringe London

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Did Stockbo photo agency sell?

Domain name seller Flippa has royalty free stock photo agency Stockbo on it’s books …For Sale
Looks like bidding ran out over 50 days ago, did anyone pick it up?

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