View: New offices – The Hollywood Archive and PictureLux Agency – Culver City, CA

↑ Joseph Martinez and the photo agency’s new offices in the Culver City area

Celebrity, entertainment and historical stock photography The Hollywood Archive and celebrity and entertainment photo agency PictureLux Agency are starting the new year in new facilities right across the street from Sony Pictures in downtown Culver City, California …in part due to Culver City’s long history in Motion Picture and TV production.

The new address:
10220 Culver Blvd. #205 A
Culver City, CA 90232

They say: Although unaffiliated with Sony, with this move adjacent to the Sony Pictures Complex, The Hollywood Archive gains an office presence that reflects our strong Culver City – Entertainment Industry ties and accommodates our future growth plans. Since the 1920s, Culver City has been a significant center for motion picture and later television production, best known as the home of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. It was also the headquarters for the Hughes Aircraft Company from 1932 to 1985. National Public Radio West and Sony Pictures Entertainment now have headquarters in the city. The NFL Network studio is also based in Culver City.

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Photographer Richard Young – iconic 70’s & 80’s celebrity photos now via IDS platform

↑ Sophia Loren London 1982 ©Richard Young

Photographer Richard Young has been at the forefront of celebrity photography in the UK for 40 years, his image archive of material from the 70s and 80s is now available directly on IDS the editorial photo delivery platform.

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↑ Richard – ©Lorenzo Agius
• View Richard’s latest book ‘Night Clubbing’
• All the current and existing material will continue to be syndicated through Rex Features.

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Drones: 10 News media companies partner Virginia Tech for controlled safety testing

↑ Drone shot ©David Jacobs

A coalition of 10 news media companies has announced that it has partnered with Virginia Tech for the testing of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to gather news. Virginia Tech leads the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, one of six test sites established by Congress to collect data on the use of UAS. Congress set up the test sites to assist the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in formulating regulations to integrate UAS into the national airspace.
The partnership between the news media coalition and Virginia Tech is designed to conduct controlled safety testing of a series of real-life scenarios where the news media could use small UAS technology to gather the news.

The 10 news media companies are:
• Advance Publications, Inc.
• A.H. Belo Corp
• The Associated Press
• Gannett Co., Inc
• Getty Images (US), Inc
• NBCUniversal
• The New York Times Company
• The E.W. Scripps Company
• Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc
• The Washington Post
AP Director of Photography Santiago Lyon said about the tests “The AP is excited to join with these other leading media companies in exploring the safe and responsible use of drone technology for newsgathering purposes that further our understanding of current events,”
The coalition has been working since mid-2014 through the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP to develop the testing protocols with Virginia Tech.

• Read all our Drone news articles

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Latest photo industry jobs on PAN

• Creative Operations Assistant – Tech Team – Image Source London
• Picture Library Administrator and Researcher at Music & Culture Photo Library
• Deputy Editor – Camera Press London – immediate start

Details on the Jobs page

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Shutterstock expands with two acquisitions

Shutterstock is expanding their focus on editorial and Music through two acquisitions, UK editorial photo agency Rex Features and music library PremiumBeat.
Jon Oringer, Shutterstock founder and CEO says: “The acquisition of Rex Features marks our substantive entry into editorial imagery — a new market for Shutterstock with significant potential and many opportunities to better serve global media companies,” and… “We are excited to add such a complementary business in PremiumBeat, with a fast-growing customer base and an extraordinary collection,”. “We understand the intersection between music and video and believe that music licensing will benefit from the same, strong market demand we are capitalizing on with video.”

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Job: Creative Operations Assistant – Tech Team – Image Source London

Image Source are looking for a graduate, Creative Operations Assistant to join their Tech Team, reporting to the Creative Operations Manager.
The role involves extensive use of in-house systems (training will be given) and Excel (including the use of formulae and formatting).
The role relies on strong relationships with colleagues, photographers and distributors, this candidate will therefore be personable and be willing to work at developing relationships with all three of these groups.
Prior experience working in the stock industry and an interest in photography would be valuable.

Key Responsibilities
• Monthly distribution to our channel network
• Third Party content imports to website and internal systems
• Image clearance requests and restriction management
• Internal Quality Control of data
• Distributor setup, support and admin
• Support for the Direct Sales & Channel Sales Team

Skills Required
• Good Excel knowledge and manipulation skills
• Good communication & language skills
• Strong problem-solving & analytical skills
• Comfortable handling large quantities of data
• Clear technical interest and aptitude
• Ability to balance multiple priorities
• Flexible approach to working hours to meet deadlines
• Highly organised with an eye for detail
• Focused, proactive attitude
• Proficient with PC & Mac
• Team worker

Apply: Send your CV with a cover letter to

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Watch: Jonathan Klein – Getty Images business model and controlling intellectual property

Jonathan Klein does a good job here explaining the editorial and stock photo industry -and Getty Images- to the Yale School of Management in a Q&A interview published this week entitled ‘Who Owns that Picture’

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Go See: AP Images ‘Super Moments’ football photo exhibit – at Super Bowl XLIX

Dwight White, right, a member of Pittsburgh’s vaunted “Steel Curtain” defense, chases down Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach in the second quarter of Super Bowl X at the Orange Bowl in Miami on Jan. 18, 1976. The Steelers’ come-from-behind 21-17 win made this one of the most entertaining games in the first Super Bowl decade. (AP Photo)

As football fans around America look forward to the excitement of Super Bowl XLIX the Associated Press will be celebrating the game’s rich history with a photo exhibit near the University of Phoenix Stadium, where the big game will be played.
Featuring 50 compelling AP images, including a photo from every Super Bowl game since the first in 1967, the exhibit will showcase the trials and triumphs of football’s biggest contest. The 2014 championship was the most-watched television event in U.S. history.
“AP photojournalists have been documenting the Super Bowl since it began,” said Santiago Lyon, AP vice president and director of photography. “We’re thrilled to offer some of their best work ahead of this year’s game.”
The exhibit, which is free, opens Friday, Jan 9 at Gallery Glendale, 9830 W. Westgate Blvd in Glendale, Arizona. Open: on Fridays and Saturdays in January, as well as on Sunday, Jan. 25 (Pro Bowl game day), and on Sunday, Feb. 1 (Super Bowl Sunday), from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. PST.

• AP Images is the exclusive commercial photo partner for the NFL. In 1996, AP became the first news organisation to cover a Super Bowl without film, using only digital cameras, at Super Bowl XXX in Tempe, Arizona.

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Peter Turnley CNN photo slideshow: Charlie Hebdo attacks – ‘Paris stands together’

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PAN reader photojournalist Peter Turnley who’s images of the Charlie Hebdo attacks march through Paris on the 11 January were chosen for CNN slideshows reporting the event.
Peter told PAN: “I was working independently and offered this package to CNN once the photographs were made. I’ve made over the course of several years several photo montages with my voice over for CNN. I maintain all rights to the photographs”

Click it ↑ Peter says: ‘I hope you’ll take a look at this CNN video, “Capturing the faces and feelings of Paris” of my photographs and words from yesterday’s march in Paris when millions of people stood together shouted no to terror and violence, and yes to freedom of expression, liberty, and democracy.’
For photographs of this historic moment, please see “Paris stands together”.

Peter is based in Paris.

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View: Nature Picture Library contributing photographers 2014 photo awards success

Photo © Bruno D’Amicis /

UK based Nature Picture Library have started their 2015 announcements with a round-up of contributors success in the major European photography competitions of 2014.
They say: We’d like to congratulate all our photographers on their awards success in 2014 and we hope for more good news in 2015.

Here’s the lineup:
• Neil Aldridge was overall winner of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
• Alex Badyaev, Bruno D’Amicis, Tim Laman and Bence Mate were all category winners in the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
• Ben Cranke, Pal Hermansen and Sven Zacek won first prizes in the Melvita awards.
• Pete Cairns, Alex Mustard, Andrew Parkinson and Nick Upton each won a category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards.

All the winning images are showcased here and are available to license.

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In pictures: Bloomberg political coverage 2014 by Bloomberg photojournalists

Bloomberg's Best Photos 2014
↑ U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, laughs during an event for the Council on Women and Girls in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014. U.S. President Barack Obama signed a presidential memorandum establishing a White House task force to protect students from sexual assault. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg.

The photo department at news and photo service Bloomberg have put together a smart gallery of images showing The Year in Photos – As shot by Bloomberg photojournalists, from Washington to the campaign trail.

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In the PAN post: The News Syndication 2015 Calendar – ‘SE1′

To celebrate their move from Wapping to London Bridge the photo library and syndication team from the Times, Sunday Times and The Sun newspapers have produced a desk calendar featuring the SE1 area of London …and they sent us a copy – thanks Allison, Happy New Year! Picture Desks – if you don’t have yours yet contact the News Syndication team here

View and license the images from the SE1 calendar here

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Getty Images – ‘the most moving images of 2014 as voted by the public’

↑ Powerful imagery of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia by award-winning Getty Images photographer John Moore was top of mind globally with his photos voted #1, #2 and #7 respectively.

Getty Images have released the results of their 10 most moving images of 2014 as voted by the global public.
A total of 294,219 votes were cast from 164 countries globally on photos included in Getty Images’ Year in Focus (scroll down for the video), an expert curation of the defining images and videos that encapsulate 2014’s most important moments in the world of news, sport, entertainment and archive anniversaries and obituaries.
↑Pierre Crom’s photo of the Air Malaysia passenger jet crash in Eastern Ukraine was voted #3.

↑ #9; Harry Borden’s portrait of Robin Williams

↑ watch a short video showcasing the images of 2014

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People: Danielle Bennison-Brown appointed Director of Video Content of Condé Nast Britain

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↑ Danielle Bennison-Brown has been appointed Director of Video Content of Condé Nast Britain
…on now

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Go See: Through the Lens, an American Century: Corbis & Vivian Maier

‘The Washington State University Museum of Art is proud to present two distinct exhibitions in Through the Lens: An American Century – Corbis & Vivian Maier, which explore the personal and public uses of photography featuring some of the most famous images in history and – with a recent discovery – the most private.
Exhibition: January 12 – April 3, MOA Gallery, Washington State University campus.

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