Search for content, post, videos – Founded and Edited by Will Carleton -PAN- provides news and information about stock photo and footage agencies and libraries, news photo agencies, editorial photographers and the photo licensing industry in general.
Founded in 1998 by Will Carleton, the site has since become the go-to source for news and insights into the digital media licensing industries. [email protected] @PANUpdate

PAN covers a range of topics including industry news, industry people and jobs
The site is a valuable resource for anyone working in, or interested in, the commercial stills and footage business.
The site is read by photo and footage library and agency owners and their staff, picture editors, art directors, picture researchers, news & stock photographers. Here’s what some of our lovely 25K monthly visitors say about the site. is Media Partner to:
UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards from 2010 – ongoing
Photojournalism Nights 2019 – ongoing
Fotofringe 2011 – 2017


Photo Archive News started as a weekly fax news service in 1998 and went online in May 2001 – our newsletter runs weekly.

Our history project – The Press Photo History   locates ‘unfindable’ press photographers, photo collections and photo archives for image licensing.

Contact Will on +44(0)7802437827 [email protected]

My day involves reporting the latest photo licensing industry news, network photo agencies and locating hard to find copyrights.

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Most of the articles on this site are © they are researched and written up by Will Carleton. The content arrives via our worldwide industry network and press releases. Some images are supplied to us directly.
If you want to use any images you see on this site PLEASE make sure you find the copyright holder – most of the images will have a notice of © or will link directly to the owner –  if you do feel the temptation to ‘lift’ an image from this site …their web-bots WILL find you.
DO use our words in for any educational research or none-profit websites – please make sure you run a credit ( © ) with a link back to the original article or – at least – the home page, and send me a link to your article – Thanks.

I hope you continue to enjoy the read.
Will Carleton | [email protected] | +44 (0)7802437827 1998 – 2023

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