Frankfurt, Germany based photo agency Picture Alliance are now exclusively licensing Associated Press photos in Germany and Austria through a brand new dedicated portal available to their registered picture buyers. The new portal called ‘AP Images’ and enables picture buyers access to 4 million AP breaking news, entertainment, sports and historical photos. The deal is part of the agreement between AP’s commercial photo unit, AP Images, and the German Press Agency dpa – owner of Picture Alliance.
“We are very pleased to distribute this outstanding partner exclusively in Germany and Austria,” said Edith Stier-Thompson, managing director of picture alliance. “AP Images’ high-quality and exceptional photos perfectly complement our contemporary and historical images. Along with the dpa-archive we are able to offer a unique selection of historical content.”
“We’re delighted to be working with dpa’s picture alliance to expand our reach in an important region of the world,” said Fernando Ferre, vice president of AP Images. “We are also very proud to represent dpa’s outstanding collection outside of Germany and Austria. This partnership furthers our mission of being a one-stop shop for all imagery needs to our clients and is among many recent efforts to expand our offerings, one of the largest collections held by a news organization in the world.”