UK based independent photo library Robert Harding World Imagery has acquired Specialist Stock a comprehensive collection of photo and footage libraries, supplying environmental themed stock to international broadcasters, publications, NGOs and the education sector.
The acquisition will mean that Robert Harding becomes an authority in themes such as global warming and green energy and kick starts the incorporation of footage into their collection.
Robert Harding, Managing Director at Robert Harding World Imagery, told PhotoArchiveNews.com this morning: “We’re delighted to acquire this excellent collection for two reasons. It gives us a leading edge in environmental and nature imagery and makes us a major player in video.” The deal will also be a boost to Specialist Stock’s contributors, exposing their material to Robert Harding’s wide, well-established client base and strong international partner network.
Specialist Stock’s Managing Director Tom Walmsley is confident that Robert Harding will allow the collection to grow further. “In a global market it needs a substantial company with an international reputation to do justice to this wonderful archive. I am confident that Robert Harding is the right company to help the collection reach wider audiences and become even better than it is today.”
✮ To view the images & video in the Specialist Stock collection here www.specialiststock.com
✮ To license the images & video contact Robert Harding World Imagery on +44 (0)20 7478 4135.
✮ Specialist Stock content will be incorporated into www.robertharding.com at a later date.
Robert Harding World Imagery was founded in the UK in 1972 by Canadian photographer Robert Harding. It is known for supplying high quality travel imagery – including destinations, cultures, peoples, earthscapes, world heritage sites and wildlife – to international book publishers, magazines, travel companies and creatives. The company is based in Maidenhead, Berkshire and it has around 800 photographers working in over 100 countries worldwide.
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Will Carleton (owner at PhotoArchiveNews.com) worked as adviser to Specialist Stock on the sale of the business.