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April 26 – 5.3 Minutes To Get Round The Cream Of Our Image Industry

90 picture libraries (that’s 5.3 minutes each if you see everyone), from tiny lesser-known specialists to the biggest names in the industry, are now confirmed as exhibiting at fotofringe 2012, making it the one show editors, designers, picture / art buyers of all kinds just can’t miss.

The Picture Editors say:
David Ofield, Picture Editor, London Evening Standard and new Chairman of Judges at the UK Picture Editors Guild Awards – (attending fotofringe for the first time)
“I very much like the look of the diverse exhibitors listed and will be taking a couple of hours away from the picture desk that day to meet the agencies. I encourage all picture editors and picture researchers to do the same.”

Alan Sparrow, Picture Editor, Metro and Chairman of the UK Picture Editors Guild:
“I loved the show last year, just what the industry needs. No time-wasting and great way to find the unexpected material held in the familiar sources, as well as completely new ones.”

Jackie Swanson, Picture Editor, Country Living Magazine:
“One of the many things that stood out for me was that everyone seemed to be genuinely enjoying the event. No gimmicks, no display boards, limited promotional material and just everyone sitting at tables relaxed and chatting. Surely the best way to do business. I definitely made more meaningful and useful contacts at last year’s fotofringe than at any event I’ve been to previously. And it’s always great to catch up with old friends.”

fotofringe London: 26 April 2012. FREE to Picture users/researchers/designers/creatives
‘fotofringe works brilliantly allowing visiting picture-users to sit with the agencies at their tables and talk to the key people. No time-wasting and no overload.’

Kings Place, the multi-award-winning new central London arts centre and venue for fotofringe, has managed to release a final room to the organisers; which means that Advertising Archives; Flynet Pictures; Getty Images; Kos Picture Source; Photofusion; the Royal Geographic Society; Narratives; Natural History Museum Images; Panos Pictures; SocialStock; Sonia Halliday Photographs and Tate Images are now able to join the rest of the exhibitors to make a show that has doubled in size since the inaugural event last year. And no massive stands or fuss – just the key people, and the key information.

All in one easy day and under one roof in King’s Place:
• 90 exhibiting top-quality picture libraries
• All the key associations for picture people (; Picture Researchers Association; BAPLA; CEPIC)
• Fantastic feedback from picture editors / researchers from 2011: 100% of the survey-results asked the fotofringe team to run it again.

“SEE YOU THERE” say: 4Corners Images; Advertising Archives; AKG Images; Alamy; Ancient Art & Architecture Collection; Arcaid Images; Arcticphoto; Ardea; Arenapal Performing Arts Library; Art Archive/Kobal; AWL Images; Bluegreen Images; Bridgeman Art Library; British Library Images Online; British Museum Images; Camera Press; Cody Images; Collections; Colorsport; Corbis; Country Life; Ecoscene; Education Photos; EWA Stock; Eye Ubiquitous; Flowerphotos; FLPA; Flynet Pictures; Fotolibra; GAP Interiors; GAP Photos; The Garden Collection; Garden World Images; Getty Images; Global Warming Images; Heritage Images; Homer Sykes My British Archive; Ikon Images; Images-4; Image Source; IPC Syndication; Kos Picture Source; LatitudeStock; Lebrecht Music & Arts; Living4Media; Lonely Planet Images; Loupe Images; Magnum Photos; Majority World; Mary Evans Picture Library; Mirrorpix; Natural History Museum; Nature Picture Library; Narratives; National Geographic; NI Syndication; Offside Sports Photography; Panos Pictures, PhotoCuisine; Photofusion; Photoshot; Phototake; Plainpicture; PPL Media; Rex Features; RHS Images; RIA Novosti; Robana Picture Library; Robert Harding; Ronald Grant Archive; Royal Geographic Society; RSPB Nature & Wildlife Images; Science Photo Library; Science & Society; Scope Features and Beauty; SkyScan; Sonia Halliday Photographs; SocialStock; Steve Bloom Images; Stockfood; Superstock; Tate Images;;; VIEW Pictures; Wellcome Images; WENN; Werner Forman Archive; Writer Pictures.

See the PAN report and photos from the first fotofringe event May 2011

Picture libraries: to join the waiting list for exhibiting, please email the organisers, TopFoto, at is Media Partner to fotofringe London