Corbis and Retna (U.S.) have announced a new agreement to make Retna’s celebrity and entertainment photography available through Corbis.
With the new partnership, Corbis is in the process of adding 250,000 images from the Retna archive and will be adding thousands more of the freshest images every week from Retna’s comprehensive red carpet and breaking news entertainment coverage.
‘Retna has incredibly talented photographers with access to all the big name premiers, concerts, festivals and other celebrity events,’ said Anil Ramchand, Director, News, Sports and Entertainment, Corbis. ‘Corbis now provides these photographers with unparalleled global distribution, and the news media will now have easy access to the latest and greatest in celebrity photography like never before at Corbis.’
Retna is one of the largest independent photo agencies in the world. The collection includes celebrity, music, stock/lifestyle, fashion and event photography from 1850 to present day and is available for licensing by professional picture buyers.
‘This partnership allows us to have a strong, trusted partner to distribute the highly valued work of our photographers to customers around the world,’ said Jessica Daly, CEO, Retna. ‘Our world-class photographers are now truly on the global stage themselves.’
Corbis offers some of the world’s best celebrity photography through its Corbis OutlineTM and Corbis Entertainment collections. Corbis Outline is the leader in high quality in-studio celebrity portraiture from the world’s best photographers. It features originality and glamour at its best with iconic images that exude imagination and style. Corbis Entertainment offers fresh, glamorous, candid images from the red carpet, award ceremonies, movie premieres, fashion show catwalks and parties covered by Corbis plus Retna, Women’s Wear Daily, epa and Reuters photographers.
To view images from the new Retna collection, visit www.corbis.com/entertainment.
NOTE FROM RETNA UK: A Retna UK spokesperson told photoarchivenews.com
“Retna UK and Retna US were sold to different owners in 2005 and have operated as entirely separate entities since then. Over time, the two companies have taken divergent paths in response to a fast-changing market.
Retna UK has chosen to remain independent in order to better serve our customers and photographers who benefit from close personal attention, an expert and dedicated team and carefully directed distribution.
We look forward with interest to seeing how Retna US prospers with a global corporate partner”.