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Image Source Acquires Cultura – Aims To Be Image Content Powerhouse

‘Image Source Group acquires Cultura Creative to create premium content powerhouse’
Stock photo agency Image Source and stock photo creator Cultura Creative have announced the merger of their businesses. Cultura Creative was founded in 2007 by Anthony Harris, former VP of Photographer Relations at Getty Images.
Image Source founder Christina Vaughan remains as Chief Executive Officer of the new entity with Anthony joining as Chief Operating Officer. David Bloom, also ex-Getty Images, becomes the group’s Chief Financial Officer. Mobeus Equity Partners retains its investment in the business. The company aims to maintain the existing collections of Image Source and Cultura but will look to expand and develop in key markets, expanding its North American and Asian reach, as well as taking a progressive approach to new product innovation.
Anthony commented, “This is an important transaction for both our companies. We recognise the strong cultural fit, a shared commitment and passion for high end premium priced imagery, and an opportunity to provide market driven art direction, better systems and more licensing opportunities to our photographers and agents.”