A new photography licensing agency specialising in all aspects of race and cultural diversity has been launched today called Autograph Media – take a look here: www.autograph.media
Steve Blogg, formerly a senior director at Getty Images and Dr Mark Sealy MBE, director of Autograph ABP, a leading visual arts organisation with a gallery based at Rivington Place in Shoreditch, spearhead the new agency. Autograph Media is targeting media publishers, broadcast and film industries.
Autograph Media’s launch collection already covers a wide range of subjects, from the abolition of slavery to the recent refugee crisis and includes photo partnerships with prominent individual photographers and established agencies including Magnum Photos, Africa Media Online and Getty Images. Initially serving the UK, USA and other English-speaking markets, the agency will host a growing collection which provides rare, new and alternative perspectives on both historical and contemporary people and events.
Steve Blogg (left) Director at Autograph Media and long time PhotoArchiveNews.com reader told us yesterday evening: “We see the launch collection as just the beginning of the new agency. We look forward to welcoming new partners and photographers with images both archival and contemporary that have explored issues around diversity”.
Contact Steve here: email@example.com
Mark Sealy comments, “Today’s launch is truly historic. No one else does what we’re doing. We will be providing content that enables new and different perspectives on global events to emerge.”
“At Autograph Media we want to ensure that it doesn’t take decades for people and their stories to be recognised by making the very best images of them easily accessible. People like Bessie Coleman, an American, who in the 1920s became the first black woman to qualify as a stunt pilot. Such stories aren’t widely known and form part of our offer entitled ‘Missing Chapters’.”
Hamish Crooks, Global Licensing Director at Magnum Photos says, “When Autograph Media approached us, we knew instantly that it was something we wanted to be a part of. We hope this partnership will show audiences a different side of Magnum and highlight some of our amazing photography that they may not have already seen. We’re delighted to be a part of this industry-leading initiative.”