About Visual Connections

Visual Connections (formerly Picturehouse Marketing US) is all about connecting you to suppliers of stock and commissioned imagery, and other visual media.

We run annual networking events in New York and other cities in North America, where you can meet image and footage suppliers, learn about industry trends at our sessions, and network with peers.

We also run an international online directory of visual media suppliers, which is free to search.

The Team

Visual Connections (formerly Picturehouse Marketing US) is owned and run by two leading professionals in the stock image industry:

Deborah Free has over 25 years of experience in developing and marketing stock agencies, as President of Natural Selection until 1998, long-term consultant to StockFood, and organizer of industry events in New York, Chicago and San Francisco since 2003.

Edward Leigh has over 20 years of experience of IT in the stock photo industry, as Research & Development Manager at Getty Images until 1996, and as a technical consultant to many agencies starting up or making the transition to the digital age.

Together with Jerry Tavin and Janou Pakter, they founded the Young Photographers Alliance in 2009 to inspire, nurture and promote the next generation of image makers.

The company

Visual Connections LLC was originally incorporated as Picturehouse Marketing US, LLC after acquiring exclusive rights from Michael Brown of Picturehouse (UK) to hold events in North America using the Picturehouse name. Visual Connections® and Image Sources are trading names of Visual Connections LLC, which is registered in Genesee County, New York, USA.


New York Expo 2016

Our next New York expo will be on October 27, 2016 at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

Chicago Expo 2016

See a review of our most recent expo in Chicago on May 5, 2016.


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Recent Blog Posts

Industry News

Gado Images Launches Visualizing the Valley Initiative

Through a partnership with Silicon Valley Historical Association, Gado Images’ Visualizing the Valley shares historical and contemporary imagery of Silicon Valley.

Visual Connections New York 2016: lots new to look forward to!

Visual Connections returns to New York on Thursday, October 27th to stage another free discovery, networking and education event exclusively for buyers and commissioners of photography, footage and illustration.

British Airways Launch the i360 with Global Drone Footage by Airstoc

UK-based startup Airstoc provided global drone footage for the launch of the British Airway i360, the world’s tallest moving observation tower.

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