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.


Chicago Image Expo 2016

We are returning to Chicago on Thursday, May 5, 2016 with a one-day expo and program of sessions.

New York Expo 2015

See a review of our most recent expo in New York on October 28.


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Recent Blog Posts

Industry News

Treasures of the Celts from the Werner Forman Archive

The late Werner Forman’s images of some of the outstanding Celtic pieces currently on exhibition at the British Museum are available for licensing from Werner Forman Archive.

Visual Connections New York: It’s Not Just About Stock!

Visual Connections is drawing artist reps and production companies to its New York 2015 expo at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

Workbook to sponsor Visual Connections New York Image Expo 2015

Workbook, the leading marketing resource for commercial photographers and illustrators, will be the Principal Sponsor of this year’s Visual Connections Image Expo at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York on October 28.

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