Visual media news and updates from Visual Connections
YPA Hosting First Fundraising Gala November 5th at Morgan Library
On November 5th, Young Photographers Alliance will be hosting their
2014 Fundraising Gala. Initiated by YPA President and photographer Bob Hendriks, this inaugural event will demonstrate the necessity and demand for nurturing photography as a method of visual storytelling. Attendees will be privy to a special exhibit of top selected works from YPA’s scholarship recipients and mentoring participants. Official YPA Awards will be announced during the evening, including a Lifetime Achievement Award to world renowned photographer, David LaChapelle, and a YPA Legend Award to Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director of ASMP.
Novel Expression, Premier Source of Genre Fiction Cover Imagery, Announces Launch
There is a new player in the world of genre fiction cover imagery: Novel Expression. Novelexpression.com offers thousands of fully released images created specifically for the genre fiction market, with an early emphasis on the Historical and Regency niches. Founder Sheridan Stancliff of SheridanInk.com identified a gap in the marketplace while searching for stock photography for new releases for the authors in her stable. Calling upon her background in commercial photography, she enlisted photographer Chip Latshaw to lay a plan for creating an upscale agency with historically accurate costumes and professional models. Ellen Herbert of NEAT Production was brought on bringing production quality and a base of knowledge about the commercial stock photography.
DisabilityImages.com Adds New Imagery from Design Pics
DisabilityImages.com, the unique stock source for high quality images of real people with real disabilities, is pleased to add yet another collection of imagery from Design Pics. Design Pics is a long-time leader in digital imagery with a growing collection of imagery representing issues and lifestyles of people with disabilities. This collection is highlighted by Adaptive Golf, showing how people play the sport with a Spinal Cord Injury. Plus, family life with Down Syndrome, shows how families can have fun together, and romantic holiday images of a woman with a Spinal Cord Injury. Disability Images represents work that is highly edited, authentic, and inclusive of visible and invisible disabilities at a time when it is important to highlight all minorities in marketing and advertising.
Thousands of years of visual culture made available through Wellcome Images
Over 100,000 images, including manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements, are freely available through Wellcome Images. Drawn from the historical holdings of the world-renowned Wellcome Library, the images have been released under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence. Hi-res images can be downloaded directly from the Wellcome Images website for users to freely copy, distribute, edit, manipulate and build upon as they wish, and are available for personal or commercial use.
DisabilityImages.com Adds Design Pics Imagery to Stock Collection
DisabilityImages.com, the leading stock source for high quality images of real people with real disabilities, is pleased to announce that Design Pics will be included on the website. Design Pics is a long-time leader in digital imagery with a growing collection of imagery representing issues and lifestyles of people with disabilities.
Search and Compare All Major Royalty-Free Stock Image Sites With New Microstock.photos Engine
Buyers of royalty-free stock images will soon have a powerful new tool to help them navigate the enormous universe of images and sales outlets thanks to a new search engine called microstock.photos, which has indexed more than 30 million photos from iStockphoto, Shutterstock, Fotolia, PressFoto and others. Users can search by title, keyword, orientation, size and color as well as blank area for copy. Search results reveal images from all the sites that are either identical or similar and provides comparative cost and licensing options.
PressFoto Introduces ImageRent – Stock Image Rental for as Low as One Penny
Royalty-free stock image innovator, PressFoto, announced ImageRent, a new service that makes more than three million stock photos immediately available for commercial, editorial or personal use online at a minimal cost – in many cases as low as a single penny. Rather than purchasing the images outright, customers pay a “rental fee” for the rights to use the image. The fee is based on the number of times the image is seen at a fixed rate of $.01 per thousand views. Images may also be used on social media sites free of charge.
Bridgeman Studio Award 2014: Competition in association with Creative Review
To coincide with the debut of Bridgeman Studio, a new online platform representing contemporary artists, Bridgeman has launched the Bridgeman Studio Award 2014 in partnership with Creative Review. The winner of the competition, on the theme of ‘Joy’, will win $800 and a year’s subscription to Bridgeman Studio offering professional representation for their work. Five runners up will receive one free year’s subscription on Bridgeman Studio or $150.
Founder of The Bridgeman Art Library awarded CBE
The Bridgeman Art Library is proud to announce that its founder and Chairman, Harriet Bridgeman, has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the arts. This honor is awarded to individuals for personal bravery, achievement, or service to the United Kingdom and the British Overseas Territories. Harriet Bridgeman founded The Bridgeman Art Library in 1972, which provides both a central source of fine art images for reproduction as well as generating additional income for museums and galleries. In 2006, she founded the The Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS) of which she is the managing director, to collect royalties for artists under the European Union’s Resale Right Directive.
Visual Connections New York 2013 ‘The Best in Years’
Finally it looks like the stock visual media industry is seeing a pick-up after the longest downturn in living memory. Already the world’s largest marketing event devoted to commercial licensing of visual media, Visual Connections New York drew more buyers and exhibitors this year than in 2012. Buyers could learn about 72 different stock agency brands from around the world, including 21 new to New York and 22 from outside the US (Canada, UK, Germany, Sweden and Argentina).