Visual media news and updates from Visual Connections
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).
Young Photographers Alliance Announces New President
Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) is announcing its new president. After four successful years, Jerry Tavin, the current President, will step down. It is with great pleasure that the YPA welcomes Bob Hendriks, founder and manager of In Transit Images, as Tavin’s successor. Tavin will be staying on as Honorary Chairman.
Zoomy Images Launches New Stock Photo Agency for the Creative Industry
Zoomy Images LLC, an on-line image and audio provider for the creative industry, has launched its service today through its web site, www.zoomyimages.com. Zoomy Images is a Los Angeles-based, on-line stock photo agency serving the creative market’s demand for stock imagery and audio files. Zoomy offers high quality, affordable stock images designed specifically to meet the needs of the creative industry. Zoomy aims to save time and provide more accurate search results through its technology-enabled search software. Merging reverse image search with a face recognition technology that enables visually similar image results and high quality imagery, Zoomy Images delivers fewer but more relevant search results. Zoomy Images offers to cut the clutter and deliver results.
Young Photographers Alliance hosts Scholarship Awards Ceremony & Mentoring Program Exhibition Opening
The Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) will be opening their annual exhibition which features the photography from their Mentoring Program, this year titled “Hometown” and awarding their 2012 Scholarships. The event will be held at the Calumet Gallery in NYC on February 27th from 6:00 – 9:00PM.
The Granger Collection announces new content from photographer Kenneth Van Sickle
The spontaneous and poignant images of New York fine-art photographer Kenneth Van Sickle are now available at The Granger Collection. Van Sickle is known for literally shooting from the hip, a technique that captured palpable moments of perception. His subject matter includes Bohemian life in Paris during the 1950s and intimate dialogues with celebrated poets and artists in later decades. Van Sickle’s career spans 60 years of working in various styles—from candid black-and-white narratives evoking the mutability of life to experimental approaches in his later series, which explored the artist’s subconscious involvement during digital manipulation. His lifelong fascination with visual phenomena has earned him shows at major galleries in Berlin, New York, and Paris, and at The George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.
The Granger Collection announces partnership with De Agostini Picture Library
The images of the vast historical picture library of the Italian media conglomerate De Agostini Group are now available at The Granger Collection. The expansive archive of De Agostini Picture Library documents the intriguing art, architecture, and artifacts of ancient civilizations as well as a large assortment of fine art paintings spanning the ages. Formed in the 1970s, the image collection encompasses the subjects most needed for reference, education, and encyclopedia products: art, archaeology, botany, food, fossils, geography, history, minerals, travel, and zoology. Amazing photographs document many of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites—hundreds of cultural, natural, and mixed locations around the world designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as places of outstanding universal value such as the Burgos Cathedral in Spain and the ancient city of Pompeii.
The Granger Collection launches tablet-friendly website
Historical image library The Granger Collection has launched a tablet-friendly version of its website, www.granger.com, that allows picture professionals to view and navigate the collection more easily on tablet computers. The refined layout and features of the fully functional tablet-friendly site, including larger buttons and links, have been specifically designed to accommodate touch-screen navigation.
Comprehensive Footage Research Facility from Robert Harding World Imagery
Robert Harding's latest service improvement following its acquisition of Specialist Stock is the Comprehensive Research Facility (CRF). Run by Julie-anne Wilce, it provides a one-stop footage research facility to TV broadcasters, NGOs, News, Publishers and educational clients. Julie-anne has years of research experience in a variety of high-level positions including being Greenpeace's photo librarian. After that she joined marine expert Tom Walmsley at Specialist Stock in 2006. After the library was acquired by Robert Harding World Imagery this year, Julie-anne continues to bring her wealth of experience to benefit clients.
National Geographic Stock: Vintage Collection now available at The Granger Collection
Thousands of images from the National Geographic Stock: Vintage Collection are now available at The Granger Collection. The rare historical catalogue, part of the National Geographic Image Collection, documents the world and its inhabitants, including indigenous people, their cultures, the environment, and the natural world from the 1880s through the 1970s. It numbers over 600,000 images — including one of the world’s largest collections of Autochromes, the first viable form of color photography, as well as photographs by Alexander Graham Bell, a founding member of the National Geographic Society. Countless artists and pioneering travel photographers and photojournalists are also represented, such as Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Maynard Owen Williams, and Luis Marden.
Latitude Image Launches an Aerial Photography Archive covering 4,500 cities in Europe
Latitude Image has recently launched an exclusive Aerial Photo Stock portal to address the growing demand of aerial images for editorial and creative purposes. At present Latitude Image offers aerial stock photos of over 4,500 cities in 20 European countries. The images have been provided by Latitude Image’s first partner, Blom, a leading European service provider in the acquisition and modeling of geographic information.