Visual media news and updates from Visual Connections
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).
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.