Visual Connections New York 2011

Where New York, United States
Date Thursday, October 20, 2011
Venue The Altman Building
Address 135 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 (map)


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After two years of turmoil in the industry (on both sides of the fence), it does now seem that business has stabilized, if at a significantly lower level compared with early 2008. It was most encouraging to see six recently-launched agencies exhibiting (Depositphotos, In Transit Images, Mother Image, Robana Picture Library, Snapfish Stock Images and Venus Stock). The importance of the NY market is emphasized by the fact that 30% of the exhibitors came from outside the US (from Canada, UK, Sweden, Germany and France).

61% of attendees were new this year. Registrants for the event were from the following market sectors:

Breakdown by market sector

The profile of visitor interests shows how far stock footage has entered into the mainstream:

Breakdown by market sector

Prize winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s sponsored prize drawing:

Depositphotos David Stevenson, Random House
Photo Researchers Melissa McKay, Sterling Publishing
Trunk Archive Yvonne Silver, Scholastic
Lonely Planet Images Jaye Medalia, Dynamo Design
Kimball Stock David Herman, David Herman Studio Kathyrn Holihan, The Bill Smith Group
Fotolia Richard Salcer, Salcer Design
Map Resources Stan Fine, Fine Design
Alamy Lora Morgenstern, Time Inc
age fotostock Steve Diamond, Scholastic
Grant Heilman Photography Tara LeMaistre, Woman's World
Robert Harding World Imagery Fran Newman, Oxford University Press
Curtis Publishing Elizabeth Shapiro, Random House
StockTrek Images Laura Tamburino, Avrett Free Ginsberg
Nature Picture Library Laywan Kwan, Simon & Schuster
Media Bakery Emily Shornick, Lucky Magazine Darielle Smolian, Publicis NY
National Geographic Stock Ann Arch, Torre Lazur McCann
Venus Stock Michele Martuscello, Meredith Corp
Visual Connections Sarah Cokeley, Weider History Group
New York 2011
Mission was accomplished. I saw LOTS of great imagery. Got a few ideas for upcoming projects.
—Ellen Emmerich, Emmerich & Young
This was the right size and energy with great vendors and generosity of producers.
—Carol Winer, winer idea group
So many different vendors, many from abroad, that I didn’t know about or if I did know about them, didn’t realize the breadth of their collections.
—Nora Porter, The Hastings Center