Partners

The mission of the ASMP Foundation is to support the educational purposes and activities of ASMP.

The ASMP Foundation supports the educational goals of ASMP by awarding grants on an ongoing basis to ASMP Chapters and Specialty Groups. These funds may be used to support specific educational programming that benefits, and is available to, the entire photographic community. Applications must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the program date for which the grant is requested. Applicants will be notified in a timely manner if their application has been accepted or rejected. All grant decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Please visit the ASMP Foundation’s website for more information.

Penumbra Foundation is a non profit organization that brings together the Art and Science of Photography through education, research, outreach, public and residency programs. We are located at the heart of New York City: 36 E 30th Street between Madison and Park Avenues. Our offices and center on East 30th Street, reside just around the corner from where the famous 291 Gallery created by Alfred Stieglitz was housed.

American Photographic Artists is a leading national organization run by and for professional photographers.

APA strives to improve the environment for photographic artists and clear the pathways to success in the industry. Recognized for its broad industry reach, APA continues to expand benefits for its members and works to champion the rights of photographers and image-makers worldwide.

With a culture that promotes a spirit of mutual cooperation, sharing and support, APA offers outstanding benefits, educational programs and essential business resources to help its members achieve their professional and artistic goals. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with chapters in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Charlotte, theNorthwest and Washington, DC.

Members include professional photographers, photo assistants, educators, and students.  We also welcome professionals engaged in fields associated with photography, advertising, or visual arts but who themselves are not professional photographers.

Please visit APA’s website for more information.

CEPIC stands for the Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage. It aims to be the center of the picture industry in Europe

As the Center of the Picture Industry, CEPIC federates 800 picture agencies and photo libraries in 20 countries across Europe, both within and outside the European Union. It has affiliates in North America and Asia. CEPIC’s membership includes large and smaller stock photo libraries, major photo news agencies, art galleries and museums, video companies. CEPIC has among its members the big global players such as Getty, Corbis and Reuters.

Through this membership, CEPIC represents more than 200.000 authors in direct licensing. The annual CEPIC Congress extends CEPIC’s network on all five continents. It is the largest global gathering of the international photo community. In 2014, more than 500 delegates from 300 companies joined the CEPIC Congress in Berlin. CEPIC has been a member of WIPO since 1997, IPTC since 2005, of ICOMP since 2009, of the Linked Content Coalition since 2012 and of Creativity Works! since 2014. It was a partner of ARROW PLUS between 2011 and 2013 and leads on the image work package of the Rights Data Integration project in 2013–2015.

Please visit CEPIC’s website for more information.

For over 60 year the Digital Media Licensing Association (DMLA), formerly known as PACA, has developed business standards, promoted ethical business practices and actively advocated copyright protection on behalf of its members. In this era of continuous change, we have remained an active community where vital information is shared and common interests are explored.

In addition, DMLA educates and informs its members on issues including technology, tools, and changes in the marketplace. DMLA also connects its members through webinars, its annual conference, industry networking events, and by bringing together buyers and sellers with PacaSearch. Our members are provided a comprehensive selection of legal documents necessary for starting and maintaining a licensing business. This includes ready to use forms for licensing media, terms and conditions for use, and for forming partnerships with distributors and contributors.

Please visit DMLA’s website for more information.

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.

Visual Connections 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.

Please visit Visual Connection’s website for more information.

At Parsons, a diverse community of students develops critical thinking skills and applies them to challenges ranging from environmental degradation to physical accessibility and humanitarian crises. Through a network of interconnected design laboratories, students explore global phenomena at multiple sites and scales of engagement, from on-campus research initiatives to partnerships that effect change in New York and around the world. In fall 2013, we began offering undergraduate degree programs at our new Paris campus—visit Parsons Paris to learn more. Selected graduate programs will launch in fall 2014.

Throughout their journey, Parsons students benefit from instruction and mentorship by some of the most accomplished artists, designers, architects, photographers, illustrators, scholars, and critics in the world. Under the guidance of this renowned faculty, they learn to weave together different areas of expertise to radically rethink their fields.

Although Parsons provides the tools to master a single discipline, the practical knowledge students acquire and the collaborative methods they learn can be applied in a variety of contexts. All of these possibilities befit Parsons’ tradition of challenging convention, anticipating trends, and improving the world—a tradition embodied by Parsons alumni, who lead their fields by creating art and design that matters.

Please visit Parson’s website for more information.

Since 2005, we’ve been helping the people and organizations who are passionate about their photos do more with them. Enthusiasts, freelancers, established pros. People who love creating and sharing photography with their communities. They’ve all become part of the PhotoShelter community. Over 80,000 of them, in fact.

Our goal is to make it easier to showcase, share, store and sell imagery. That means creating beautiful websites, backing up your highest quality work online, making money from your work, delivering it to clients quickly and seamlessly, and a whole lot more. We’ve got over 100 professional-grade features in total. Plus, we dedicate ourselves to offering up tips, advice and photography resources via our blog, guides, webinars and support for some of the leading photography organizations. And, we do it with photographers at the center of it all.

Please visit PhotoShelter’s website for more information.

The British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies, or BAPLA, is the trade association for picture libraries in the UK and has been a trade body since 1975.

Members include the major news, stock and production agencies as well as sole traders and cultural heritage institutions. A substantial percentage of images seen every day in print and digital media is supplied by BAPLA members.

BAPLA’s core objectives:

~ Represent picture libraries and agencies of all sizes and types.
~ Encourage best practice within the industry.
~ Lobby at UK and international level to ensure the core principles of our industry are protected.
~ Develop and deliver solutions on 21st Century copyright.
~ Channel the knowledge and expertise of the wider picture community.

Please visit BAPLA’s website for more information.

PDNedu is the leading magazine for student photographers and photo educators, published by Photo District News (PDN). PDN is the award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer, has been covering the professional photographic industry for over two decades. Every month, PDN delivers unbiased news and analysis, interviews, and portfolios of the latest photographic work. PDN delivers the information photographers need to survive in a competitive business—from marketing and business advice to legal issues, photographic techniques, new technologies, and more.

PDNOnline covers breaking news stories and delivers in-depth features on the photo industry, including interviews and profiles, reports on new products both analog and digital, and information on useful sources for professional photographers. PDNOnline’s photo essays and galleries explore the work of photography’s masters and today’s emerging talent.

The PDN family of websites—including Photoserve, Photosource and PDN Edu—is an unparalleled source of information and inspiration for professional photographers, photo buyers, visual creatives, photo students and their instructors.

Please visit PDN’s website for more information.

Photo District News (PDN), the award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer, has been covering the professional photographic industry for over two decades. Every month, PDN delivers unbiased news and analysis, interviews, and portfolios of the latest photographic work. PDN delivers the information photographers need to survive in a competitive business—from marketing and business advice to legal issues, photographic techniques, new technologies, and more.

PDNOnline covers breaking news stories and delivers in-depth features on the photo industry, including interviews and profiles, reports on new products both analog and digital, and information on useful sources for professional photographers. PDNOnline’s photo essays and galleries explore the work of photography’s masters and today’s emerging talent.

The PDN family of websites—including Photoserve, Photosource and PDN Edu—is an unparalleled source of information and inspiration for professional photographers, photo buyers, visual creatives, photo students and their instructors.

Please visit PDN’s website for more information.

Glasshouse Images is a boutique stock photo and representation agency that caters to a select group of creatives who are always on the look out for exceptional and distinctive imagery.

Glasshouse does not intend to be another mega-merger agency. We’re not knocking them, that’s just not us. We’re dedicated to difference. Glasshouse is built to operate at maximum efficiency. We are big enough to show only the best, most artful and creative work, small enough to give the care and attention that forms profound and lasting relationships with both photographers and clients. We provide our clients with the highest quality images at a fair price, scans that are second to none in the industry, and the knowledge that we are dealing just as fairly with our photographers.

What is the Glasshouse style? We accept only the most inspired and inspiring images with a clear commercial spark. We look for classic quality in combination with fresh vision. There is no room for dead weight here, because every image receives our maximum promotion. Glasshouse Images is a new agency with a high regard for photography, our photographers and our clients. We are intent on providing real content and real value with real integrity.

Please visit Glasshouse Images’ website for more information.

AIGA brings design to the world, and the world to designers. As the profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design—with 70 chapters and more than 25,000 members—we advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. From content that defines the global practice to events that connect and catalyze, we work to enhance the value and deepen the impact of design across all disciplines on business, society, and our collective future.

From design fans to the profession’s leading practitioners, AIGA members come from all backgrounds, all fields, and all levels of experience—from all around the world. Whether you’re a design enthusiast, student, freelance designer, in-house designer, design educator, design thinker, or a business owner, AIGA is here to welcome you into the wider world of design.

Please visit AIGA’s website for more information.

The American Society of Picture Professionals, Inc. (ASPP) is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (6) corporation. Incorporated in 1969, ASPP is uniquely positioned to create forums for multi-disciplinary discussions on the ever-evolving photography industry. The association has maintained its balance of members drawn from the whole spectrum of the business, from photo researchers and editors, agency personnel, photographers, licensing managers, archivists and publishers to designers and teachers. Through our regional chapters, national programs, quarterly magazine and informative website, ASPP provides an open exchange of information on industry ethics and standards, business practices, and the needs created by new technology and ideas.

Our membership includes buyers, editors and researchers who collectively license millions of images each year for a variety of publishers and media companies including National Geographic, Discovery, Time Warner, Scholastic, Smithsonian, Pearson, AOL and Readers Digest. Our creators are photographers, journalists, videographers and filmmakers covering every conceivable subject. ASPP’s licensing and content distribution members represent nearly all major stock agencies as well as historical and specialty libraries and collections.

Please visit ASPP’s website for more information.

In 1999 James West, along with his uncle Mike Fischer, founded Alamy. Alamy packaged digital photography in a way that grabbed the market’s attention, and allied with the equitable approach to its photographers the company reached its first million images in just over 4 years and became profitable in 5 years.

And now, fourteen years after it was founded, Alamy has the largest online collection of images and video clips. As a new player on the block, Alamy didn’t have a multimillion dollar legacy of non-digital images that it had to deal with. So from the outset the company was lean and agile and able to make the most of the advantages offered to it from new and emerging technology. Indeed, Alamy has used technology to great effect to drive the market forward.

Please visit Alamy’s website for more information.

ADC is the first global organization to celebrate and award leaders in creative communications. Louis Pedlar founded ADC in 1920 to ensure that advertising was judged by the same stringent standards as fine art. More than 90 years later, ADC remains committed to championing the importance of artistry and craftsmanship in advertising and design.

A nonprofit membership organization boasting one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world, ADC’s mission is to connect, educate and inspire creative professionals around the globe through its programming. From its Manhattan gallery to its international membership base, ADC provides a neutral forum for creatives of all levels to network, learn and grow.

Please visit ADC’s website for more information.