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.