It is such an interesting time to be around the business of photography. A once very established , entrenched community of image sellers ruled the landscape of the licensing world by applying rules and regulations on term and pricing. They were doing so in their egg shell and tottally oblivious to the rest of the Read More →

And the  EMMY Award for DOCUMENTARY/NONFICTION PROGRAMMING FOR BROADBAND goes to : Mediastorm.org — ““Kingsley’s Crossing,” Olivier Jobard, photographer/videographer; Brian Storm , Eric Maierson, producers. Congratulations to Brian Storm and his team  for this prestigious and certainly deserved award. If you have not seen the fantastic multimedia produced by Mediastorm, please go now before they Read More →

Getty has no cracked eggs

Jeff Kravitz (no, that is NOT him on the picture above), President and Founder of Filmmagic, bought by Getty Images in the $200 million Mediavast deal, has officially resigned. Citing impossible working conditions within the Mega image distributor, antiquated distribution system, one of the most succesful, and influential, red carpet photographer is slamming the door Read More →

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Getty and $49: How many association of photographers does it take to bring down Getty? Apparently 6 is not enough. After sending an e-mail to Jonathan Klein, they are answered by a posting from Nick Evans Lombs. Personally, I would have been insulted. But that is just me, I guess. The giant was grateful enough Read More →

Getty images is not a newcomer in trading prices versus quantity. Quite the opposite. When a company wants to gain market share in an industry already heavily populated with suppliers, it reduces its cost of doing business to a minimum and slashes prices to force the competition into bankruptcy. Economy of scale, it is called. Read More →

The debate, or the battle, I should rather say, around the world cup has been a fascinating one. At first I could not understand why the Rugby World Cup Ltd. (RWCL) would want to limit the number of images being distributed. Furthermore, I could not see how they would ever be able to monitor, unless Read More →

At the eve of the industry biggest edirorial event in the world, Visa pour l’Image, photographer Stanley Green announced the creation of a new international photographer coop based in Amsterdam . Photo agency Noor, to open officially the 7 of September is  taking the VII approach of a few high quality photographers uniting into a Read More →