Professional News Photography Worldwide

No information is more authentic than professional news photography.


epa can only cover breaking news by having its photographers on the spot. This is exclusive information from first hand.


With its global network of award-winning photographers, epa has set high standards and provides visual information of best quality from every part of the world, 24 hours around the clock, comprising politics, general news, a large variety of sports, economy, business and finance, arts, culture and entertainment.


epa is a private company and stands for reliable, independent and unbiased coverage.


An ample offer of exclusive feature packages sheds light behind the scene and brings the focus to the human aspect of things.


The world from a different angle - this is epa's commitment.


epaselect, a collection of epa's most relevant images based on visual appeal, newsworthiness or both, has been launched to accommodate the picture industry's ever-growing need to find the best pictures fast and efficiently.

epaselect-tagged images are automatically pushed to our regular subscribers at two hourly intervals via ftp. The photo selection spans all image categories ranging from economy, business and finance through to human interest, sports, arts, culture and entertainment.

Syria Civil War

The unrest in Syria began during the Arab Spring in early 2011. Since the early protests against President Bashar al-Assad and his government the situation turned into an ongoing multisided armed conflict.


The United Nations estimate that more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions displaced. While the UNHCR counted approximately 500,000 registered Syrian refugees in January 2013 figures reached more than 4,6 million three years later. The humanitarian situation inside the country keeps deteriorating as in Aleppo, Madaya and other besieged areas about 400,000 people are searching for aid according to UNHCR estimates.

Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympics take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 - 21 August 2016.


It is the first time the Olympic Games have been held in South America and Rio is only the second city in Latin America to host the Summer Olympics, following Mexico City in 1968. More than 10,000 athletes will compete in the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. epa is providing images from all sporting disciplines, award ceremonies, fans, and teams, as well as the atmosphere in Brazil's metropolis.


Please see our Summer Olympics subpage for direct access to the complete coverage, images of the Opening and Closing Ceremony, IOC events, features and all individual disciplines.

Locarno Film Festival

Over the eleven days of the festival, the open-air cinema on the Piazza Grande offers to guests the screening of feature films and short films. In the framework of the festival there are 12 sections, three competitions and 25 awards.


The 68th edition of the Festival del film Locarno runs from 03 to 13 August 2016.


epa offers a comprehensive photo coverage of the major film festivals around the globe and images from the world of cinema in general.