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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.

Formula One Grand Prix of Germany

The 2016 Grand Prix of Germany is the 12th race of the 67th season of the popular FIA Formula One World Championship, the highest class of motor racing which generates worldwide interest. The race at the Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany, takes place on 31st July and is the 76th edition of the Formula One World Championship race in Germany.


Eleven teams with 22 drivers compete in 21 Grand Prix races for the drivers’ and the constructor’s world championships. epa offers a complete coverage of every single Formula One Grand Prix including training, qualifying, press conferences, race action and the winner's celebration.

Montreux Jazz Festival

The Montreux Jazz Festival is an annual music event and one of the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world. Swiss culture manager Claude Nobs founded the festival in 1967 to take place at the Montreux Casino. Starting off with jazz music by inviting legends like Miles Davis, the festival soon offered a wider variety of musical styles. As it grew bigger over the years, it moved to multiple stages in and around the city’s Convention Centre. Festival organizers count 250,000 visitors annually. This year marks the 50th anniversary edition on the festival.


The Montreux Jazz Festival took place from 01-16 July 2016.