Press Releases

epa’s Georgi Licovski Wins Unicef Photo of the Year 2015 Award

Frankfurt am Main, 17 December 2015

 

The Jury of the Unicef Photo of the Year Award in Berlin today announced the winning picture for 2015: a photograph depicting children trapped at the Greek/Macedonian border at the height of the refugee crisis in August, 2015. It is a photograph taken by epa’s long-term staff photographer, Georgi Licovski based in Macedonia.

 

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Communiqué Dennis M. Sabangan

Frankfurt am Main, 29 June 2015

 

With deep sadness we have to inform you that our colleague and dear friend Dennis Sabangan passed away on 29th June, 2015 in Manila following a cardiac condition.

 

We all remember Dennis for his excellent coverage from a distinctly human angle, for many assignments around the world, and for his positive attitude that anything was possible.

 

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epa Wins Two Prestigious Prizes in World Press Photo 2015

Frankfurt am Main, 12 February 2015

 

The Jury of the World Press Photo contest today announced the list of winning photographs: epa's long-time photographer in Moscow, Sergei Ilnitsky, won First Prize Single, general news with his photograph 'Kitchen Table,' of damaged goods lying on a table in Donetsk in the midst of the Ukraine crisis. In addition, in the category Sports Stories, Sergei Ilnitsky was awarded Second Prize with 'Conquering Speed,' a series of a ski jumpers in action during the Ski Jumping World Cup in Russia.

 

Sergei Ilnitsky has been a staff photographer for the european pressphoto agency (epa) in Moscow since 2003. He was born in 1974 in the small town of Mariupol, Ukraine. His passion for photography started as a child. He attended the Academy of Arts and Culture in Siberia while freelancing for newspapers and advertising agencies.

 

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Communiqué Kerim Okten

Frankfurt am Main, 10 April 2014

 

epa’s acclaimed photographer and beloved colleague Kerim Okten has died in a motorbike accident in Turkey today.

 

Kerim Okten was born in Istanbul in 1972. He first worked for a national newspaper and magazines before joining epa in 1998, since when he has covered stories in Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, among others and has also participated in major international sporting events.

 

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Communiqué Anja Niedringhaus

Frankfurt am Main, 04 April 2014

 

The news that our long-time colleague and former epa chief photographer Anja Niedringhaus was shot and killed in Afghanistan today leaves us in shock.

 

Anja began full-time work with epa in 1990. After her baptism at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, she entered the world of conflict with the outbreak of the conflict in the Balkans. Coverage in various crisis regions followed in her career, among them Kosovo, Serbia, the aftermath of September 11, and the fall of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. In 2002 she moved on to the Associated Press.

 

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epa Photographer Jim Lo Scalzo Wins Four WHNPA Awards

Frankfurt, 13 February 2014

 

The White House News Photographers Association awarded Jim Lo Scalzo First Prize in Linear Storytelling for his outstanding multimedia video 'Iowa's County Fair'.

Jim also won an Award of Excellence in the Feature section, as well as Third prize in Pictorial, and another Third prize in Picture Story Feature.

 

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epa european pressphoto agency Celebrates Ten Years of Global Coverage

Frankfurt, 01 May 2013

 

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of epa european pressphoto agency b.v. beginning its global operation, a collection of the most outstanding epa images spanning the past decade has been compiled as a slide show, also available as an e-book, the agency announced in Frankfurt today.

"Our shareholding agencies were well aware of the dramatically increasing importance of visual information and of the strategic requirement to secure their independent news photo supply with exclusive and eternal rights at affordable rates. This is why they decided ten years ago that epa should go global", said Jörg Schierenbeck, epa's President & CEO. "Today, epa is one of the leading international news photo agencies - thanks to our highly motivated team around the globe", Schierenbeck added.

 

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One Million Historical Photographs Digitized

Frankfurt, 20 December 2012

 

A wealth of European culture and heritage went online in December 2012 when nine European News Agencies joined forces to put their historical archives online on www.europeana.eu as well as on its commercial portal, www.europhoto.eu.com, the world’s first historical photo journalism site. The EURO-Photo consortium consists of ANSA in Italy, belga in Belgium, dpa in Germany, EFE in Spain, Lusa in Portugal, MTI in Hungary, PAP in Poland, Scanpix in Denmark and epa worldwide.

Europeana is a platform for the exchange of knowledge among librarians, curators, archivists, creative industries and the public. It is a single access point to millions of images, books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitized throughout Europe. Endorsed by the European Commission, Europeana is a prestigious initiative and is a means to stimulate creative economy and promote cultural tourism.

 

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Piotr Ambroziak Appointed Director International Marketing & Sales

Frankfurt, 19 July 2012

 

Piotr Ambroziak, 39, has been appointed Director International Marketing & Sales of epa european pressphoto agency. This was announced in Frankfurt today by epa's President and CEO, Jörg Schierenbeck.

Ambroziak, who holds a Master of Business Administration and a degree in law and intercultural studies, formerly worked as Commercial Director of epa's shareholding agency PAP in Poland and was a member of epa's Supervisory Board.

"Piotr Ambroziak is the perfect executive to lead epa’s Marketing & Sales to the next important phase of our development," Schierenbeck said. "Piotr, whom I have known for many years, knows the news agency business very well, is intimately familiar with the picture business, has proved his strength in developing the online business and last but not least: He knows epa and its enormous potential."

 

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Hannah Hess New Editor-in-Chief of epa european pressphoto agency

Frankfurt, 25 January 2012

 

Hannah Hess, 44, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the european pressphoto agency epa. This was announced in Frankfurt today by epa’s President and CEO, Jörg Schierenbeck.

Hess, who holds an MA in Political Science and a BA in Business and Economics, joined epa in 1995 when she started as an editor on the news desk. Since then, she held various senior positions in the editorial management, including Deputy Head of Product Quality Enhancement and the Arts, Culture and Entertainment desk, Senior Editor and Supervising Editor. Her experience comprises general news, sports and entertainment; in all categories, Hess organized, supervised and participated in numerous international assignments. In addition, Hannah Hess gathered experience working with epa's Directors of Business Development and of International Marketing & Sales.

 

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epa european pressphoto agency Extends Its Historical Photo Archive

Frankfurt, 04 November 2011

 

epa european pressphoto agency is participating in the Europhoto project of the European Union. The Europhoto project aims at making available not less than 150.000 historical images of the 20th century. The images are currently digitalized and will be available on the Europeana website www.europeana.eu.

Europeana was developed by the European Union with the goal of making Europe's cultural and scientific heritage accessible to the public. In addition to the 150.000 images currently digitalized, epa and other European news agencies will provide more than one million historical photos from their existing archives. Private persons and public institutions will be able to search a huge database for private or educational purposes.

 

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Communiqué

Frankfurt, 17 January 2011

 

Lucas Mebrouk Dolega, epa photographer, died 17 January 2011 in Tunis after injuries sustained 14 January while covering the unrest in that country.

He left Paris a few days ago for Tunisia. He was a firm believer in 'the closer, the better'. And although he spoke fluent Arabic, language makes no difference when you are being fired upon. Struck at the hands of a Tunisian police officer, he was hit by a tear gas grenade at close range. He died 36 hours later at the age of 32.

His last pictures, transmitted by his colleagues after his injury, make us proud, as does his entire body of work. We have lost a dear colleague, a good and gentle man and talented professional, who paid the ultimate price for his passion in life.

 

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epa european pressphoto agency and Xinhua News Agency Announce Strategic Commercial Agreement

Bejing, 14 October 2010

 

Xinhua News Agency and epa european pressphoto agency signed a strategic, commercial agreement, the two agencies announced in Beijing today.

The documents were signed by Zhang Xiaohua., Director of Xinhua’ News and information Center, and Jörg Schierenbeck, epa’s President & CEO at Xinhua’s head offices in Beijing, following the World Media Summit in Beijing 2009 and several rounds of negotiations between the two agencies since.

 

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Communiqué

Frankfurt, 06 September 2010

 

Ejaz Raeesani, 30, epa photographer in Balochistan, Pakistan was fatally wounded in a suicide bomb attack whilst covering a rally by Shiite Muslim Community in Quetta on September 3, 2010.

He succumbed to his wounds today September 6, 2010 in the hospital where he was treated.

During his time with epa, the quality of Ejaz' images brought an eye-opening insight into the hardships of the daily life in the region he covered, the circumstances of his own death bringing a tragic testimony to this fact.

 

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