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.


Hannah Hess, Editor-in-Chief of epa, said: "Ten years ago the then existing epa staff in Europe and the many new epa colleagues around the globe boldly joined hands to push their vision of the different angle in photo journalism forward from a European perspective to a global perspective. It is a great pleasure to see that none of the energy has been lost over the years. Based on the full dedication, professionalism and creativity of the epa team we will continue to further enhance epa's photo journalistic quality in the years to come."


The collection of the most outstanding epa images since 2003 is available online as e-book and as slide show.



About epa: epa was founded by seven major Western European photo agencies and officially started on January 1, 1985. The vision of the founders was driven by the demand for an independent quality world picture service originally designed for the needs of the European media market. In 2003, epa took a second step forward and went global. Today's epa picture service is based both on the broad network of epa's staff photographers all over the world and on the daily production of its member agencies, which are all market leaders in their respective countries. epa photos have been awarded prestigious prizes in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa.


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