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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.


Other contributors are ANSA in Italy, belga in Belgium, dpa in Germany, EFE in Spain, Lusa in Portugal, MTI in Hungary, PAP in Poland and Scanpix in Denmark.


epa's input focuses mainly on Eastern Europe, including the former USSR and Ex-Yugoslavia. The pictures illustrate political and social developments, conflicts and wars, but also sports and cultural highlights from the late 80’s and the 90’s.



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.



Press contacts:

epa european pressphoto agency

Mr. Cengiz Seren

Editor in Chief

E-mail: epa Marketing