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  • epa stellt sich mit internationalem Foto- und Videoangebot in Deutschland neu auf

    Zum 15. Januar 2021 übernimmt die european pressphoto agency (epa) in Deutschland den Vertrieb ihres internationalen Fotodienstes an Nachrichtenmedien selbst und startet gleichzeitig ihren internationalen Videodienst. Ab sofort wird epa auf einem der bedeutendsten und wohl stabilsten Nachrichtenmärkte der Welt mit täglich ungefähr 2.200 Nachrichtenfotos aus aller Welt direkt vertreten sein. Das Bildangebot wird ergänzt durch internationale Nachrichtenvideos, die epa in Kooperation mit ihrem Mehrheitsgesellschafter, der globalen Nachrichtenagentur EFE in Spanien, täglich produziert.
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    epa stellt sich mit internationalem Foto- und Videoangebot in Deutschland neu auf

     

    Frankfurt am Main, 15. Januar 2021

     

    Zum 15. Januar 2021 übernimmt die european pressphoto agency (epa) in Deutschland den Vertrieb ihres internationalen Fotodienstes an Nachrichtenmedien selbst und startet gleichzeitig ihren internationalen Videodienst.

    Ab sofort wird epa auf einem der bedeutendsten und wohl stabilsten Nachrichtenmärkte der Welt mit täglich ungefähr 2.200 Nachrichtenfotos aus aller Welt direkt vertreten sein.

    Das Bildangebot wird ergänzt durch internationale Nachrichtenvideos, die epa in Kooperation mit ihrem Mehrheitsgesellschafter, der globalen Nachrichtenagentur EFE in Spanien, täglich produziert.

    „epa, mit Sitz in Frankfurt, verfügt auch historisch bedingt über langjährige Erfahrungen auf dem deutschen Medienmarkt. Dass wir unsere mit Professionalität und Leidenschaft produzierten Foto- und Videodienste nun deutschen Medien direkt anbieten können, empfinden wir als spannende Aufgabe für das Jahr 2021“, sagt Julia R. Arévalo, Präsidentin und CEO der epa.

    Über 20 Jahre lang wurde der epa-Bilderdienst in Deutschland exklusiv durch die dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur vertrieben. Zuletzt übernahm diese Rolle die Agentur Shutterstock.

    epa und Shutterstock werden ihre exklusive Partnerschaft in den Regionen Nordamerika, Großbritannien und Irland fortsetzen.

    epa european pressphoto agency ist eine der weltweit führenden Agenturen im Bereich Bild und Bewegtbild. Ihr Netzwerk von mit bedeutenden Preisen ausgezeichneten Fotografen und Videografen bildet mit ihrer Produktion das Weltgeschehen auf unverwechselbare Art und Weise ab. Ihre Mitgliedsagenturen tragen mit international relevantem Bildmaterial aus acht europäischen Ländern sowie aus Lateinamerika entscheidend zu einer hochprofessionellen, zuverlässigen und zeitnahen Produktion bei. Der epa-Bilderdienst wird durch regionale Redaktionen in Tokio, Bangkok, Kairo, Frankfurt, Madrid und Washington D.C. gesteuert.

    Die european pressphoto agency wurde 1985 von führenden europäischen Nachrichtenagenturen gegründet. Ihr Grundgedanke war die Etablierung einer unabhängigen und professionellen internationalen Bildagentur zunächst vor allem für die Bedürfnisse der europäischen Medienkunden.

    Heute stützt sich epas Produktion auf ihr breites Netzwerk von Journalisten im Bereich Bild und Bewegtbild ebenso wie auf die tägliche Produktion ihrer Partner und Mitgliedsagenturen, die alle Marktführer auf ihren Heimatmärkten sind.

    Presse- und Vertriebsanfragen richten Sie bitte an sales@epa.eu

  • José Luis Paniagua - New epa Editor-In-Chief

    New Editor-in-Chief appointed at epa

    The President and CEO of the European Pressphoto Agency (epa), Julia R. Arévalo, today appointed journalist José Luis Paniagua to the post of Editor-in-Chief of epa, the global photography agency.

    Paniagua, 46, will take over in mid-November, when he will join the Editorial Management team in Frankfurt.
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    New Editor-in-Chief appointed at epa european pressphoto agency b.v.

    Frankfurt, 02 October 2020

     

    The President and CEO of the European Pressphoto Agency (epa), Julia R. Arévalo, today appointed journalist José Luis Paniagua to the post of Editor-in-Chief of epa, the global photography agency.

    Paniagua, 46, will take over in mid-November, when he will join the Editorial Management team in Frankfurt.

    epa, founded in 1985, is a global news photography agency, with nine European news agency shareholders, all market leaders in their respective countries. The majority shareholder is Agencia EFE in Spain.

    Paniagua, fluent in Spanish, English and Italian, has worked uninterrupted for EFE for 20 years and has been a reporter in several Latin American countries, including Argentina and Cuba, until assuming the position of Chief Editor of the agency for Central America, based in Panama.

    Since 2010, he has directed EFE's offices in Venezuela, South Asia and the Middle East.

    "Paniagua will provide epa with his invaluable experience as an international journalist and multimedia Team Manager which is necessary to lead the editorial direction, for the transformation of epa into an agency that provides essential visual and multimedia content”, said Arévalo.

    For further information please contact: management@epa.eu

  • Julia Rodríguez Arévalo new President and CEO of epa european pressphoto agency b.v.

    Julia Rodríguez Arévalo to join epa as President and CEO

    Julia Rodríguez Arévalo was appointed President and CEO of epa european pressphoto agency b.v. by the company’s General Assembly of shareholders, epa’s Supervisory Board announced on Wednesday.

    Arévalo, 53, previously Deputy Foreign News Director of epa’s major shareholder Agencia EFE, told the Assembly that “epa stands for outstanding quality in visual journalism and has gained reputation and respect in the industry worldwide."

    "I am enthusiastic about this unique opportunity and feel honored to head epa," Arévalo said.

    The incoming epa President & CEO has been Director of EFE’s bureaus in South Asia and Paraguay and has coordinated several multimedia projects from Madrid headquarters. In her capacity as Deputy Foreign News Director of EFE since April 2019, she has been the head of the NewsVista Multimedia Service, a joint project with epa.
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    Julia R. Arévalo to join epa as President and CEO

    Frankfurt, 17 June 2020

     

    Julia Rodríguez Arévalo was appointed President and CEO of epa european pressphoto agency b.v. by the company’s General Assembly of shareholders, epa’s Supervisory Board announced on Wednesday.

    Arévalo, 53, previously Deputy Foreign News Director of epa’s major shareholder Agencia EFE, told the Assembly that “epa stands for outstanding quality in visual journalism and has gained reputation and respect in the industry worldwide."

    "I am enthusiastic about this unique opportunity and feel honored to head epa," Arévalo said.

    Arévalo started her career as a reporter and photographer for EFE in the early 90's, followed by assignments abroad as the news agency's correspondent for the former Soviet Union and the Balkans, where she covered major conflicts like the Chechen and Kosovo wars.

    The incoming epa President & CEO has been Director of EFE’s bureaus in South Asia and Paraguay and has coordinated several multimedia projects from Madrid headquarters. In her capacity as Deputy Foreign News Director of EFE since April 2019, she has been the head of the NewsVista Multimedia Service, a joint project with epa.

    epa's future management team under Arévalo will include Elio Schöfer (COO), Silke Pohlmann (Head of Human Resources), and Terri A. Love (CFO), among other experienced department heads. The editorial operations are headed by the three Acting Editors-in-Chief Monika Plhal, Frank Bengfort and Gernot Hensel.

    After more than 17 years of service as President & CEO of epa and over 40 years in the international media business, Jörg Schierenbeck (66) will retire from his position with effect from June 30, 2020. The General Assembly and epa’s Supervisory Board expressed their gratitude. “Jörg has developed epa into a provider of visual news products of first rank and with a truly global reach,” said Gian Luca Zingoni of the Italian news agency ANSA in a statement for the Supervisory Board. Upon their request, Schierenbeck will continue to serve epa as a Senior Advisor.

    For further information please contact: management@epa.eu

     

    About epa:
    Since its start in 1985 the european pressphoto agency has always been based on integrity, independence and responsibility.

    Today's epa news photo 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's images reflect a continual commitment to allocate a maximum of resources to creative, unique photography producing images that speak for themselves.

    The international photo service of epa is used by diverse media as well as epa's partners and shareholders worldwide. The service is managed from epa's editorial headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, with regional editorial desks in Bangkok, Cairo and Washington, DC. From there, a timely selection of competitive images is delivered to clients all over the globe. At present the epa service offers about 2,000 new images on an average day whereas the epa archives contain over seven million images dating back to 1997.

     

     

  • Tiffinni Field Appointed Director International Sales of epa

    Tiffinni Field, has been appointed Director International Sales of epa european pressphoto agency. This was announced in Frankfurt today by epa's President and CEO, Jörg Schierenbeck.

    Field, who started working for epa five years ago, has over fifteen years’ experience of working in the news photo industry, both in London and in Frankfurt. Throughout that time she gained invaluable insight and knowledge of the international news photo business and achieved success in her last position as Regional Sales Director UK and North America.
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    Tiffinni Field Appointed Director International Sales of epa

    Frankfurt, 07 August 2017

     

    Tiffinni Field, has been appointed Director International Sales of epa european pressphoto agency. This was announced in Frankfurt today by epa's President and CEO, Jörg Schierenbeck.

    Field, who started working for epa five years ago, has over fifteen years’ experience of working in the news photo industry, both in London and in Frankfurt. Throughout that time she gained invaluable insight and knowledge of the international news photo business and achieved success in her last position as Regional Sales Director UK and North America. Tiffinni Field will assume the position of Director International Sales with immediate effect.

    "Tiffinni’s vast experience and proximity to the markets will enhance our international sales operations," said Schierenbeck. "She will report directly to me."

    Tiffinni Field succeeds Piotr Ambroziak, who was appointed COO of epa’s shareholder agency pap in Poland.

    Schierenbeck thanked Ambroziak for his contribution since 2012.

     

    About epa: epa built a name as the leading news photo source from Europe since its founding in 1985. epa is owned by nine of Europe's finest news and pictures agencies, and the cream of their current news production forms part of the epa product. On May 1, 2003, the agency went one step further and set up its own world-wide network of photographers. Today, an average of 2,000 epa pictures per day reaches hundreds of newspapers and other subscribers on all continents. epa photos have been awarded prestigious prizes in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa.

     

    Press contact:

    epa european pressphoto agency

    Mrs. Silke Pohlmann
    Head of Human Resources
    E-mail: epa Human Resources

  • Alexander Becher Deutschland-Chef der epa european pressphoto agency

    Die neue Deutschlandberichterstattung der epa wird ab dem neuen Jahr vom langjährigen Fotojournalisten Alexander Becher verantwortet.

    Alexander Becher (44) übernimmt im neuen Jahr die Leitung des epa Deutschland-Dienstes. Als Chef eines bundesweiten Teams aus Fotografen, Videografen und Redakteuren wird er die Bildberichterstattung aus Deutschland für den internationalen und heimischen Markt koordinieren.
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    Alexander Becher Deutschland-Chef der epa european pressphoto agency

     

    Frankfurt am Main, 30 November 2016

     

    Die neue Deutschlandberichterstattung der epa wird ab dem neuen Jahr vom langjährigen Fotojournalisten Alexander Becher verantwortet.

     

    Alexander Becher (44) übernimmt im neuen Jahr die Leitung des epa Deutschland-Dienstes. Als Chef eines bundesweiten Teams aus Fotografen, Videografen und Redakteuren wird er die Bildberichterstattung aus Deutschland für den internationalen und heimischen Markt koordinieren.

    Becher ist durch seine langjährige Erfahrung als Fotograf und Redakteur in leitenden Positionen bei Zeitungen und Nachrichtenagenturen in der deutschen Medienlandschaft verwurzelt. Er begann seine professionelle Laufbahn 1996 als Fotojournalist und Bildredakteur bei der B.Z. in Berlin und wechselte dann 2001 als Bildredakteur zur Nachrichtenagentur ddp nach München. Für die Agentur arbeitete er später als CvD Sport in Berlin. 2005 ging Becher zur Bundesredaktion der BILD nach Hamburg als Fotoredakteur für das Ressort Politik und Wirtschaft. Ab April 2006 war er fast fünf Jahre als CvD der dpa-Bildredaktion in Frankfurt tätig. 2011 übernahm Becher die Leitung der dapd-Fotoredaktion in Berlin. Nachdem die Agentur 2013 ihren Dienst eingestellt hatte, kehrte Becher als Fotoredakteur zur BILD-Bundesausgabe zurück und leitet seit August 2014 die Fotoredaktion der BILD Frankfurt sowie der Süd-West-Ausgaben Saarland, Mainz-Wiesbaden und Rhein-Neckar.

    „Ich freue mich sehr darauf, gemeinsam mit einem motivierten Team international erfahrener Fotojournalisten einen frischen Blick auf die wichtigsten Ereignisse in Deutschland für unsere Medienkunden und Partner zu liefern. Fragen und Anregungen unserer Kunden zum Deutschland-Dienst der epa sind herzlich willkommen und werden von meinen KollegInnen und mir schnell und verlässlich beantwortet“, sagte Becher.

    Der Geschäftsführer der epa, Jörg Schierenbeck, äußerte sich hochzufrieden über die neue Personalie: „Wir freuen uns sehr, mit Alexander Becher einen echten Nachrichten-Profi als Deutschland-Chef verpflichten zu können“, sagte er. „Alexander war der epa schon zu seinen Zeiten als CvD bei dpa ein stets verlässlicher und lösungsorientierter Partner“, fügte Schierenbeck hinzu.

     

    Über epa: epa european pressphoto agency ist eine weltweit operierende Agentur für Nachrichtenfotos mit Sitz in Frankfurt/Main. Gegründet von sieben nationalen Nachrichtenagenturen Westeuropas, nahm epa am 1. Januar 1985 offiziell ihren Betrieb auf. Die gemeinschaftliche Gründung fußte zunächst auf dem Gedanken, dem Bedürfnis insbesondere der europäischen Medienkunden nach einem unabhängigen, qualitativ hochwertigen Bilderdienst aus Europa zu entsprechen. Im Mai 2003 ging epa einen Schritt weiter und weitete die Bildberichterstattung zu einem weltumspannenden Nachrichtenbilderdienst aus. Das Bildangebot der epa speist sich zum einen aus dem Bildmaterial des eigenen internationalen Fotografen-Netzwerkes und zum anderen aus den Nachrichtenfotos ihrer Mitgliedsagenturen - allesamt Marktführer in ihren jeweiligen Heimatmärkten. In internationalen Wettbewerben werden epa-Fotografen immer wieder mit Auszeichnungen bedacht und haben prestigeträchtige Preise in Europa, Asien, Nordamerika und Afrika gewinnen können.

    Am 15.11.2016 hatte epa bekannt gegeben, zum Jahreswechsel ein eigenes, deutschlandweites Netzwerk an Fotografen mit einer dichten und wettbewerbsfähigen visuellen Nachrichten-Berichterstattung aus Deutschland aufzubauen.

     

     

    Pressekontakt:

    epa european pressphoto agency

    Mrs. Silke Pohlmann
    Head of Human Resources
    E-mail: epa Human Resources

  • epa and Shutterstock Sign Global Distribution Deal

    Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK), a leading global provider of imagery and music, today announced it has inked a deal with the european pressphoto agency b.v. (epa) to distribute its unique collections of visual content globally.

    Beginning in January 2017, Shutterstock’s editorial customers, which include some of the largest media companies and publishing houses, will be able to license epa’s daily image content from around the world and beginning in March 2017, Shutterstock customers will have access to epa’s archive of over four and a half million images.
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    european pressphoto agency and Shutterstock Sign Global Distribution Deal

    New York, NY, 31 October 2016

     

    Far-reaching deal will make all epa images available for license through Shutterstock

     

    Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK), a leading global provider of imagery and music, today announced it has inked a deal with the european pressphoto agency b.v. (epa) to distribute its unique collections of visual content globally.

    Beginning in January 2017, Shutterstock’s editorial customers, which include some of the largest media companies and publishing houses, will be able to license epa’s daily image content from around the world and beginning in March 2017, Shutterstock customers will have access to epa’s archive of over four and a half million images.

    "epa is one of the leading news photo agencies in the world," said Ben Pfeifer, SVP of Business Development. "Their highly motivated team has built one of the most remarkable networks of photographers globally and delivers some of the most respected news images available, which are regularly used in leading media outlets. We are delighted to be able to add this extraordinary collection to our platform and make it available to our customers."

    Founded in 1985 by seven major Western European photo agencies, epa went global in May 2003, expanding its European network of photographers to a worldwide operation. Headquartered in Germany, today the organization adds more than 1,500 press photos on a daily basis to the epa database. epa has regional editorial desks in Bangkok, Cairo and Washington, D.C.

    "Shutterstock has one of the most advanced distribution networks in the world, and we are very pleased to be able to work with them in the interest of a wider and deeper reach and commercialization of our award winning daily news photo coverage," said Jörg Schierenbeck, epa’s President and CEO. "Shutterstock’s sales support will drive future growth for epa and its continued global reach."

     

     

    About Shutterstock: Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), directly and through its group subsidiaries, is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 140,000 contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, and currently has nearly 100 million images and 5 million video clips available.

    Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Chicago, Denver, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Paris, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley, Shutterstock has customers in more than 150 countries. The company also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media provider; Offset, a high-end image collection; PremiumBeat, a curated royalty-free music library; Rex Features, a premier source of editorial images for the world's media; and WebDAM, a cloud-based digital asset management service for businesses.

     

    About epa: european pressphoto agency (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 services is based 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

    E-mail: epa Marketing

    Shutterstock: Siobhan Aalders

    E-mail: Shutterstock Press

  • epa Wins UNICEF Photo of the Year 2015 Award

    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 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
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    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 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

     

    Georgi Licovski commented: "I am feeling honoured and privileged to have been awarded this prestigious prize", and he continued "My problem was and still is that I couldn’t take pictures of all the children who suffer, I can't present all their tears so someone can see them and help them."

    In a company blog post for epa, Georgi had described the circumstances leading up to the scene in more detail.

    Georgi Licovski, 51, has been a staff photographer with epa for almost 20 years and is based in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

     

     

    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 contact:

    E-mail: epa Marketing

  • epa Wins Two Prizes in World Press Photo 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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    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. Upon graduation, he worked at the regional newspaper Kuznetsky Kray. In 1995, he began as a stringer for epa assigned to the Siberian region of Russia.

    Upon hearing the news, Sergei Ilnitsky commented: "To win is always nice. And to win in two categories is twice as nice. World Press Photo is the most important competition for any press photographer - not only to satisfy our ambitions but rather to draw attention to the problems that we address in our work: War, violence, injustice, cruelty, misunderstanding; we show all this.

    The image from the Ukraine is very simple and complex at the same time. The character of a peaceful life is ruined. One minute a family sat at this table to take a meal. The next, a mine exploded and everything was broken, everything changed. I wish reality was such that there would be no occasion to ever have to take such a photo again.

    In the ski jumping series, I tried to convey the feeling of an athlete in flight, enjoying the opportunity to control the speed. And playing with the longer exposure I was trying to capture a sense of the jumpers' inner world."

     

    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 contact:

    epa european pressphoto agency

    E-mail: epa Marketing

  • One Million Historical Photographs Digitized

    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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    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.

    In a common project, the EURO-Photo consortium have gone a step further and created a comprehensive historical photo archive especially for their customers on www.europhoto.eu.com. This fantastic source of 20th century European historical photographs, many of which have never seen the light of day before, capture events that shaped history – be it news items, politics, sport, culture, entertainment or ordinary daily life in different eras. The EURO-Photo platform contains historic moments of European history such as the Carnation Revolution in Portugal, the Chernobyl disaster, King Leopold abdication in Belgium, Allied Forces in post-war Germany, and even going back to cultural events such as the first performance of Henrik Ibsen's plays in 1880's in Copenhagen.

    For epa customers the collection will be available at www.epa.eu.

     

    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.

     

    The EURO-Photo project has been co-funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme by the European Community

     

    Press contact:

    epa european pressphoto agency

    E-mail: epa Marketing