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All Photos by Category
The epa archive comprises over nine million photos, with about 800.000 additions every year. The vast majority of these images is available online through epa's webgate. You can search for photos by entering keywords into the search bar above. Additionally, you can also browse through the seventeen photo categories and their sub-categories below.
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- epa provides a large selection of arts, culture and entertainment photos from around the globe. Our photographers cover all major fashion weeks from Paris via Tokyo to New York and have an eye on interesting art exhibitions, as well as design and music festivals throughout the year.
- The crime, law and justice category consists of photos dealing with various aspects of crime, law and justice related topics. This includes images of justice and rights situations and events, pictures illustrating laws and their establishment as well as photos dealing with life in prison for example showing prisoners or prison staff engaging in daily routines and pictures of prison exteriors.
- Our photographers around the globe are in the front line to cover all variations of economy, business and finance news and feature stories. epa offers a large selection of creative economy, business and finance photos providing comprehensive views to traditional as well as modern agriculture in emerging and "First World" nations,
- The vast spectrum of education photos epa has to offer range from adult education and further education through to universities and pre-schooling. This rich and diverse range of content provides a valuable resource for illustrating this subject area. epa is a global news photo agency providing images sourced from all corners of the world with cross-cultural appeal.
- epa has a wide selection of photographs illustrating the environment that makes up planet Earth. Human and animal populations across the globe are constantly adapting to their changing habitats and surroundings, in a world made up of impressive geographical features and diverse landscapes found in both urban jungles and rural areas.
- epa has a broad selection of photographs illustrating the various factors that have an impact on the health of human populations all over the world. From imagery depicting diseases and epidemics, to humanitarian aid in a health context, government health initiatives and ground-breaking treatments offered at professional healthcare facilities, our photographers are working tirelessly to ensure coverage of the most pressing health-related issues affecting societies at present.
- Human Interest photos represent a broad selection of images, ranging from both offbeat and scientific pictures of animals, to coverage of society as a whole, as well as photos of people of interest and celebrities. In this category you can find images of the funerals of Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher and Ariel Sharon as well as royalty photos.
- Many different aspects of the topic labour are represented as part of the epa archive at epa.eu. The epa archive houses some 4 million images some of which fall into this category. Areas as diverse as apprentices, health at work, labour dispute and retirement are offered as illustrations of this subject area.
- Lifestyle photos capture different aspects of our daily lives. The variety of these pictures ranges from everyday life to special events or particular situations. epa's lifestyle photos from around the globe portray people pursuing their hobbies, observing traditions, going about their daily occupations, enjoying a family stroll, taking yoga classes, or spending a day at the beach.
- epa offers a vast variety of images from the field of politics. This is a multi-faceted category encompassing every conceivable element of politically-related events, personalities, demonstrations and governance at both local and national levels. In these numerous sub-categories imagery covers official international relations, usually deemed diplomacy, including negotiations, rallies, demonstrations and protests that are both pro and anti-government.
- epa’s science photos cover all major disciplines. Our science imagery comprises of scientists, their explorations, discoveries and inventions and shows them in research institutes, laboratories as well as during scientific conferences. Further, the content covers the major technology conventions and fairs from the latest in engineering, medical devices, robots, to smartphones, tablets and Google Glass. In addition, epa provides a wide selection of space program photos.
- epa has worldwide network of photographers which stands for a reliable and independent coverage. This network allows an unbiased account on current conflicts, wars and protests. Our war photos comprise the Balkan conflicts, the invasion of Iraq, the school hostage in Beslan, as well as the Syrian civil war, and the wars in Afghanistan, Somalia, and Libya, to name but a few.