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All Photos by Category

The epa archive comprises over seven million photos. 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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  • Arts, Culture and Entertainment

    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.

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  • Crime, Law and Justice

    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.

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  • Disasters

    Photos of disasters from around the globe are a substantial part of epa's breaking news coverage. Our photographers are on the spot following earthquakes, floods, typhoons, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, or accidents.

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  • Economy, Business and Finance

    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,

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  • Education

    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.

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  • Environment

    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.

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  • Health

    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.

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  • Human Interest

    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.

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  • Labour

    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.

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  • Lifestyle

    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.

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  • Politics

    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.

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  • Religion

    epa offers a comprehensive selection of religion photos. Such images focus on all of the world's major religions, including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam as well as features on more localised customs and beliefs, such as explorations of Buddhist or Sikh traditions, for example.

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  • Science

    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.

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  • Social Issues

    epa has a vast selection of photographs illustrating the numerous social issues affecting people and societies all over the world. Essentially, social issues refer to the problems facing human beings on a personal level on a daily basis,

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  • Sports

    epa european pressphoto agency has a superb reputation for sports coverage which has always been an outstanding element of epa's general service. From our professional team of photographers and photo editors you may expect unique sports photos of numerous competitions around the globe.

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    War

    War

    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.

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  • Weather

    There is almost no other topic in which people are so constantly and unanimously across the board and around the planet than weather. Humans, animals and plants largely depend upon the state of the weather and have to make do any and all conditions.

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