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Gado Images Highlights African American History Images for Black History Month

 

 

 

Gado Images is a San Francisco based company that works with archives worldwide to help them digitize and monetize their visual history. Our partner collections include Johns Hopkins University, the Afro American Newspapers, Silicon Valley Historical Association, and Stuart Lutz Historic Documents. Through partnerships with leading media organizations including Getty Images, Alamy, and Universal Images Group, we distribute our archives’ content to twenty-plus marketplaces around the world.

In celebration of Black History Month, Gado Images’ research staff handpicked some of our best archival and contemporary editorial content providing extensive coverage of African American History topics. Our images cover topics ranging from pre-history through slavery and the Civil War, into the civil rights movement, African-American artists and entertainers of the 20th century, all the way up to modern movements like Black Lives Matter.

The images come from some of the top African American History archives worldwide. Specific collections include more than 11,000 images from the Afro American Newspapers, as well as more than 600 portraits of African-American life at the turn of the century from Johns Hopkins University, entertainment images from the Clarence Gatson collection, and a variety of materials from our Smith Collection. We also have a small but important collection of footage documenting African-American life since the 1950s.

Gado Images has gathered a unique gallery inspired by the recent film Hidden Figures, documenting African Americans in STEM fields, from George Washington Carver to the present day. You can see all our images of African-Americans in STEM fields here: http://www.gettyimages.com/collaboration/boards/VP1n3olOvUuaToD6HGu0Pw

In addition to our African American History content, Gado Images has unique materials from a variety of partners, as well as our own archive in San Francisco. Our collections have strong coverage of science, medicine and technology, 20th century Americana, and the Vietnam War. Our staff is available to field research requests, and we can generally turn around requests in as little as 24 hours. If we don’t have a particular artifact in one of our collections, we can often even acquire the artifact for a request, digitize it at our lab in San Francisco, and have imagery available within one week. All of our research services are free of charge.

 

For specific research requests for Black History Month and beyond, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@gadoimages.com.

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To learn more about Gado Images and partnering opportunities, visit www.gadoimages.com.

 

 

Interview with DMLA Corporate Sponsor of the Year 2015: Agency Access

At last year’s DMLA Conference we instigated some new awards and reinstated some awards that we hadn’t given for some years in an effort to acknowledge the special efforts of some of our members.  Here is the first of our series on the accomplishments of these special companies/people before new honors are bestowed at this year’s conference.

First up, Keith Gentile, CEO of Agency Access, our first ever Corporate Sponsor of the Year.  You can view his interview here.

Focus: Agency Access, Winner of 2015 Corporate Sponsor of the Year

At last year’s DMLA Conference we instigated some new awards and reinstated some awards that we hadn’t given for some years in an effort to acknowledge the special efforts of some of our members.  Here is the first of our series on the accomplishments of these special companies/people before new honors are bestowed at this year’s conference.

First up, Keith Gentile, CEO of Agency Access, our first ever Corporate Sponsor of the Year.

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Could you describe the role you played in DMLA’s branding last year?

Last year, we were approached by DMLA’s executive director, Cathy Aron, and president, Sarah Fix, to help re-brand and market DMLA. One of our senior marketing consultants and member of the DMLA board, Karen D’Silva, worked with Biggs, a hip New York graphic design agency, and supported the logo design. After this new identity was created for DMLA, I worked on a program to market the company’s new vision and goals to its members and potential members. At Agency Access, we have an amazing Campaign Manager program designed to provide consulting support, design support, and implementation support. I assigned an elite crew, which included Karen D’Silva as consultant, Alison Abate as designer, and Katie Jackson as campaign manager to market the 2015 DMLA conference. They worked on a series of email promotions and a print brochure to promote the new vision to members. Through a series of branded emails, we scheduled campaigns and simultaneously focused our attention on all the great things the conference had to offer. By including DMLA’s new vision, registration, seminars, and parties, our goal was to educate the market on how spectacular the conference would be.

What does winning the first corporate sponsor of the year award mean to you?

It was surreal! It meant so much to me personally, and most importantly, to my team. I couldn’t take all the credit because there were so many moving parts and people involved in making it happen. We were flattered and shocked with the generous award and recognition.

 Looking back at the conferences’ success, which contribution of yours are you proudest of?

I am proudest of the increase in brand awareness. Our goal was to educate people on the new brand and vision of DMLA while increasing registration to the conference, and I feel we did exactly that. Another memorable moment was when Cathy and Sarah approached us to express gratitude for supporting them. Other supporters of DMLA that I have never met also came over to thank us. All the recognition we were given felt amazing because our hard work had paid off. We felt very much appreciated.

What have you been working on for this year’s conference and what are you most looking forward to?

This year, we want to soak in the conference more. We were so involved last year that we really didn’t get the chance to absorb all the greatness the DMLA conference has to offer. I’m looking forward to meeting more people and possibly make some business connections. I feel we have a lot to offer and look forward to doing so. With that said, we will be hosting the fireside chat, engaging the audience in an intimate and honest conversation about marketing in the digital age. Karen D’Silva will be joining us, and I look forward to bringing some good topics to the floor.

Agency Access started as a small database company but has since expanded. What do you credit your success to?

I’ve been at this for 20 years and I still look back and ask myself, “How did I get here?” I was only 19 years young when I fell into this industry, and I didn’t know much at all back then. All I knew was that I loved the industry, was a hard worker, and truly cared about my members and their success. I love helping people. I love to work, but most importantly, I choose to surround myself with employees that are better than me. My employees are incredible people that I trust and care for very much. They are intelligent, loyal, hard working, and share the same values I do. Helping people be successful is always our number one goal.

Now is the future!

A session about 360 and virtual reality

In June of this year, Getty Images announced the launch of the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group-a new business dedicated to the creation and global distribution of virtual reality (VR) content. Are immersive products such as 360 and VR photos/video about to revolutionize the stock photo market? We will explore the technology and its opportunities with experts from all sides: creation, licensing and publishing at the DMLA 2016 Conference on Friday, October 28th at 2:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Jersey City.  Read about the panelists here

Now is the future! At the DMLA 2016 Conference!

A session about 360 and virtual reality

In June of this year, Getty Images announced the launch of the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group-a new business dedicated to the creation and global distribution of virtual reality (VR) content. Are immersive products such as 360 and VR photos/video about to revolutionize the stock photo market? We will explore the technology and its opportunities with experts from all sides: creation, licensing and publishing at the DMLA 2016 Conference on Friday, October 28th at 2:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Jersey City.

Meet the session participants:

Moderator: Paul Melcher

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Paul Melcher brings more than 20 years of experience in photo licensing, technology breakthrough and leadership roles for world-renowned photography companies. He was named by American Photo as one of the “100 most influential individuals in American photography.”Mr. Melcher is currently a strategic consultant for visual tech startups, an advisor, and the founder of Kaptur Magazine, the first online publication solely devoted to the visual tech industry. He has held top executive positions at companies such as Stipple, Rex Features, Digital Railroad, Corbis, ImageDirect, Zymmetrical and PictureGroup.

Panelist: Greta Pittard-VideoBlocks

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Greta Pittard is the Vice President of Content Acquisition and Contributor Engagement at VideoBlocks (videoblocks.com).  As a senior media executive, Greta brings over 18 years of experience in strategic planning, development, and management of multi-million-dollar business projects and operations, with expertise in growing young companies and startups. Greta was among first employees of the Smithsonian Channel, where she worked for over seven years as Director of Production Management. In addition to her background in the media industry, Greta served as Head of Company Operations at Summit Series.

Panelist: Michael Villaseñor-The New York Times

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Michael Villaseñor is Creative Director, Marketing & Innovation at The New York Times.   He creates advertising inspired by The Times legacy of premium reader experiences, evolving them to the next generation of digital platforms.

Michael’s team won multiple awards for their work on features such as NYTVR (virtual reality),” Plan Your Next Adventure” (a mash up of The Times “36 Hours” series and Google Maps), and creation of mobile-first native ad formats.   These projects demonstrate his belief that advertising can enhance a reader experience, and enable innovation in the news space.

Prior to joining The Times, Michael worked at Flite, a creative ad development platform.   He has a degree from the University of San Francisco, and spends his days thinking about design, guitars, and tacos – in that order.

Panelist: Steve Hercher-360 Cities

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Steve Hercher, originally from Portland, is a long time expat living in Prague, Czech Republic. He’s been involved with 360Cities since its inception in 2008, and as commercial director established and grew the stock photo licensing and commissioning activities that now form the company’s core business model. Prior to 360Cities, Steve held a variety of biz dev roles for internet companies based in central Europe. He has degrees from Willamette University and the London School of Economics.

 

PUBLIC DOMAIN IMAGES, CAN ANYONE USE THEM?

Since Carol Highsmith filed a claim in federal court last week against several DMLA members under Section 1202 of the Copyright Act based on images licensed by such members that she provided to the Library of Congress LOC and were displayed on the LOC website as “unrestricted”, we have received many inquiries about the meaning of “what is public domain” and whether can you license a digital file or sell a work of art that is in the public domain.  Nancy Wolff, DMLA Counsel, answers this question in our blog here.