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Mary Evans Picture Library opens its doors for Open House London




Mary Evans Picture Library, the UK’s leading source for historical images, will be taking part in London’s Open House event on Saturday 17 September 2016, opening the doors of its Arts and Crafts-style building in Blackheath to visitors.

Now in its 25th year, the Open House London event is the capital’s largest architectural showcase, opening up unusual, remarkable or historic buildings for one weekend only and allowing members of the public a chance to explore and learn more about the city’s rich heritage. The event’s aim is to promote public awareness and appreciation of London’s building design and architecture, helping the wider community to become more knowledgeable, engage in dialogue and make informed judgements on architecture.

Mary Evans Picture Library is located in the former parish hall of All Saints’ Church, which was built in 1928 after houses and shops on the site were destroyed by a First World War Zeppelin raid. Designed by architect Charles Canning Winmill, who met and was heavily influenced by Philip Webb, the architect of William Morris’ Red House in Bexleyheath, the building bears many hallmarks of the Arts and Crafts movement from its round windows to its decorative facade. It has been the home of the library since 1989.

Mary Evans caption writer, Gill Stoker, has been researching the building’s past in preparation for Open House and discovered it was opened by Princess Marie Louise, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, in November 1928. Over the years it has had many uses ranging from child welfare clinics and dance classes to fetes and youth clubs. During the Second World War, it was requisitioned as a British Restaurant, one of a network of canteens set up by the Ministry of Food, intended to provide nutritious, non-profit meals to bomb victims and war workers.

Jessica Talmage, Deputy Picture Research Manager, who has organized the library’s participation in the event, said: “The style of the building and our sign above the door are intriguing to passers-by and each week people ring the doorbell of the library, asking if they can look around. As a working business, we are unfortunately not in a position to regularly give tours but Open House will provide us with the ideal excuse to show off the hall as well as its unique contents. The building is very much part of the Mary Evans identity, and the ideal setting for our historical archive. Not only do we get to work with a fantastic collection, but it’s a privilege to spend every day in such a characterful building. We are looking forward to sharing it with others.”

Mary Evans Picture Library will be participating in Open House London on Saturday 17 September 2016 from 10am to 5pm. Guided tours will take place every half hour. Last tour at 4:30pm. No need to book, just turn up!

To find out more about Open House visit

Workbook to sponsor Visual Connections New York Image Expo 2016




Workbook, the leading marketing resource for commercial photographers and illustrators, will again be the Principal Sponsor of this year’s Visual Connections Image Expo at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York on October 27.

Workbook’s involvement last year took Visual Connections in an exciting new direction, into assignment photography, illustration and footage, perfectly complementing the traditionally strong presence of editorial and creative stock agencies, and making the event even more attractive to creative buyers and producers.

“Visual Connections gave us the opportunity to take our message about the power of assignment photography and illustration to an entirely new audience,” said Bill Daniels, CEO of Workbook. “We felt like it could not have gone better so we look forward to working with the Visual Connections team to build on that success at this year’s event!”

Artist reps, production companies and stock agencies are all part of one ecosystem, supplying publishers, advertisers, designers and TV producers with millions of images and seconds of footage. Visual Connections is the meeting place for all the professionals involved in creating, researching, sourcing and licensing visual content.

97% of the people who attend Visual Connections are actively seeking new providers of visual media; and that’s what they find: agencies and reps they hadn’t heard of and wouldn’t have found out about any other way.

“This relationship with Workbook has been hugely successful in helping us become the meeting place for all visual creatives. Those who routinely use stock benefit from seeing the work of some of the world’s top photographers; those who mainly commission new content benefit from seeing the wide variety of stock available when time or budgets are tight,” says Deborah Free, Co-President of Visual Connections.

Fully-inclusive exhibitor packages start at just $1,040 for a first-time exhibitor booking by July 31, plus there’s a range of advertising and promotion options to suit all budgets.

Full details about the event are available here

Don’t Miss the ACSIL FOOTAGE EXPO 2016 – NYC – June 9, 2016


Prince George Ballroom
15 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016
June 9, 2016
9:30 am – 7:00 pm EST


Don’t miss the Keynote at 10am.
Exhibit Floor opens at 11am and is FREE to media professionals.                                                 Come to Happy Hour from 5pm – 7pm.

GET A PASS to attend concurrent SESSIONS for $50.


Archival Producers Take Charge as Commissions for Archive-Inspired Programming Break Out

This panel will discuss the role of the Archival Producer on a production team and help the audience understand the growing appetite for such programming among OTT and VOD entities such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, Curiosity Stream, Smithsonian Networks, the Sundance Documentary Channel, and other startups on Apple TV and Roku. Featuring Archival Producers Jessica Berman-Bogdan, Sue Ricketts and Justine Gabbard

Producers Rack Up Victories in Court and Start Testing the Limits of Fair

Now that the production community has won the big legal battles regarding Fair Use of Copyright Material, including the right to disenable DVD security coding to exercise their Fair Use rights, a new test of Fair Use is now aggressive and ideological. This panel brings the prominent and active litigators and scholars to argue it out: Where do they agree? Where are the boundaries? What is coming down the legal pipeline that may affect us all? Featuring Nancy E. Wolff, Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP; Jack Lehner, Director of Intellectual Property Art and Technology Clinic, University of Califorina, Irvine and David Peck, President, Reelin in the Years

Big Minds Think Big Thoughts About the Future of Footage Licensing

The best strategic minds in technology, entertainment, academia, finance, and media provide their take on the strategic landscape of the footage-licensing future. Featuring Chris Vizas, Partner, Sutton Hoo Studios; Denis Radeke, Content Development Manger, Adobe Systems and Mark Bauman, SVP Business Development, Smithsonian Institution


Creatives are Turning Evermore to Footage for Their Most Important Campaigns

Creative and marketing professionals are inspired and increasingly searching within the deep visual reservoir of the footage industry. Is the experience of a creative encounter with footage sources what it should be? This session will cast a wide net over the challenges facing the creative industry in searching for and licensing footage content in today’s environment. Featuring Helen Higbee, Director, Business Development, Stills and Footage, Bridgeman Images; Andrew Delaney, Director, Creative Content,Getty Images and Derrick Rhodes, Director of Footage, Shutterstock

How Technology Brings New Joy and Clarity to Footage Discovery

Perhaps no area of search technology is as active today as footage search functionality. The Department of Commerce has devoted significant resources to develop search routines for visual materials that are comparable to our search for text. And semantic web platforms provide associations to resources that are not necessarily built into the database. Many of ACSIL’s members have introduced highly sophisticated search and discovery tools to assist those in need of footage. This panel will provide a bird’s eye view of best search practices and emerging technologies. We’ve gone far beyond “advanced search.” You’ll learn why in this session. Panelists to be announced.

Independent Filmmakers Find a Hot Market for Their Stock & Archival Footage

Many filmmakers are generating significant revenue from their independent archives through footage licensing and sales. This panel provides testimonials from independent producers who are generating significant revenue from their personal and independent archives. Footage acquisitions and sales units will provide their take on footage in demand. And services for prepping filmmaker archives for sale will round out this opportunity for today’s creative community. Featuring Rob Crocker, Cinematopher/Founder, Uberstock and Mick Reed, Founder and CEO, Clippin

robertharding photographer wins CEPIC Stock Photography Award

Top robertharding wildlife photographer David Gibbon has won an award at the second CEPIC Stock Photography Competition with his incredible image “Puffin in the Farne Islands”.


David was recently signed to the agency as part of a new initiative to recruit high-end contemporary travel and nature creators.

The second CEPIC Stock Photography competition attracted over 226 amazing photographers from 16 countries, all of whom are working with stock photo agencies. The photos were featured in an audio-visual exhibit at the CEPIC Congress in Zagreb, Croatia between the 24th and 26th of May 2016.

Robert Harding says: “We are thrilled to see David receiving recognition in this great competition. David is part of an enormously talented new generation of robertharding photographers that continue to produce outstanding work and we’re sure we’ll be seeing many other competition wins in the future.”

robertharding is an independent media licensing platform specialising in innovative travel and nature photography and video, used by the world’s largest publishers and marketeers to bring their projects to life.

We are constantly looking for contributors of high-quality travel photography and video. You can find full details HERE.

Trevillion Shines at the CEPIC Awards

Trevillion Images is thrilled to announce that for the second year running they ( have won the CEPIC Stock Photography Awards!

This year two Trevillion photographers stole the show, with Daniil Kontorovich taking first prize, and Oleg Oprisco taking second.

Daniil captivated the audience with his haunting portrait of a red-haired model gazing intently at the camera. Whilst Oleg turned heads with his surreal and playful image of a woman sewing fabric in a field.







It is a great honor to be associated with CEPIC (, which aims to support traditional stock photography and defend the rights of photographers throughout Europe.

To see the winning images and all the other fantastic entries just visit the CEPIC Photography Awards website

And make sure to check out the winning photographer’s collections on the Trevillion website, Daniil Kontorovich ( and Oleg Oprisco ( have hundreds of stunning images that cannot be missed!

LDV Vision Summit Last Minute Discount for DMLA Members

Jazzed! We are almost at our goal of equal gender balance with ~70 brilliant speakers and judges for our LDV Vision Summit in 4 days.

In the near future, every inanimate object we interact with may not only have the ability to see, but could also improve our lives.

In order for this visibility to happen, objects will need the assistance of visual sensors and cameras and we call this the Internet of Eyes#IoEyes which was just published in The Next Web.

Discount Code:

Promo code: LDV3





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The second edition of the CEPIC Stock Photography Awards is organized in cooperation with the agency East News (Poland).

The purpose of the CEPIC Stock Photography Awards is to support traditional stock photography and defend the right of photographers to receive fair compensation for their work.

Members of CEPIC and DMLA and professional photographers cooperating with them can submit their images in the following categories:

  • Cities, buildings, industry
  • Creative and abstract
  • Lifestyle and released people images
  • Nature, Science and Landscape
  • News, arts and sports

There will be first, second and third place winners with prizes of 3000 €, 1500 € and 500 €.

The winner will receive 3000 € and a title of CEPIC Stock Photographer of the Year.

The photos submitted must contain all of the required releases and will be judged in a contemporary stock photography context. An entry code is not required to enter the competition so please inform your contributing photographers to submit images to the CEPIC Stock Photography Awards.

The closing date for entries is the 6th of May 2016.

Shortlisted images will be announced prior to the CEPIC Congress 2016 – Welcome Reception and the winners will be announced during the CEPIC Annual Industry Party on 27th May in Zagreb.

Further information on contest prizes and rules can be found here.

You are welcome to submit your entries now at

For further information please contact

Ewa Burdynska-Michna

tel: +48 22 211 10 51





DAM NY offers discounts to DMLA Members

Digital Media Licensing Association is delighted to offer discounted entry to the upcoming Henry Stewart DAM New York 2016 event.

Please use the discount code DM100 to save $100 on the registration price!

DAM NY is the world’s largest event dedicated to Digital Asset Management. Now in its 14th year and the established forum for the DAM community.

Here’s a snapshot of some of the sessions to be featured this year:

  • Case Studies from Marriott International, Bloomberg, Pfizer, WWE Inc.
  • Panel Sessions on Creative Operations; Why is the Big Video Workflow so hard to Manage and Why Metadata Matters
  • Roundtable peer-to-peer discussions
  • Exhibition featuring 30+ leading solution providers

Attendees include: Colgate-Palmolive, Kohler Co., Philadelphia Eagles, Ubisoft, Bose, Cole Haan and many more…

Speaking at the event…

Sarah Cervinski, Digital Assets Manager at GoPro, has over 16 years’ experience with DAM systems, and has deployed DAM solutions at Pearson Education and Ubisoft prior to joining GoPro in 2015. Hear how GoPro handled increased content from more users, both locally and globally, integrated pre and post production workflow, rights management, publishing and marketing platforms.

In this case study the GoPro DAM Team share their past adventures and their current ongoing development and integration work, and their roadmap for the future.

About Henry Stewart Events

Henry Stewart Events is the leading provider of dedicated, cross industry briefings on Digital Asset Management (DAM) worldwide. Attended by thousands of DAM professionals since their launch, Henry Stewart DAM events and webinars are the premier briefings for experienced DAM managers and those new to the world of DAM.

Attendees will benefit from the experience of industry experts and other DAM managers on all the important issues, supported by case studies of real world performance – all from the user’s perspective.

For more information visit Henry Stewart at


Visual Connections Chicago 2016: Lots New to Look Forward to!


                                         Principal Sponsor:WB_CMYK_logo_red_tag_blk_2015

Visual Connections returns to Chicago on Thursday, May 5th to stage another discovery, networking and education event exclusively for image/footage/art buyers and researchers. The venue will again be the beautiful and conveniently located Ivy Room at Tree Studios.

This is a unique opportunity for creative directors, designers, editors, publishers and producers to find creative inspiration and new providers of visual media; to pick up tips about legal issues, trends and new resources; and network with peers from leading creative and editorial companies.

“Visual Connections brings picture professionals together better than any other regular event I know of.” – Doug Brooks, Image Research Team

Over half the exhibitors are new to Visual Connections Chicago, representing the full gamut of stock and commissioned photography, illustration and motion, including artist reps Emissary, Illustration USA, Jodie Zeitler, RAD and Wave Represents; 360° panoramas specialist 360Cities; movie archive British Film Institute; and video discovery & licensing platform Catch&Release.

Visual Connections is delighted to be working with Workbook, the leading marketing resource for commercial photographers and illustrators, as the event’s Principal Sponsor.

“Workbook is proud to sponsor Visual Connections in the hope that we can further cultivate the relationships that result in stunning visual campaigns,” says Bill Daniels, Owner of Workbook.

“This new relationship is a key part of Visual Connections’ strategy to become the meeting place for all visual creatives, from stock users on a budget to high end producers,” says Deborah Free, Co-President of Visual Connections.

Three sessions are programmed for the day: the Keynote Q&A session in the morning will focus on social media as a marketing platform and talent source, with copyright attorney Bill McGrath and other industry experts on the panel. The first afternoon session will cover combined stills & motion production, with presentations by leading image makers Laurie Rubin and Jonathan Chapman; the second will examine platforms for searching and licensing stock imagery.

The day will conclude with a Cinco de Mayo-themed Happy Hour in the courtyard garden from 5–7pm, sponsored by Workbook.

Full details may be found at

Visual Connections Chicago: kicking it up a notch in 2016!




Visual Connections returns to Chicago on Thursday, May 5th to stage another networking and education event for image/footage/art buyers and researchers. The venue will again be the beautiful and conveniently located Ivy Room at Tree Studios.

Following their involvement in the New York expo in October, Workbook will again be Principal Sponsor for the Chicago Expo. As the leading resource for finding commercial photographers and illustrators, Workbook will bring artist reps, production companies and their clients to the table, alongside suppliers and buyers of stock visual media.

“Workbook is proud to sponsor Visual Connections in the hope that we can further cultivate the relationships that result in stunning visual campaigns,” says Bill Daniels, Owner of Workbook.

Creative directors, designers, editors, publishers and producers will all be seeking creative inspiration and new sources of visual media. The popular sessions program, where attendees get to question industry experts, including a copyright attorney, provides an additional justification for being out of the office, plus the network opportunity is unrivalled.

“Visual Connections brings picture professionals together better than any other regular event I know of.” – Doug Brooks, Image Research Team

Attending our last event (in 2014) were many of the major advertising and publishing companies based in Chicago, including: BBDO, DDB, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Feldman & Associates, Hallmark Cards, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Leo Burnett, Lipman Hearne, McGraw-Hill, National Geographic Learning, Ogilvy & Mather, Pearson, and many more.

“Nothing beats the face to face contact, not even speedy digital communication.”
– Heather Johnson, Curt Teich Postcard Archives (2014 exhibitor)

To add a little spice to the day, there will be a Mexican Cinco de Mayo theme to the catering at the event and post-event party in the courtyard.