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DMLA Announces 2016-2018 Slate of Officers for Executive Board

The DMLA Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to announce the following slate of Officers for the 2016-2018 DMLA Executive Board:

  • DMLA President – Geoff Cannon, Masterfile
  • DMLA Vice President – Andy Yang, 500px
  • DMLA Secretary – Candice Murray, Condé Nast
  • DMLA Treasurer – Chris Carey, Minden Pictures
  • DMLA Officer-at-large   (4) positions
    • Rick Gell, Pond5
    • Leslie Hughes, Visual Steam
    • Julie Zentmaier Sloane, Science Source Images
    • Nuno Silva, Stocksy
  • DMLA Past President – Sarah Fix, Blend Images

Voting members (one per General Member) will receive ballots next week to confirm this slate.

Should you have any questions, please contact Sonia Wasco – DMLA Nominations and Elections Committee Chair at 717-626-0296 or nominations@digitalmedialicensing.org


500px collaboration with Shestock gives female photographers new distribution channels for showcasing women-centric images of everyday life

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500px, the premier photo community for discovering, sharing, buying and selling the highest quality photography, announced today a partnership with Shestock to diversify the stereotypical use of female images in stock photography. The collaboration opens up expanded visibility for Shestock’s unique portrayal of women in everyday life.

The images of everyday women are taken exclusively by Shestock’s female photographer base. The women-centric foundation helps equalize the representation of females in the photography industry.

“500px opens up new doors for the best talent across all photography segments,” said Evgeny Tchebotarev of 500px. “Female-centric images and women photographers previously have been under-represented in the creative world. Partnering with Shestock enables us to introduce authentic images of women that represent real life to the 50 million users in the 500px community.”

With the new partnership 500px and Shestock are bringing 130 new female photographers to the 500px community. The Shestock images in the 500px library include top photographers such as Diana Mulvihill, Barbara Peacock and Leah Fasten. The images include women in the workplace, with families, and in educational environments. The images can be viewed at 500px.com/shestock.

“We’re thrilled to work with 500px to breakdown stereotypes of women portrayed in typical stock photos,” said Karen Beard, Shestock founder. “The combination of the strong female-centric images from Shestock photographers with the engaged 500px community will help break down gender barriers across the photography, advertising and marketing industry.”

PACA Welcomes our Newest Members

The Membership Committee has been busy bringing new companies into the Digital Licensing Media family.  We are very excited to welcome them into the association!  Hope to see many of these new faces at the Annual Conference in October in NYC!

Corporate Sponsor:

Digimarc:  www.digimarc.com  Digimarc is the global leader in protecting author rights and book revenue, utilizes digital watermarks and web crawling technology to trace and remove pirated content across the Internet

General Members:

500px:  www.500px.com  Leveraging the photo community at 500px, with over 4 million professional photographers worldwide, 37 million data-backed photos, and dedicated research teams. 500px Prime is committed to helping creatives find and license the perfect image.

LiveItWell:  www.liveitwell.com  A small start-up to manage internet marketplace of still images made available for licensing and distribution.

PhotoAbility:  www.photoability.net  Stock Image Library featuring Inclusive Images of People with a Disability engaged in Travel, Leisure and Lifestyle activities. 

International Member:

Steven Sklifas Photography:  www.stevensklifas.com  This specialised Image Stock Library exclusively features the extensive and unique image collection of leading Mediterranean Heritage Photographer Steven Sklifas.  Stevens’ Archive library is one of the largest private collections in the world that represent Mediterranean Heritage.

Associate Members:

Karen Dsilva  Email: karen@karendsilvacreativeservices.com

Paul Melcher Email: pmelcher@gmail.com