USA newsgathering agency Associated Press (AP), which has the world's largest collection of imagery in its commercial digital photo archive, has renewed their licence with Johannesburg picture agency, PictureNet for Africa.
This longstanding association is now in its 10th year with PictureNet as AP's exclusive agent for editorial licensing in Africa. This enables PictureNet to source a vast selection of historical, commercial and breaking news photographs as they happen, and make them available to their clients in Africa.
"We are delighted with AP's renewal and look forward to our continued association," comments PictureNet photo director, Pam Hamiton. "This renewal has topped off a very eventful year for us, due to a flood of breaking global and local news stories, such as the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes split, Olympic cyclist Lance Armstrong being stripped of his titles, the Marikana mining massacre and Superstorm Sandy devastating the US East Coast."
Quick turnaround time is crucial when it comes to sourcing headline news images, and after 15 years in the business and a strong foundation of global affiliations with both agencies and photographers, PictureNet continues to provide a cutting-edge service. The agency has also become known for affording personal attention to every client.
For the month of December, PictureNet has a special promotion on their social media platforms. All you have to do is "Like" or follow PictureNet on Facebook or Twitter (Hamilton@PictureNet
) to stand a chance of winning an autographed copy of top South African photographer João Silva's latest book, In the Company of God.
This fascinating photographic compilation portrays Iraqi Shi'a Muslims in a period of occupation and transition, and makes a wonderful coffee-table book or Christmas gift.