On December 13, 2006, the British Journal of Photography published an opinion piece by Lewis Blackwell, Getty Images group creative director, under the title "Change Must Come." The following is reprinted with permission of the BJP and Getty Images.
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With its Lifesize collection Getty Images has opened the door to its site to every photographer who can meet a certain quality standard. With this move Getty may have set out on a path that could put many of its image partners out of business!
Kroll, the company charged with closing Imagestate, has filed a six-month report on their progress along with details of the transaction. The agreement transferred debts of approximately £438,000 of Imagestate receivables to Heritage Partners. Hertitage agreed to remit 50% of all monies realized and provided for £500,000 to be paid in three installments.