UK writer Ian Buchanan analyses the psyche of Stone in an interview with Stone creative director Andrew Saunders and art director Zoe Whishaw. This article was first published in the British Journal of Photography.
Corbis is out with a new photographer contract. Given the way the industry is headed this contract has several positive aspects, but there are also two or three points that should be given careful consideration before signing.
Getty Images, Inc. announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Visual Communications Group (VCG) from United News & Media PLC. The acquisition was financed using the proceeds of a $250 million 5% convertible subordinated note offering due 2007, which closed on March 6, 2000.
Corbis has announced that it has agreed to acquire The Stock Market. TSM is estimated to have gross annual sales in the range of $35 million. The deal is expected to close in mid-April.
Business Week has announced a major increase in assignment and space rates for the images they use. Stock uses should be similar to the space rates, if not higher. The space rates are dramatically higher than the editorial numbers in ''Negotiating Stock Photo Prices'' or ''PhotoQuote''.
There are persistant rumors that The Stock Market will be acquired by Corbis in the near future. Richard Steedman has denied the rumors in talks with photographers. In this story I discuss the pros and cons of such a merger and suggest things photographers should be considering.
Stories this month include: Getty Acquires VCG, Getty's Year End results, How Getty's story to investors differs from what they are telling photographers, Changing Educational Uses, Your Next Career and Is Video In Your Future?
News about Corbis, Saba, Time-Life Books, Index Stock Imagery, Speedpix, Corbis Acquiring Footage Now, Sheldon Marshall Launches GlobalState and more.
The stock photo industry needs to totally revise its pricing model for uses in educational publishing as it takes into account new methods of distributing educational content. This story tells you why and outlines industry changes.