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Articles from April 2001

Getty Sells Giraudon to Bridgeman

By Jim Pickerell | 508 Words | Posted 4/24/2001 | Comments
The Bridgeman Art Library has acquired Giraudon, the prestigious French fine art picture archive from Getty Images, Inc. This acquisition strengthens Bridgeman's position as the world's leading source of fine art images.

Opus Solutions UK

By Jim Pickerell | 936 Words | Posted 4/24/2001 | Comments
Opus Solutions UK provides technology services in the UK to Picture Libraries and Photo Agenices. About 40 agencies have almost 200,000 images in their system. Peter Arnold uses the service in the U.S. CORRECTION: I made some incorrect statements about Opus in my Random Thoughts 31 and this story serves to correct that mis-information and set the record straight.

Pickerell Apologizes

By Jim Pickerell | 276 Words | Posted 4/19/2001 | Comments
I want to apologize to Corbis Corporation, its employees and my readers for an erroneous story about Corbis that I published in my Random Thoughts 31 on Monday, April 16th.

Letters To Newsweek

By Jim Pickerell | 2592 Words | Posted 4/16/2001 | Comments
Newsweek has recently lowered their day rate and some of the industry's leading photographers are saying enough is enough. Burke Uzzle and David Burnett have turned down work and written strong letters to Sarah Harbutt, Director of Photography at Newsweek. Their letters are printed here.

Direct Selling vs. Agency Selling

By Seth Resnick | 1151 Words | Posted 4/16/2001 | Comments
If you have any questions about why photographers don't trust Stock Agencies, and believe they can do a better job of licensing their work directly read the following from Seth Resnick, President of the Editorial Photographers group (EP).

Random Thoughts 31

By Jim Pickerell | 1116 Words | Posted 4/16/2001 | Comments
This series of short items includes: Tony Stone (the man) is returning to the industry, Advertising spending down, ASMP endorses StockArtistsAlliance, Rightspring doesn't get financing, and more.

Sales Down At Getty

By Jim Pickerell | 791 Words | Posted 4/10/2001 | Comments
Getty Images, Inc. announced today that they expect revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2001, to be approximately $124 million, which is about five percent below the $130 to $133 million guidance to investors provided by the company on February 8th.


By Jim Pickerell | 3122 Words | Posted 4/6/2001 | Comments
Many U.S. photographers dissatisfied with their current representation are taking a hard look at what Masterfile has to offer. The company had sales of $16 million in 2000, 55% of which were in the U.S. 20% of the photographers they represent earn roylaties of over $100,000 per year. This story provides an indepth analysis of their operation.

Dilemma For Getty Photographers

By Jim Pickerell | 2298 Words | Posted 4/6/2001 | Comments
The new Getty Images photographer contract has arrived and it seems that Getty and their photographers are operating at cross purposes. This story is my analysis of the current situation.

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Jim Pickerell launched his career as a photographer in 1963. In 1990 he began publishing a regular newsletter on stock photography. In 1995 the information was made available online as well as in print and was gradually expanded to a daily service. Click here for Pickerell's full biography.

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