Robert Harding Acquires Specialist Stock

Posted on 3/5/2012 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Robert Harding World Imagery, a travel and global imagery specialist agency has acquired Specialist Stock.  Specialist Stock is a comprehensive collection of environmental and nature themed still photos and footage that is regularly licensed to international broadcasters, publications and the education sector.

“We’re delighted to acquire this excellent collection two reasons.  It gives us a leading edge in environmental and nature imagery and makes us a major player in video,” said Robert Harding.  

The acquisition will mean that Robert Harding becomes an authority in themes such as global warming and green energy which will be central in the years to come. The Specialist Stock footage collection of almost 15,000 clips will also kick start the entry of Robert Harding World Imagery into the footage market.

Specialist Stock’s contributors will benefit from having their material exposed to Robert Harding’s wide, well-established client base and strong international partner network.

Specialist Stock’s Director Tom Walmsley is confident that Robert Harding will allow this collection to grow further. “In a global market it needs a substantial company with an international reputation to do justice to this wonderful archive. I am confident that Robert Harding is the right company to help the collection reach wider audiences and become even better than it is today.”

Clients can access the Specialist Stock images and video via as before. The images will later be incorporated into Robert Harding’s main website: in the near future.

Copyright © 2012 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to:  


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