Leading Stock Photo Sellers - 2009

Posted on 9/10/2009 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

The following is a list of the world's major stock agencies divided into three different groups based on my estimates of the gross revenue generated by each of these companies.

Group A lists companies with revenue greater than $20 million and I believe I have them in order based on size. Based on the the information available it is harder to estimate exact revenue for those in Groups B and C and thus I have listed them in alphabetical order within the group.

Leading Stock Photo Sellers
GROUP A - Over $20 million
Getty Images USA www.gettyimages.com
(plus iStockphoto, Jupiterimages & Punchstock)
Corbis (plus Veer) USA www.corbis.com
Associated Press USA
Amana Japan www.amana.jp
Masterfile Canada www.masterfile.com
Shutterstock USA www.shutterstock.com
Reuters UKI www.reutersphoto.com
Dreamstime USA www.dreamstime.com
DPA Photo Germany http://www.dpa.de/en/produkte/bild/index.html
Alamy UK www.alamy.com
Photolibrary Australia www.photolibrary.com
Fotolia France www.fotolia.com
Image Source UK www.imagesource.com
Aflo Japan www.aflo.com
GROUP B - $5 to $20 million
Action Press Germany
AFP France www.afp.com
AGE Spain www.age.com
Alinari Itali www.alinari.it
ANP Netherlands www.anp.com
Blend USA www.blendimages.com
Bridgeman Archives UK www.bridgemanarchives.com
Contrasto Italy www.contrasto.it
fotosearch.com USA www.fotosearch.com
Hollandse Hoogete Netherlands
Images.com USA www.images.com
Johner Images Sweden www.johner.com
Keystone Switzerland www.keystone.com
Laif Germany www.laif.de
Latin Stock South America www.latinstock.com
Magnum Photos USA www.magnumphotos.com
Mauritius Germany www.mauritius.com
Olycom Italy www.olycom.it
Panorama China
Photo Alto France www.photoalto.com
Photononstop France www.photononstop.com
Picture Press Germany www.picturepress.com
plainpicture Germany www.plainpicture.de
Rex Features UK www.rexfeatures.co.uk
Scanpix Scandinavia www.scanpix.com
Science Photo Library UK
SuperStock USA www.superstock.com
Uniphoto Japan www.uniphoto.jp
GROUP C - $1 to $5 million
Agence Stills France
AKG International Germany
All Over Press Scandinavia www.alloverpress.com
Altrendo Germany www.altrendo.com
ANSA Italy www.ansa.it
APA/Contrast Austria
Asia Images Singapore www.asiaimages.com
Avenue Images Germany www.avenueimages.com
Bilberberg Germany www.bilderberg.de
BSIP France www.bsip.com
Camera Press UK www.camerapress.com
De Agostini Picture Library Italy www.deagostini.it
Dorling Kindersley UK
EastNews Poland
Erickson Stock USA www.ericksonstock.com
Eyedea (Hachette Photos) France www.eyedeaphotos.com
fStop Germany www.fstop.com
Farabola Italy www.farabola.it
Firstlight Canada www.firstlight.com
Glowimages USA www.glowimages.com
Granata Press Italy www.granatapress.com
Great Stock! South Africa www.greatstock.co.za
Image Click Korea
Imagine China China
The Image Works USA www.imageworks.com
Keyphoto Japan www.keyphoto.jp
La Presse Italy www.lapresse.it
Marka Italy www.marka.it
Matton Denmark www.matton.com
Minden Pictures USA www.mindenpictures.com
Moodboard UK www.moodboard.com
National Geographic USA
Nature Picture Library UK www.naturepicturelibrary.com
Neo Vision Japan www.neovision.jp
Newscom USA www.newscom.com
Panoramic Images USA www.panoramicimages.com
Photobank Russia www.photobank.com
Photo Bank Yokohama Japan www.photobankyokohama.com
Photonews Belgium www.photonews.com
Photomovie Italy www.photomovie.it
Photononstop France www.photononstop.com
Photo Researchers USA www.photoresearchers.com
PhotoTake USA www.phototake.com
Premium Germany www.premium.de
Pressensbild Sweden www.pressensbild.com
Prisma Switzerland www.prisma.com
Radial Press Spain www.radialpress.com
Reporters France www.reporters.com
Robert Harding UK www.robertharding.com
Roger-Viollet France www.roger-viollet.com
Rubberball USA www.rubberball.com
SIPA France www.sipa.fr
StockFood USA & Germany www.stockfood.com
Superbild Germany www.superbild.de
Tetra Images USA www.tetraimages.com
Time-Life Picture Library USA www.timelifepictures.com
TopFoto UK www.topfoto.co.uk
Topic Photo Korea www.topicphoto.com
Uno Press Italy
Visuals Unlimited USA www.visualsunlimited.com
ZUMA USA www.zumapress.com

Copyright © 2009 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 www.selling-stock.com, 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: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


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