Leading Stock Photo Sellers - 2008

Posted on 8/20/2008 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

To the best of our knowledge his chart lists all the sellers, worldwide who have gross annual revenues in excess of one million dollars. Since most of these companies are privately owned we have been forced in many cases to make estimates of their revenue based on information from the photographers they represent and from competitors.

Leading Stock Photo Sellers    
GROUP A - Over $20 million    
Getty Images USA www.gettyimages.com
(plus iStockphoto & Punchstock)    
Corbis (plus Veer) USA www.corbis.com
Jupiterimages USA www.jupiterimages.com
Associated Press USA  
Amana Japan www.amana.jp
Masterfile Canada www.masterfile.com
Reuters UKI www.reutersphoto.com
DPA Photo Germany http://www.dpa.de/en/produkte/bild/index.html
Alamy UK www.alamy.com
Photolibrary Australia www.photolibrary.com
Image Source UK www.imagesource.com
Aflo Japan www.aflo.com
GROUP B - $5 to $20 million    
A21 (formerly SuperStock) USA www.superstock.com
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
Dreamstime USA www.dreamstime.com
Eyedea (Hachette Photos) France www.eyedeaphotos.com
fotosearch.com USA www.fotosearch.com
Fotolia France www.fotolia.com
Grazia Neri Italy www.grazianeri.com
Hollandse Hoogete Netherlands  
Images.com USA www.images.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
Rex Features UK www.rexfeatures.co.uk
Scanpix Scandinavia www.scanpix.com
Science Photo Library UK  
Shutterstock USA www.shutterstock.com
Uniphoto Japan www.uniphoto.jp
GROUP C - $1 to $5 million    
Adobe Stock Photos USA www.adobestockphotos.com
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  
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
plainpicture Germany www.plainpicture.de
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 © 2008 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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