The Image Works Closing Soon

Posted on 9/24/2019 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

The Image Works CEO Mark Antman has announced that after thirty-six years of operation The Image Works will be closing in the near future. He added, "We have had a fantastic run, but it is time for me to close the business, retire and move on."

“I have had a passion for the image since I was a child. I can think of few other pursuits that would have allowed me to turn that passion into a vocation. While we have not yet decided on an exact closing date, it will probably be by the end of the year.

"Our industry has seen vast changes since we started the business in 1983. Thirty six years ago most of our work was black and white prints laboriously made one by one. At that time the image was held in high esteem as a sublime way to communicate and inform. Photographers pursued their craft as a passion. Now that is rare and often it seems like images are relegated to a class of commodity. We are truly lucky to have worked during the golden age of stock photography," he continued.

Selling Stock wishes Mark and his staff the best in retirement.

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