image market – business trends 2019 (Germany)

The 2nd big industry survey “image market – business trends 2019” of the German Association of Professional Image Providers (BVPA) in cooperation with the study course Photojournalism and Documentary Photography of the Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts under the direction of Prof. Lars Bauernschmitt delivers its findings.

Food image agency StockFood is now part of Hubert Burda Media

Munich-based StockFood GmbH is now part of Hubert Burda Media´s network. StockFood is one of Germany’s most respected photo agencies. As market leader, it carries works by more than 1,000 food photographers from around the world. StockFood will retain its current workforce and its independence as a company. Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany´s largest media companies and market leader in food media.

Unfair contract will not save the media industry!

This is the reproduction of an article published by four leading organisations in Sweden, including CEPIC member BLF, against growing unfair contractual rules imposed by media companies on freelancers.

Successful CEPIC Panel at Visa pour l’Image

CEPIC was proud to host an informative and bi-lingual panel in Perpignan last Wednesday 31st August on the subject of the Relationship between the Picture Agency and the Photographer

The History of German Picture Agencies – Part Four

The state of the German picture market: microstock and new business models within the rights management division, international co-operations between art museums, a new language of images: the business is constantly changing but it continues to develop.

The History of German Picture Agencies – Part Two

Innovation, market changes, new technology: A tough challenge for all members of the picture market in the nineties of the last century.. Some of them had the right feeling what the new direction would look like. They reacted right on time.

The History Of German Picture Agencies – Part One

A look at the changes of the Picture Industry on the German market within the last two decades. The first part is about the Old School saying goodbye to transparencies, meeting new technologies and being confronted by the growing giants of the picture industry.