Getty Images partners with legendary celebrity photographer Patrick McMullan

June 27, 2016 • Company News

The Patrick McMullan Collection, now available at, showcases decades of images of famous faces from the world of entertainment and New York high society  

New York, 27 June, 2016:  Getty Images, the world’s leader in visual communication, today announced an exclusive syndication partnership with legendary entertainment photographer, columnist, television personality, publisher and philanthropist, Patrick McMullan and the Patrick McMullan Company (PMc).  The new editorial partnership sees McMullan’s renowned archival imagery, as well as all future work, made available to Getty Images’ customers in almost 200 countries.

McMullan, a stalwart of the entertainment, party and celebrity scene for the last thirty years, is renowned for his iconic photography of celebrities and New York society. The Patrick McMullan Collection comprises of archival imagery from the early 1990s onwards, providing a veritable time capsule showcasing celebrity and social culture throughout the decades.

Focusing his work on A-list celebrities, fashion designers, actors, society personalities, politicians and cultural icons, he photographs high profile events including parties for Vanity Fair, Tribeca Film Festival and TIME 100, as well as The Met Ball and CDFA Awards amongst many others.

The Patrick McMullan Collection on Getty Images will be continually updated to include the latest imagery from the over 50 events the Patrick McMullan Company covers each week, many of which are PMC exclusives.

“Patrick McMullan is an icon in the entertainment photography industry. His collective work represents one of the most remarkable visual archives of American social life today and reveals an exclusive viewpoint into a world many don’t get to see.  We are thrilled to partner with PMC to bring this imagery to Getty Images’ extensive global audience”, said Getty Images Vice President of Entertainment, Roxanne Motamedi.

“Getty Images is the absolute leader in photography for the present and the future. The synergy between Patrick McMullan Company and Getty Images is vastly exciting, and I am extremely engaged by the many possibilities that this partnership will encourage,” said Photographer Patrick McMullan.

“I look forward to being a unifying presence at Getty Images through editing, mentoring, and my enthusiastic passion for photos; the ones that I have taken, as well as the many images of the extraordinarily talented photographers that are a part of the Getty Images team.”

The Collection will sit amongst Getty Images’ industry-leading editorial collection, showcasing comprehensive entertainment coverage from over 70,000 high profile events a year.

The Patrick McMullan Collection from is available here from today.


About Patrick McMullan:

Patrick McMullan is an American photographer, columnist, television personality and socialite. His photo work focuses on people, particularly A-list celebrities, superstar fashion designers, modelsactorspoliticianscultural icons and the power elite.

With a career spanning over three decades, McMullan covers the most glamorous comings and goings at some of the entertainment industry’s biggest parties. Educated at New York University (graduating in 1980 with a BS in Marketing), McMullan’s business acumen, skill with people and joy of “picture taking” has become somewhat legendary.  Encouraged by friend, Andy Warhol to bring his camera everywhere, McMullan has always kept up with the latest technology and equipment from his start in New York City in the late 1970’s.

McMullan holds many philanthropic issues close to his heart.  As a cancer survivor himself, he’s given much of his time to raise awareness, funding and press for organizations such as the National Hemophilia Foundation, the FDNY and Art Walk’s Benefit by Coalition for the Homeless, to name a few.

He has lived in the same Lower Fifth Avenue apartment for 40 years. He has had the same continuous column at Interview Magazine since 1987 and New York Magazine since 1995, as well a vast amount of other media. McMullan is currently included in the International Center for Photography’s (ICP) inaugural exhibition entitled Public, Private, Secret, on view now.
“My hope is to broaden the possibilities of the way images are looked at, thought about, collected, shown and saved for all. The future is here!” – Patrick McMullan

About Patrick McMullan Company:
Patrick McMullan Company is a full service photography and digital imaging agency established in the 1980’s by Patrick McMullan. The company photographs over 50 events each week, many of which are PMC exclusives, and services images to the leading national and international publications. In addition to current events, PMC has an extensive archive, searchable by date, name and event, starting in 1980 combined PMC is a visual Who’s Who that is an invaluable resource to the media and the individual.

About Getty Images:

Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world, with over 200 million assets available through its industry-leading sites and The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in almost 200 countries and is the first place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful content from the world’s best photographers and videographers. Getty Images works with over 200,000 contributors and hundreds of image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 130,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world’s deepest digital archive of historic photography.

Visit Getty Images at to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of still and moving imagery in communication and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.  For company news and announcements, visit our Press Room, and for the stories and inspiration behind our content, visit Stories & Trends. Find Getty Images on Facebook, TwitterInstagramLinkedIn, and Pinterest.



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