New York – 6 November 2017: Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, today announced that Bill Shapiro will join the company as Editor and VP of Consumer Media. Based in New York, Shapiro will be responsible for establishing Getty Images as a leading consumer image destination on the web, leveraging the company’s 20-year legacy of stunning imagery, excellence in search engine optimization and best-in-class technology.
The appointment marks another step in support of the company’s strategy to extend its core B2B licensing business and establish new opportunities within the consumer market. Shapiro will have editorial oversight of Getty Images’ consumer platform, and will be responsible for delivering big-impact stories to the 97 per cent of visitors to gettyimages.com that come to admire, share and engage with the world’s best imagery.
“I am thrilled that Bill is joining us as our new Managing Editor for our Consumer Division,” said Dawn Airey, CEO, Getty Images. “Bill has unparalleled experience of building preeminent editorial destinations. Combine that with his passion for imagery and brilliance as a wordsmith, and I know we have someone who will drive our early consumer content to a worldwide audience who will be surprised, delighted and engaged with imagery that moves the world”.
Bill Shapiro, Editor and VP of Consumer Media, Getty Images, said: “I’m excited and honored to join such an iconic media brand as Getty Images and look forward to helping the brand position itself to more deeply engage and connect with consumers. I’m thrilled to bring both my creative and business expertise – as well as my love of photography — to this role, helping the brand refine its consumer strategy; finding new ways into the hearts and minds of consumers.”
Shapiro joins from Fast Company magazine where he served as Director for Editorial and New Business Enterprises. Before that, Shapiro spent 18 years at Time Inc. where he had a diverse career including as the editor of LIFE magazine, and as the founding editor of LIFE.com. He has worked in senior editorial positions in the magazine business for twenty years, is a curator of fine-art photography and an established author.
From socialites holidaying in Italy to the elite enjoying the Chantilly Racecourses, previously unseen photographs from the archive of legendary lifestyle photographer are available as fine art prints sold exclusively at Getty Images Gallery and photos.com
NEW YORK – 6th November 2017 – Getty Images, home to the Slim Aarons Collection, has released a set of previously unseen photographs by the legendary lifestyle photographer. The fifteen colourful photographs, which capture the hedonistic life of socialites in the fifties, sixties and seventies, are the first in a series of biannual releases planned by Getty Images. Collectors and aficionados can purchase these stunning new discoveries, alongside hundreds of other iconic Slim Aarons photographs, as limited edition prints from the Getty Images Gallery or as fine art wall décor through photos.com.
Known for what he concisely described as, “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places,” Slim Aarons documented high society and European aristocracy over a career lasting nearly half a century. Welcomed into exclusive homes, yachts and resorts around the world, his photographs provide a glimpse into a golden age of wealth, privilege, beauty and leisure. A WWII Army photographer, Slim went on to shoot assignments for Life, Holiday, Vogue, Town & Country and Harper’s Bazaar from 1947 to 1993. He died in 2006 aged 89.
On the decision to bring these new images to light, Lia De Feo, Getty Images Vice President & General Manager Consumer Prints, commented: “Slim Aarons is a Getty Images Gallery and photos.com best-selling artist. Many of his works, such as Kings of Hollywood and Poolside Gossip, are familiar and popular midcentury icons. Slim’s collection is owned and housed by Getty Images and remains mostly unseen. We felt the time was right to meet the public demand and further explore the collection. Our dedicated team of experts hand-selected these fifteen photographs and will be continually rolling out more for years to come.”
Getty Images has been the official repository and exclusive licensor of the Slim Aarons Collection for more than two decades. The Getty Images Gallery offers open edition prints starting at $110 as well as limited edition and estate-stamped Slim Aarons premium prints starting at $1,320. Photos.com offers framed and unframed fine art décor prints on paper, canvas, acrylic or metal, all in a variety of sizes and ranging from $96.
Getty Images Creative Bursary will foster new generation of commercial photographers to realise creative potential; Submissions now open for global funding
London – 19 October 2017: Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, today announces the new Getty Images Creative Bursary, to support the development of the next generation of commercial photographic talent. The $40,000 annual bursary will support emerging photographers in the creative field, enabling them to realise photographic projects – ideas that without funding, may otherwise not get off the ground.
Founded with the aim of enabling emerging photographers to break into the commercial photography industry, Getty Images Creative Bursary asks photographers to submit a project proposal and visual brief, in support of their creative idea. Applicants have complete creative freedom and can submit ideas across the photography spectrum, from ground-breaking conceptual shoots, to creative portraiture, or more traditional stock. The Bursary supports the next generation of talent, meaning recipients must be 30 years or under, or have been pursuing photography as a professional career for less than three years. Three recipients will be selected every quarter, 12 per annum, with judges awarding bursaries equating to $10,000 per quarter.
“At Getty Images we place great importance on cutting-edge creative photography, trends and art-direction, yet we recognise that breaking into the industry is difficult; it takes considerable time and financial resource to realise and fund this kind of boundary-pushing imagery,” said Andy Saunders, Senior Vice President, Creative Content at Getty Images. “Yet in today’s digital age, it is vital as an industry that we continue to attract and nurture emerging commercial industry talent.”
Saunders continues, “This new Bursary is a dream project of ours – we are committed to supporting and fostering photographic talent, and are looking forward to working with a diverse group of young and emerging photographers, helping to enable their creative vision.”
In addition to receiving the funding, photographers will be offered the opportunity to license their awarded work through GettyImages.com, with 100 per cent of royalties from these projects going back to the photographers themselves. Following this, recipients will also be offered the opportunity to join Getty Images’ contributor network where they can license previous and future work with Getty Images, on a separate and traditional contributor contract.
Interested photographers are encouraged to apply from today with the first bursaries granted this coming December and thereafter each quarter.
Shortlisted projects will be judged by an acclaimed industry-leading panel, including:
– Andy Saunders, Senior Vice President, Creative Content, Getty Images
– Andy Adams, Photographer and Publisher of Flak Photo
– Jeanie Annan-Lewin, Founder of Moodboard Zine and London-based fashion editor and stylist
– Andrea Wise, Co-Founder of Diversify Photo and independent artist and editor
The Getty Images Creative Bursary is part of Getty Images’ wider grants programme, which since its inception has donated over US$1.4 million to photographers around the world.
For more information about the Getty Images Creative Bursary or to submit a project, visit: http://wherewestand.gettyimages.com/gi_grants/creative-bursary/#how_to_apply
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