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AFP publishes up to 3,000 photos a day, delivering comprehensive coverage of global news

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our network of 500 award winning photographers and editors (Prize & awards), produce up to 3,000 new images per day (ImageForum) covering all the global news, including politics, conflicts, general news, fashion and more...

  1. 3000
    new photos

    per day

  2. 23
    millions

    archive images from the AFP and its partners dating back to the very beginning of photography

  3. 3
    formats

    high definition (up to 4,000 pixels), 768 pixels, 512 pixels with IPTC information

  • Return from Cuba
    18/12/2014
    Return from Cuba
    AFP / Saul Loeb
  • Club World Cup
    18/12/2014
    Club World Cup
    AFP / Javier Soriano
  • Atibainha river
    18/12/2014
    Atibainha river
    AFP / Miguel Schincariol
  • Rainy Athens march
    18/12/2014
    Rainy Athens march
    AFP / Louisa Gouliamaki
  • Castro on TV
    18/12/2014
    Castro on TV
    AFP / Yamil Lage
  • Afghan carpenter
    18/12/2014
    Afghan carpenter
    AFP / Aref Karimi
  • Flag day in Arbil
    18/12/2014
    Flag day in Arbil
    AFP / Safin Hamed
  • Piazza Venezia
    18/12/2014
    Piazza Venezia
    AFP / Tiziana Fabi
  • Golden Temple prayer
    18/12/2014
    Golden Temple prayer
    AFP / Narinder Nanu
  • Hanukkah in Jerusalem
    18/12/2014
    Hanukkah in Jerusalem
    AFP / Ahmad Gharbli
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Based on AFP’s reporting network, the Photo Service delivers news on everything from politics, diplomacy, economics, science, culture and sport worldwide.

AFP’s Photo Service is one of the most frequently used by media outlets all over the world.

As well as providing strong news content, AFP photos provide multiple angles on the stories they cover. The Agency’s photos enable all dimensions of a story to be explored, whilst retaining essential professional impartiality.

Added to the expertise and quality of the work produced by the Agency’s photojournalists and editors, the photo network uses the most advanced technologies available to deliver images in real time to its customers all over the world.

 

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The International Photo Service

AFP’s International Photo Service produces 3,000 new images a day to provide ongoing coverage of all of the world’s news.

Regional feeds (covering France, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific) cover key international events, as well as news from their own region from a local perspective.

  • Unlimited access to the International Service and Regional Editions for newspapers and TV
  • Package rate access (flexible volume and frequency) to Real Time and Archive photos
  • Individual access to Real Time and Archive photos
  • Entire Service delivered via Satellite and FTP (integrated with client system or AFP’s reception system)
  • ImageForum web platform: available worldwide round the clock

International Sports Photo Service

AFP’s International Sports Photo Service covers all global sports events (World Championships, special events) and other international events (European Championships, Asian Championships, the Commonwealth Games, etc.).

The service provides comprehensive ongoing coverage of world sport in real time:

  • Photojournalists at major world sporting events (football, cycling, tennis, golf, cricket, rugby, Formula 1, badminton, table tennis, horse racing, show jumping, gymnastics, volleyball, handball, European and NBA basketball, baseball, martial arts, etc (list non-exhaustive)
  • Comprehensive coverage of international events such as the Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games, Cricket Tournaments, etc.
  • Complete coverage of English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese national football championships
  • Coverage of North American sports (basketball, American football, baseball, ice hockey)
  • Coverage on sports bodies, clubs, athletes and sponsors, with a special focus on financial interests

  • Unlimited access to the International Service and Regional Editions for newspapers and TV
  • Package rate access (flexible volume and frequency) to Real Time and Archive photos
  • Individual access to Real Time and Archive photos
  • Entire feed delivered via Satellite and FTP (integrated with client system or AFP’s reception system)
  • ImageForum web platform: available worldwide round the clock

ImageForum Image Bank

ImageForum is a web platform designed for the press, websites and businesses. Subscribers enjoy real time access to all of Agence France-Presse’s photo and graphics output and to the photo collections of over 30 partner agencies.

The dedicated editorial team produces daily updates of:

  • Selections and themed files
  • Retrospectives, anniversary files and compilations

 

ImageForum provides:

  • instant access to searchable original content
  • simple, intuitive navigation

 

organised into six categories: news, economics, sport, celebrities, features and fashion.

Stay in touch with world news in real time with ImageForum alerts

The ImageForum alert tool provides personalised updates of AFP’s photo content in real time via email.

ImageForum’s faceted search engine features dynamic filters to refine your search terms and find the photo you need in just a few clicks

The Exalead© search engine is integrated into ImageForum for a faster, more intuitive search.

  • Unlimited access to the International Service and Regional Editions for the newspapers and TV
  • Package rate access (flexible volume and frequency) to Real Time and Archive photos
  • Individual access to Real Time and Archive photos
  • Subscription to AFP content and/or partner content
  • Photos available in .jpeg format (high definition up to 4,000 pixels, 768 pixels or 512 pixels) with IPTC information
  • Image resolution: up to 13 million pixels
  • Platform access: worldwide, round the clock
  • Supported browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome

Photo Slideshows

AFP’s editorial teams bring together the best of the news in pictures via daily photo galleries.

 

24 hours in pictures

The ’24 hours in pictures’ slideshow features the 12 most striking images of the day.

 

Runway shows

Teams of photographers provide daily coverage from the fashion world’s most prestigious runways during the Spring-Summer and Autumn-Winter shows. A selection of the best pictures from all the designers and all the shows is available in slideshow format.

 

Unusual photos

AFP selects between 30 and 50 of its best unusual shots per month.

 

Bespoke Content

AFP offers an on-demand reporting service that provides media clients with responsive, tailor-made solutions that can be deployed worldwide.