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Getty Images and AFP renew leading content partnership

Longstanding partnership continues to provide news rooms around the world with unrivalled coverage of news, sport and entertainment imagery and video.

Getty Images, the world’s leader in visual communications, and Agence France-Presse (AFP), a leading global news agency, today announced the renewal and continuation of their longstanding content partnership. Since 2003, the global media companies have worked in partnership, leveraging their complementary strengths to ensure premium, comprehensive and up-to-the-minute coverage of News, Sports, and Entertainment imagery and video reaches news rooms and readers around the world.


The industry-leader in editorial content, Getty Images provides customers in nearly 200 countries with a depth, breadth and quality of coverage that is unmatched. From red carpet events to football stadiums to conflict zones and beyond, each year the company represents more than 130,000 news, sport and entertainment events around the globe. The world’s most-awarded photo business, its photographers have won 1,000+ major industry awards including the Pulitzer Prize, World Press Photo, Sony World Photography Awards, White House Photographer of the Year and Visa d'Or.


"Getty Images is proud to be associated with AFP and its rich history of journalistic excellence and to continue our longstanding and successful partnership,” said Lee Martin, Senior Vice President Sales, Getty Images. “Our respective businesses complement each other in bringing an unrivalled breadth, depth, reach and quality of coverage around world News, Sports and Entertainment imagery and video to customers around the globe.”


AFP, present in 150 countries, provides fast, verified and comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video, videographics and infographics of international news events – ranging from politics, the arts and the economy to the environment, sport and lifestyle. With its exceptional network of local correspondents and its experienced teams, AFP reports on world affairs in real time in six languages, applying rigorous standards, for major national and international media organisation.


“The renewal of our contract with Getty Images strengthens a relationship of trust that is regularly enriched,” said AFP’s Chairman Emmanuel Hoog. “Creating synergies with renowned partners enables us to stimulate the distribution and development of our content in a large number of countries.”


About AFP:

AFP is a global news agency delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world from conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology. With 2,326 staff spread across almost every country, AFP covers the world 24 hours a day in six languages. AFP delivers the news in video, text, photos, multimedia and graphics to a wide range of customers including newspapers and magazines, radio and TV channels, web sites and portals, mobile operators, corporate clients as well as public institutions.



About Getty Images:

Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world, with almost 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, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Tumblr, or download the Getty Images app where you can explore, save and share the world’s best imagery.

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