Shutterstock Renewed Distribution Deal with The Associated Press

Featured image: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle react and wave as they leave Windsor Castle in a carriage after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Stock photo titan Shutterstock has just renewed their distribution deal with The Associated Press (AP) to remain a key distributor to their editorial and newsworthy images in the main English-speaking markets.

This agreement lets Shutterstock customers continue to have access to AP’s daily fresh photos from all over the world as well as to a large portion of their archives.

Get to know more about this agency in our Shutterstock review.

And keep reading for more details on this big partnership in editorial images!

Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A Multi-Year Deal to Distribute AP’s Prestigious Editorial Imagery

That’s what Shutterstock secured by renewing its deal with The Associated Press. This agreement —that follows that the two companies closed in 2016— gives the stock photo agency the right to license AP’s daily photo output –which ascends to over 3000 fresh images from around the globe every day–, as well as millions of photos from their archives, to customers in the US, the UK and Ireland.

As you probably already know, The Associated Press is one of the most prestigious non-for-profit news organizations in the world, delivering instant image content on news, sports and entertainment events sourced from photographers in over 250 regions. Their archive is full of high-level, iconic pictures as well. 

Examples of content you can find in AP are images from every statehouse in the US, pictures from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's last year's Royal wedding, or photo coverage from the recent fire at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, among others.

All in all, they’re a trusted news source and the creme of the top in newsworthy and first-class editorial photography.

And if you’re in the US, UK or Ireland you can access this superb content right on Shutterstock’s platform!

Simply click here to have a look at The Associated Press collection within Shutterstock Editorial service.

Flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame cathedral as it burns in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. Massive plumes of yellow brown smoke is filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the island that marks the center of Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Shutterstock’s Ongoing Development in Editorial Service

While Royalty-free stock photos for commercial use is still the agency’s flagship offer, in latest years Shutterstock has done considerable investments, closed multiple high-profile partnerships and deals and overall fueling the development of their Editorial imagery segment.

The renewal of the AP distribution deal is another proof of how serious the company is about growing their service in photos for editorial use, and likely evidence of how fruitful their efforts have been so far.

Enjoy Trustworthy Editorial Images from AP in Shutterstock

If you need editorial images for your magazine, blog, news show or publication, you will be thrilled to know you can still find the best content from AP at affordable prices and immediate availability in Shutterstock!

Do visit Shutterstock Editorial and explore The Associated Press collection!

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