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Stock photo titan Shutterstock has just renewed its distribution deal with The Associated Press (AP) to remain a key distributor of 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.
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That’s what Shutterstock secured by renewing its deal with The Associated Press. This agreement —that follows 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 not-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 crème 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!
While Royalty-free stock photos for commercial use are still the agency’s flagship offer, in the latest years Shutterstock has done considerable investments, closed multiple high-profile partnerships and deals, and overall fueled the development of its Editorial imagery segment.
The renewal of the AP distribution deal is another proof of how serious the company is about growing its service in photos for editorial use, and likely evidence of how fruitful its efforts have been so far.
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!