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Agence France-Presse and Getty Images renew leading global content partnership

Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, and Agence France-Presse (AFP), a prominent global news agency, today announced they would extend their longstanding content agreement. 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 reaches newsrooms and readers around the world.

On the editorial side of the partnership, the outstanding joined photo coverage of the events at the US Capitol provided the latest example of this successful combination of AFP’s and Getty Images’s excellence.

“For almost 20 years, Getty Images and AFP have partnered to bring an unrivalled breadth, depth, and quality of coverage to media and other organisations globally,” said Ken Mainardis, Global Head of Content at Getty Images. “We are proud to continue our longstanding partnership which prioritises quality editorial coverage and achieves significant geographic reach.”

“AFP and Getty Images have developed a trusted partnership based on many years of working successfully together,” said Patrice Monti, Sales and Marketing Director for Agence France-Presse. “Collaborating with renowned partners enables us to extend our distribution network and ensure our content reaches even more clients around the world.”

The industry-leader in visual editorial content, Getty Images provides its over one million customers 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 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events around the globe. One of the world’s most-awarded photo business, its photographers have won over 1,100 major industry awards including the World Press Photo, Sony World Photography Awards, White House Photographer of the Year and Visa d’Or.

Benefitting from the strength of a network of 450 photographers spread across the world, AFP’s International Photo Service, recognized by its peers for its quality and its diversity, is rewarded each year at the biggest international awards in photojournalism. Built on the expertise of its photographers and photo editors, AFP’s photo offer is complemented by the production of more than 70 partner agencies.