Thursday, October 8, 2009

Blend Images Supports Young Photographers Alliance

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blend Images, the world’s leading multiethnic stock photography agency, announced today their support of Young Photographers Alliance (YPA), a non-profit educational foundation focused on bringing emerging photographers opportunities for advancement in photography. As a sponsor of YPA, Blend Images helps young photographers connect with the inspiration, resources, and contacts they need to reach their full potential as artists and communicators, and build successful and sustainable careers.

“We are highly committed to supporting the young photographer community,” said Sarah Fix, Creative Director at Blend Images. “As a stock agency founded by an international group of commercial photographers, it’s a natural fit for Blend to support this unique organization. Sponsoring YPA is entirely in-line with our corporate culture and ethos, we’re proud to be a part of it.”

The Young Photographers Alliance was established in the spring of 2009 by industry leaders Jerry Tavin and Deborah Free to inspire, nurture, and fulfill the dreams of young photographers around the globe. The foundation seeks to provide financial aid and educational support through scholarships, mentoring, internship programs, and educational seminars to enable students to reach goals they may not otherwise be able to achieve. The success of YPA is made possible through the generous donations of those looking to engage the support of tomorrow’s visual arts.

“Without the support of companies like Blend Images, YPA would not be successful,” said Jerry Tavin, co-founder of YPA. “Their commitment to helping emerging young photographers and nurturing their talents is refreshing.”

On October 13th, 2009, the Young Photographers Alliance will hold its first Gala Awards Ceremony and Benefit Auction in New York City. The Benefit Auction will include original signed prints from international and noteworthy photographers, alongside new prints from the YPA scholarship winners. To find out more about the Young Photographers Alliance or the YPA Gala Awards Ceremony, please visit

About Blend Images
Blend Images is a stock photography agency that specializes in producing ethnically diverse business and lifestyle imagery. The Blend collection, which currently offers over 150,000 images online, including royalty-free and rights-managed collections, celebrates ethnic and cultural diversity capturing cultural differences and real life situations. Creative professionals can search, license, and download imagery directly from Blend Images are also distributed through more than 100 agents worldwide, including many of the largest stock agencies in the industry. Blend Images is based in Las Vegas, NV with offices in Seattle, WA and Culver City (Los Angeles), CA.

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