Friday, April 2, 2010
NEW YORK, March 31, 2010 - Getty Images, Inc., the world’s leading creator and distributor of visual content and other digital media, today announced the addition of over 100,000 images from the New York Daily News, a photo archive featuring the best visual history of 20th century New York. Imagery from this historical treasure trove is now available for editorial and commercial licensing to customers worldwide alongside Getty Images’ global archival offering, Hulton Archive, which contains more than 80 million images of the world’s most iconic images.
Including entertainment and politics, celebrations and disasters, heroes and criminals, New York Daily News has featured historic images that depict the city’s defining personalities, places and moments dating back to the paper’s founding in 1919, with other material dating back to 1880. The collection also includes imagery captured by some of the most respected Daily News photographers including Charles Hoff, Mel Finkelstein and Dan Farrell.
“For almost a century, our connection to New York City and our proven track record of excellence in photojournalism has allowed the New York Daily News to capture the essence of New York,” said Marc Kramer, chief executive officer, New York Daily News. “Getty Images’ market position, customer relationships and leadership in the digital space makes them the ideal distribution partner. This partnership enables us to share our unique collection to the broadest possible audience, while benefiting from being alongside the world’s best archival imagery collections.”
In recognition of both its photojournalist and editorial excellence, the New York Daily News has garnered multiple prestigious industry awards over the years including the Pulitzer Prize, the George Polk Award, the Meyer Berger Award and numerous Press Photographers Association honors.
“The New York Daily News collection is widely recognized as an important piece of American history,” said Michael Teaster, senior vice president of sales, Getty Images. “New York has always been at the forefront of the world’s politics, finance, sports, and culture. The addition of these images to Getty Images’ archive and editorial offering will enable our customers to access to the finest and most comprehensive collection from one platform.”
Getty Images’ archive features the most comprehensive commercial archive, with more than 80 million images that represent the defining moments and personalities from the 19th century to the present. With contributions from world renowned partners such as Time & Life Pictures and content from iconic collections including the Robert Sengstacke Archive, Michael Ochs Archive, Ernst Haas, George Eastman House, among others, Getty Images offers a distinguished archival collection that is curated to provide a contemporary relevance for the needs of today’s global media.
To view the entire New York Daily News collection, visit www.gettyimages.com/NYDailyNews.
About Getty Images
Getty Images is the world’s leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.
About the New York Daily News
The Daily News is the largest and most widely read newspaper in the New York metropolitan area and the sixth largest daily newspaper in the country. Average daily readership for the Daily News tops 2.3 million, with Sunday readership reaching 2.5 million. In addition to the Daily News’s print readership, NYDailyNews.com features 21.8 million unique users per month. The Daily News recently introduced new cutting-edge printing technology making it New York’s first and only full-color daily newspaper.