Corbis is adding a selection of Demotix images to its website.
Corbis Images (www.corbisimages.com), a leading visual media provider for the creative community, and Demotix (www.demotix.com), the multi-award winning open news platform, today announced a new worldwide distribution agreement. Later this month, Corbis Images will begin offering an edited selection of breaking news photography from Demotix through corbisimages.com.
Through its community of more than 4,000 active freelance professional and semi-professional contributing photographers, London-based Demotix is recognized as a source for breaking news photography of stories and locations that the mainstream media struggle to reach. Demotix pioneered community-based sourcing of photojournalism through an extended network of local photographers, and today has contributors based in almost every country around the world, with particularly deep coverage in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
“Our new partnership with Demotix complements our breaking news offering with photography of news events that happen off the beaten path,” said Anil Ramchand, Director of News, Sports and Entertainment. “As some providers of news photography cut back on their geographic coverage, Corbis will now have faster access to quality photojournalism from a community of thousands of local photographers around the world, increasingly making Corbis a destination for news media looking for exceptional breaking news images.”
Demotix is recognized for distributing compelling photojournalism from events including the 2011 protests across the Middle East, the 2010 World cup, the 2009 Iranian elections, the 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict, and its in-depth coverage of the 2009 G20 protests in London.
“Our new global distribution agreement with Corbis takes our business to the next level, providing our community of contributors with significant reach into newsrooms around the world,” said Turi Munthe, CEO, Demotix. “Working with Corbis will help build our awareness around the world and create a wealth of new opportunities for our photographers.”
Demotix, launched in 2009, represents over 400,000 new images and adds about 25,000 new images monthly. Corbis will handpick a selection of images to be distributed through its website with the first images being available by the end of March.