The Stock Asylum has launched a new directory for ‘micro-distributors’ of rights-managed stock photography “to help buyers of rights-managed stock photography [to] locate fresh imagery from a multitude of web sites”:
“These ‘micro-distributors’ represent a vital, emerging stock photography source that few buyers know about because it is hard to access.“ [...]
“Every time one of the big distributors buys a smaller competitor, image creators find it harder to place work in the remaining libraries,” Rovtar noted. “Fewer distributors offer fewer contracts to image producers and take fewer images from those who have contracts. Furthermore, the photographer’s share of image sales has eroded considerably during this process,” Rovtar added. [...]
“All of this means that many quality photographers have truly incredible work that is not represented by mainstream suppliers.The good news for license buyers is that much of this work has little or no publishing history. It’s fresh, it’s not filtered through a big company’s artistic department”[...].
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