Getty partners with 500px

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Stock library Getty Images has partnered with 500px in an exclusive distribution partnership that will enable Getty Images customers to access royalty-free content from the 500px community.

As a result, the existing Getty Images collection of over 300 million images will expand to include 500px’s growing photographic community content. 500px reportedly represents 13 million professional and hobbyist photographers from over 195 countries and regions.

Under the terms of the agreement, 500px will continue to represent its photographers, while Getty Images will have exclusive global distribution rights. Visual China Group (“VCG”) will continue to be the exclusive distribution partner inside of China. 

“As we incorporate the best of 500px into Getty Images, our customers will gain access to a diverse range of images,” said Craig Peters, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Getty Images. “Getty Images is proud to represent 500px’s renowned global community which produces high quality content and we look forward to giving customers around the world access to this incredible content.” 

The 500px collection will include several million images over the coming months, and new imagery will be added continually. The collection spans across a multitude of subjects including landscapes, portraiture, lifestyle, travel and conceptual photography, with the first content available on the Getty Images website from July 1st, 2018. 

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