Paris Match partners with Getty Images
Press release: April 2012
Paris Match, France’s premiere news magazine and Getty Images have announced an unprecedented partnership which will see Getty Images as the key global distribution partner for the magazine, representing Paris Match’s award-winning content around the world.A selection of more than 200,000 contemporary and historic photographs from the Paris Match archives will be distributed internationally by Getty Images, across the media company’s global business network in over 100 countries. The rich vein of represented content will span from the 1940s to the present day, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes shoots and breaking news.
For over 60 years, Paris Match has been synonymous with high-quality photojournalism and has been at the very heart of unfolding news. This new partnership combines Paris Match’s tremendous historic and contemporary content with the quality and accessibility that Getty Images is renowned for.
The relationship with Paris Match complements and expands upon Getty Images’ already extensive archive of over 85 million images and will provide their global customer base with access to over 200,000 contemporary and historic images from the celebrated magazine.
Olivier Royant, Editor-in-Chief of Paris Match says: “Getty Images and Paris Match have long shared the same photojournalistic values. This new partnership will contribute to photography’s ability to communicate key moments in time around the world and will highlight the treasures of the Paris Match archives.”
Agnès Vergez, Deputy Publisher, adds: “This agreement is the first step towards a long-term developmental strategy to promote the work of our photographers that will also feature a diversity of cultural manifestations.”
Adrian Murrell, Senior Vice President, Global Editorial, Getty Images says: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with the iconic French publication, Paris Match. The magazine is synonymous with the very highest calibre of photojournalism and has unparalleled access to the world’s top celebrities and politicians; their iconic content will complement Getty Images’ editorial offering.
As our customers’ need for a wide range of engaging visual content continues to grow, the Paris Match collection will provide customers with access to an even broader range of international, award-winning editorial imagery.”