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Photoshot and World Pictures to merge - Photoshot Holdings announces a merger with World Pictures, a long established source of travel imagery.
Charles Taylor, managing director of Photoshot Holdings Limited, today announced that Photoshot Holdings has merged with World Pictures, one of the UK’s leading travel photo libraries. This transaction comes hot on the heels of the purchase and merger earlier this year with NHPA Limited, one of the world’s leading natural history photo archives and Stay Still Limited, a leading UK celebrity portraiture business.
The merger with World Pictures brings the number of group companies to five.
Charles said, “This merger with World Pictures is another significant milestone in our plan to establish Photoshot as a quality based, full service, international, photo library group. World Pictures perfectly compliments our World Illustrated collection, and brings greater depth and scope to our travel and environment collections, and sits well alongside our NHPA, nature and wildlife business.”
“We at Photoshot are extremely excited at becoming the new custodian of this wonderful collection and will do everything possible to build on the success World Pictures have enjoyed for many years. From a day-to-day perspective, nothing changes - customers will still be dealing with the loyal and friendly staff and its website will remain, although all images will also be loaded on to the www.photoshot.com site. David Brenes, the previous owner of World Pictures, will run all group travel collections.”
“We have now bought five complimentary businesses since 2001,” Charles continued, “and now whether a picture buyer is looking for a live news picture or an archival record, an entertainment event or an exclusive celebrity portrait, a travel shot or a wildlife image, we can supply it. Photoshot is now one of only a few agencies in the country that can supply this mixture of news and stock imagery.”
Having such diverse collections under one roof also offers great opportunities to the group’s contributing photographers who no longer suffer from being pigeon-holed as being suppliers of specific type of image. Photoshot is keen to invite submissions from photographers across all its collections.