Getty Images

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Getty Images

Company Summary

Getty Images is one of the most trusted and esteemed sources of visual content in the world, with over 440 million assets including photos, videos, and music, available through its industry-leading sites and The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in nearly every country in the world and is the first-place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful visual content from the world’s best photographers and videographers. Getty Images works with over 370,000 contributors and hundreds of image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events each year, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world’s deepest digital archive of historic photography.

Key Facts

  • Established in 1995

  • Nearly 2,000 global employees in more than 20 offices around the world

  • More than 350,000 talented and dedicated photographers, videographers and content creators

  • Serves over 1 million customers in almost every country in the world

Getty Images history

Founded by Mark Getty and Jonathan Klein in 1995, Getty Images has embraced disruption and change, turning a fragmented, analog stock photo business into a multi-billion-dollar, global ecommerce industry leader and just as importantly, trusted brand. It was the first company to license imagery via the web, subsequently moving the entire industry online — and has been a core driver in continuing to move the industry forward with breakthrough licensing models, innovative digital media management tools and a comprehensive offering of every kind of visual content possible.

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