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Getty Images appointed editorial distribution partner for The Washington Post

SEATTLE, NEW YORK /Photography News/ Getty Images, Inc., the world’s leading creator and distributor of visual and digital media content, today announced an editorial distribution partnership with The Washington Post. This strategic relationship provides customers around the world with access to imagery captured by one of the most respected news organizations, The Washington Post, and enables Getty Images to offer the most comprehensive editorial imagery coverage of today’s top stories.
Under the terms of the agreement, Getty Images will have exclusive rights to license The Washington Post’s imagery captured by its award-winning team of photojournalists to commercial and editorial outlets worldwide. In addition to its extensive political news coverage, The Washington Post also documents national and global issues, as well as sports and daily slices of life.

The Post’s comprehensive coverage has garnered five Pulitzer Prizes, the most prestigious award honoring excellence in journalism and the arts, and has been recognized by esteemed organizations including World Press Photo, the National Press Photographers Association and the White House Press Photographer’s Association.

"Getty Images is honored to partner with The Washington Post and its journalistic excellence and integrity," said Adrian Murrell, senior vice president of editorial for Getty Images. "This cooperation enables Getty Images to provide its customers around the world with an unparalleled product and service of truly rich and comprehensive news photography. The Post’s superior photojournalism is the perfect complement to our specialized editorial coverage and will strengthen Getty Images’ position as the leading service to media customers worldwide."

"This partnership with Getty Images enables us to license our award-winning photojournalism to a broader global audience,” said Michel du Cille, director of photography, Multimedia and Video, The Washington Post. “Getty Images is an ideal distribution partner given their leadership in the digital media space, strong brand name and extensive customer relationships.”

Over the past several years, Getty Images has built a world-class Editorial division, comprised of news, sport and entertainment imagery, which collectively is one of the fastest-growing parts of its business. Editorial expansion has been based on a strong focus on the highest-quality photography, the creation of an all-digital offering, development of an industry-leading website, and best-in-class partners. This blend of news agency quality with wire speed, relevance and accessibility, has differentiated Getty Images – leading its editorial content to be covered across the world’s leading newspapers and magazines and earning it some of the most prestigious industry awards.

The Washington Post joins a number of media companies that have utilized Getty Images’ proprietary digital platform and expert industry knowledge. Their coverage can be viewed online at www.gettyimages.com/washingtonpost.

About Getty Images

Getty Images is the world’s leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.

About The Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com)

The Washington Post provides award-winning news and understanding about the politics, policies, personalities and institutions that make Washington, D.C. the world’s seat of power, and is a critical tool and information source for those who call Washington, D.C. home. In digital form, The Washington Post combines its world-class journalism with the latest technology and tools, and encourages participation and customization across all platforms so readers can engage with The Washington Post anytime, anywhere. The Washington Post is owned by The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), a diversified education and media company.





Getty Images
Manager, Public Relations
Molly McWhinnie, 206-925-6054
molly.mcwhinnie@gettyimages.com
or
The Washington Post
Manager, Communications
Jennifer Lee, 202-334-5207
postpr@wpost.com




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