The new Fairfax Media collection complements and expands upon Getty Images’ existing editorial collection, bringing a greater depth to Getty Images’ already extensive archives and offering customers access to a vast range of images from Fairfax’s award-winning photographers.
From Phar Lap to the Sydney Opera House, the scope of the Fairfax Media collection is extensive, encompassing contemporary and historical images of iconic Australian people and places, industry, culture, architecture, fashion, flora and fauna, travel, creativity and celebrities. It is the most comprehensive archive available of significant moments throughout Australia’s modern history, spanning back to the days of British colonial rule, and its addition is another example of Getty Images’ commitment to providing customers with an extensive variety of high quality content.
The Fairfax Media collection will initially add an additional 6,000 images to Getty Images’ offering and will be expanded through regular live-content updates. The collection will be available exclusively to Getty Images customers globally, excluding Australia and New Zealand.
Complementing its extensive catalogue of Australian imagery, the collection also offers substantial photographic coverage of New Zealand sourced from over 90 of the country’s newspapers and magazines.
“Getty Images is proud to be associated with Fairfax and its impressive history of photographic excellence,” says Stuart Hannagan, Vice President, Australasia and Director of Photography Asia Pacific, Getty Images.
“The Fairfax Photo library is one of the richest, most comprehensive collections of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and is welcomed as a perfect complement to Getty Images’ existing editorial content, bringing greater depth to our Australian and New Zealand archives. Extending back to the early days of newspaper photography, the library represents a wealth of historical and modern day imagery that we are delighted to be sharing with our customers outside of Australia and New Zealand.”
Wendell Williams, General Manager, Fairfax Syndication, commented: “We’re delighted to be partnering internationally with Getty Images – one of the most recognised and authoritative brands in the world for still photography.”
“Fairfax has worked with Getty Images for a number of years, and we are excited at this new distribution partnership, leveraging Getty Images’ extensive worldwide reach and loyal brand following,” Williams said, adding that today’s launch and partnership with Getty Images would ensure Fairfax Media’s rich collection of content will be made available to a larger, global audience.
Getty Images currently has more than 36 million images available online, across both creative and editorial collections, with an extensive archival collection available to customers through deep-file research.
About Getty Images
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About Fairfax Media
Fairfax Media Limited [ASX:FXJ] is the largest integrated metropolitan, rural and regional, print and online digital media company in Australasia, with publications and websites in every State and the ACT in Australia, and throughout New Zealand. In Australia, mastheads include The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, The Canberra Times, BRW, The Sun-Herald, and The Land.
Its New Zealand mastheads include The Dominion Post, The Press, The Sunday Star-Times, TV Guide, NZ House and Garden, and Cuisine. In addition, Fairfax Media publishes regional and community newspapers, financial and consumer magazines, has radio licenses in metro and regional Australia and several agricultural publications in New Zealand and the United States. Fairfax Media has leading online businesses in Australia including the No. 1 online news sites smh.com.au and theage.com.au, leading classified and transaction websites and Trade Me and stuff.co.nz in New Zealand. Fairfax Media also owns radio stations including 2UE in Sydney, 3AW and Magic 1278 Melbourne, 4BC and 4BH Brisbane, and 6PR and 96fm in Perth, Satellite Music Australia and other associated businesses.