Digital Imaging Resources
(an excerpt from Still Images in Multimedia
copyright Mikkel Aaland, all rights reserved)
Visual arts & the law | Care of Images | Find a picture editor | Get Legal Help | References to picture sources | Museums & public archives | Commercial image providers | Other Resources
Visual arts and the law
Crawford, Tad. Legal Guide for the Visual Artist: The Professionals Handbook. New York: Madison Square Press, 1987. Legal guide for photographers and other visual artists.
Feldman, Franklin, Stephen E. Weil, and Susan Duke Biederman. Art Law, Rights and Liabilities of Creators and Collectors. Boston: Little, Brown, 1986. Describes the major issues in art law.
Care of images
Time-Life Books. Caring for Photographs: Display, Storage, Restoration. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1982. How to restore photographs and process them for archival storage.
Membership directories (to help track down individual image providers)
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), 14 Washington Road, Suite 502 Princeton Junction, NJ 08550. 609.799.8300 http://www.asmp.org/
British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (BAPLA), 13 Woodberry Crescent, Muswell Hill, London N10 1PJ, England.www.bapla.org.uk
Bund Freischaffender, Foto-Designer e.V (BFF), BFF-Geschaeftsstelle, Heilwigstrasse 67, D-2000 Hamburg 20, Germany.
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), 3200 Croasdaile Drive, Suite 306, Durham, NC 27705. 800.289.6772
Picture Agency Council of America (PACA) , PO Box 308 Northfield, MN 55057. Internet: PACA @ Earthlink.com 800.457.7222
Find a picture editor
The picture editor/researcher is a professional who can help you decide many things: when to hire an illustrator or photographer or when to use existing images. They know how to contact the right sources and can save you both time and agency service fees. Often, they know what rights and permissions need to be obtained. They are used to handling valuable properties. They can really make the difference between a chaotic project and one that runs smoothly. To obtain a reference for a professional is your area contact:
American Society of Picture Professionals. 2025 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Ste.226 Washington, DC 20006. 202.223.8442 202 223 0034 (Fax)
Get Legal Help
For a listing of further resources and references to professionals who can help you to obtain copyright and clearances do a Web search using Altavista or Yahoo (or other such search engines) and use the key words: Legal, copyright, intellectual properties clearances. You can also checkout the following site for more information on multimedia and legal issues: http:// www. dorsai.org/ p-law/ p-law 1.html
References to picture sources
Anderson, Hilda. The Travel Photo Source Book. Washington, DC: Society of American Travel Writers, 1990. Annual publication listing travel photographs for sale and public relations sources.
Bradshaw, David N. and Catherine Hahn. World Photography Sources. New York:Directories, Jean C. Bradshaw, 1982. Listing of worldwide picture sources.
Brinzer, Dieter. Photo Agencies and Libraries. Baden-Baden, FRG: Presse Information Agentur GmbH, 1986. International resource for data about picture agents, professional organizations, photographers, and picture sources.
Eakins, Rosemary.Picture Sources UK. London: Macdonald and Co., 1985. Lists picture source collections in the UK.
Evans, Hilary and Mary Evans. Picture Researchers Handbook. Berkshire, England: Van Nostrand Reinhold (UK), 1990. Listings of picture collections, with an emphasis on European sources.
McDarrah, Fred W. Stock Photo Deskbook. New York: Photographic Arts Center, 1989. Guide to foreign sources and individual photographers.
Robl, Ernest H., editor. Picture Sources 4. New York: Special Libraries Association, 1983. Lists many non commercial and most commercial sources in the U.S.
Museums and public archives
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Photography Index. Washington, DC: NASA, Public Affairs Division, 1983. Index to photography and artwork of the first manned orbits, trips to the moon, and other historic events of the U.S. space program.
American Association of Museums. The Official Museum Directory. Washington, DC: American Association of Museums, and Wilmette, IL: National Register Publishing Co., 1990. Listing of more than 6,000 museums in the U.S., revised annually.
Art in America. Guide to Galleries, Museums, Artists. New York: Brant Art Publications, 1990. Comprehensive guide to contemporary art and artists, published annually by the art magazine Art in America.
Museums of the World. Munich: K.G. Saur Verlag, 1981. Listing of major museums of the world.
National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories in the United States. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Service and General Services Administration, 1978. Guide to more than 3,000 small and larger collections around the U.S.
Smith, Betty Pease. Directory of Historical Agencies in North America. Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History, 1986. Listing of over 9,000 historical agencies in the U.S. and Canada, mentioning photographic collections in many cases.
Vogt-OConnor, Diane. Guide to Photographic Collections at the Smithsonian Institution, Volume 1. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1989. Contains descriptions of more than three million pictures found in the Smithsonian.
Goodrum, Charles A. Treasures of the Library of Congress. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1980. General information about the Library of Congress collections.
Guide to the Archives and Manuscripts in the U.S. National Archives. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Service, 1974. Complete listing of collections found in the National Archives.
Melville, Annette. Special Collections in the Library of Congress. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1980. Listing and descriptions of 269 special collections in the Library of Congress.
Commercial image content providers
BAPLA (British Association of Picture Libraries
and Agencies. Represents over 380 Picture Libraries and agencies)
Bettmann (Owned by Corbis)
902 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10010
The Bridgeman Art Library
65 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003
212.353.8600 or 800.225.2727
15395 SE 30th Place, Ste 300
Bellevue, Washington 98007
1600 Carling Ave
Canada K1Z 8R7
613.728.8200 or 800.772.6735
Culver Pictures, Inc.
150 West 22nd St, #300
New York, NY 10011
Dover Publications (Reference for books with copyright-free art)
31 East Second St
Mineola, NY 11501
FPG International Corp.
32 Union Square East
New York, NY 10003-3295
The Image Bank, Inc.
2777 Stemmons Freeway, Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75207
Image Club Graphics, Inc.
729 Twenty Fourth Ave Southeast
Canada, T2G 5K8
403.262.8008 or 800.661.9410
40 Eisenhower Drive
Paramus, NJ 07652
201.845.6100 or 800.343.8973
14 Washington Road, Ste 502
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550.
2013 4th Ave, Ste 402
Seattle, WA 98121
206.441.9355 or 800.528.3472
11800 Sunrise Valley Dr, Ste 1130
Reston, VA 22091
The Stock Market
360 Park Ave South, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Tony Stone Images
500 N. Michigan Ave, Ste 1700
Chicago, IL 60611
312.644.7880 or 800.234.7880
Besides using the resources listed here, you can go onto the World Wide Web and search with Yahoo or any of the other search aids using key words such as stock sound or stock content. This will lead you to further resources that will be immediately available.
Many public domain images can also be found on the Web. To find sites that offer these images use a search engine and enter the key words: public domain photography (or art). Be sure to check out the Library of Congress for public domain images. Their url: http://www.loc.gov.
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