British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies
What we do
The British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies, or BAPLA, is the trade association for picture libraries in the UK and has been a trade body since 1975.
Members include the major news, stock and production agencies as well as sole traders and cultural heritage institutions. A substantial percentage of images seen every day in print and digital media is supplied by BAPLA members.
BAPLA’s core objectives:
- – Represent picture libraries and agencies of all sizes and types.
– Encourage best practice within the industry.
– Lobby at UK and international level to ensure the core principles of our industry are protected.
– Develop and deliver solutions on 21st Century copyright.
– Channel the knowledge and expertise of the wider picture community.
BAPLA is steered by an elected voluntary Executive Board of six officers, supported by two permanent office staff and a number of subcommittees. Our work is funded by membership fees and in return we are dedicated to supporting our members by providing day-to-day business support and by representing our industry on a national and international level.
To find out more about the benefits of becoming a member visit our website.
BAPLA also works closely with its sister organisations – CEPIC in Europe and PACA in the USA.
The BAPLA Office:
- Damalie Nakalema, Office Administrator
- Susanne Kittlinger, Website & Membership Manager
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