Shutterstock, leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and tools for brands, businesses and media companies, recently announced an exclusive editorial partnership with leading media company Meredith Corporation to exclusively represent the iconic LIFE Picture Collection, one of the most significant photographic archives in the world, featuring over 800,000 of the most recognizable photos, magazine covers and historical moments chronicling the 20th century.
The collection will form part of Shutterstock Editorial’s archive, The Vault, which has over 60 million assets across photo and video, making it one of the largest photo and video archives in the world. As part of the partnership, Shutterstock and LIFE Picture Collection will work together to bring new, never before available images from the archive to market, making them available to Shutterstock’s global customer base. As one of the world’s most prestigious brands, LIFE Picture Collection is an incomparable library of stunning visuals that provide a glimpse into significant events, from Neil Armstrong’s moon walk, to Martin Luther King marching for equality, as well as distinctive LIFE magazine covers featuring Diana, Princess of Wales, Winston Churchill, and Marilyn Monroe. These prolific moments were captured by some of the greatest photographers, including Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Andreas Feininger, John Dominis, Nina Leen, and Gjon Mili.
Candice Murray, VP of Editorial at Shutterstock.“Compelling exclusive editorial content is core to Shutterstock Editorial, and we are delighted to bring LIFE Picture Collection, one of the most remarkable archives in existence, to our customers around the world,”
“Documenting history’s most memorable moments from 1936 to 2000 across politics, culture, celebrities and sports, the collection is an unparalleled offering of some of the most important images ever captured.”
Jill Golden, Director, LIFE Picture Collection and Vice-President, Picture Collection, Inc“The LIFE Picture Collection—created by one of the world’s most illustrious brands—is an exceptional photographic archive of monumental events and intimate moments from the 19th and 20th centuries,”
“We are thrilled to bring this significant collection exclusively to Shutterstock as a trusted partner, and one of the most innovative creative content companies in the world.”