SEATTLE (Feb. 23, 2010) – Corbis (www.corbisimages.com), a leading visual media provider for the creative community, today announced it has partnered with the National Geographic Society to offer premium-quality images taken by the Society’s award-winning photographers. The new collection on CorbisImages.com includes photography from select shoots for the flagship National Geographic magazine, as well as from National Geographic Traveler magazine and the Society’s extensive archive. Thousands of images are already available, and Corbis plans to have 20,000 images online from National Geographic by the end of 2010.
National Geographic magazine was first published in 1888 and has since amassed a vast collection of stunning imagery, which encompasses geography, archaeology and natural science. Corbis will offer exclusive global access to archival material dating back to 1900 from this collection.
Corbis will also represent imagery from National Geographic Traveler, one of the world’s most widely read travel magazines, which showcases places, experiences, culture and photography from around the world.
“We decided to collaborate with Corbis because of the company’s strong reputation and its global presence, and we are excited to be expanding access to our archive,” said Maura Mulvihill, vice president, Image Collection, at the National Geographic Society. “Through this relationship, we will make it much easier to access our archival imagery dating back to 1900.”
“Corbis is pleased to bring premium imagery from the world-famous National Geographic Society to our discerning clients,” said Edie Tobias, vice president of Media Products at Corbis. “With the addition of images from the National Geographic Society, Corbis has further strengthened its reputation for handling world-class collections from the likes of the Smithsonian Institute, the National Gallery-London and the State Hermitage Museum — making Corbis one of the best places for advertisers and publishers to find quality imagery to suit their needs.”
Through its partnership with Thought Equity Motion, Corbis also offers an extensive collection of National Geographic footage clips at CorbisMotion.com.
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About the National Geographic Image Collection
The National Geographic Image Collection based at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., houses more than 11.5 million images from National Geographic staff and freelance photographers, including rare and never-before-seen photographs and illustrations. Specializing in the subjects of people, cultures, natural history, science, the environment, and the natural world, the Image Collection is one of the foremost repositories of social documentation of the late 19th century through the 21st century. For information on image sales, call (800) 434-2244, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ngsimages.com.
About National Geographic
The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic reflects the world through its magazines, television programs, films, music and radio, books, DVDs, maps, exhibitions, live events, school publishing programs, interactive media, and merchandise. National Geographic magazine, the Society’s official journal, published in English and 32 local-language editions, is read by more than 35 million people each month. The National Geographic Channel reaches 310 million households in 34 languages in 165 countries. National Geographic Digital Media receives more than 13 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded more than 9,200 scientific research, conservation, and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geography literacy. For more information, visit nationalgeographic.com.