Gain access to global editorial and archival content with Alamy

Residents of Chuhuiv stand in an apartment that has been severely damaged by a Russian bombardment. Following the beginning of Russian military action overnight. Chuhuiv, Ukraine, February 24, 2022. (Photo by Justin Yau/Sipa USA/Alamy)

With over 170,000 photographers and agencies across 171 countries, Alamy has been supplying editorial content to global news organizations for over 20 years.

Their deep history of editorial presence around the world means their catalogue includes over 100 million archival images – from Francis Frith’s original slides of the Egyptian pyramids from the 1850s to the fascinating story of how an LGBTQ nightclub in Peru was turned into a supermarket during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic – so you can look back through the ages if you miss a live event. But you’ll also find over 150,000 breaking news images uploaded every day to help you keep your finger on the pulse.

When there’s this level of omnipresence, things can get overwhelming. To make the editorial process easier, there’s the usual gamut of search filters to help you uncover the story you’re looking for, however Alamy also has a team of expert picture researchers who can really speed things up for you – it’s almost like adding an extra member to your team.

The Sphinx, Egypt, 1850s by Francis Frith (Alamy)

The help doesn’t stop there. Alamy’s customer service is world class as they understand how plans can change or issues can arise from out of nowhere. Whether it’s the need to find new content quickly or an issue with licensing, Alamy’s knowledgeable account managers take that stress away.

Andy Bottomley, a graphic designer for the TV and film sector, knows he can lean on this service in times of need: “If I can’t find something on Alamy, I’ll say ‘Niki, can one of your people take a look? This is what I want.’ We always find a solution.”

Global editorial agencies Alamy works with

Alamy works with a number of editorial and archival agencies to ensure wide and extensive global coverage. With access to a number of other great picture agencies, no matter the time period or subject matter, you’ll find it on Alamy.

PA Media

Part of the PA Media Group, Alamy has exclusive access to editorial content and stories that would normally take longer to access. A recent example is the passing of Queen Elizabeth II which Alamy was able to react quickly to and offer immediate coverage.

A member of the Bolddog Lings FMX Display Team performs over Chatsworth House during the Chatsworth Country Fair in Bakewell, Derbyshire. Friday September 2, 2022. (Alamy)

Everett Collection

Everett are constantly growing their collection. Expert archivists choose evocative and historically significant images from a wide range of time periods and mediums. They are then accurately captioned making it easy to find the picture you need or to simply learn more about life at that time.

Water tennis match at the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 1921. (Alamy)

Reuters

Reuters, a media giant delivering global news coverage since 1851, is the largest multimedia news provider reaching billions of people every day. Access Reuters content on Alamy.

U.S. Capitol Police officers stand in front of an American flag in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 25, 2021. REUTERS/Al Drago (Alamy)

North Wind Picture Archives

North Wind Picture Archives portray world history from classical civilizations to the 20th century with a focus on the lives of ordinary people with detail and accuracy.

Slaves in ancient Egypt constructing monuments and buildings. (Alamy)

Global Press

Global Press is an international news organization that exists to create a more just and informed world by training and then employing local journalists to produce ethical, accurate news coverage from the world’s least covered places – a fantastic way to uncover great, local news stories.

Yvonne Kwaedza (from left), Grace Chikata and Rudo Moyana wash their dishes and clothes under a bridge at the Mazowe River near Glendale, Zimbabwe. (Alamy)

How to find editorial

Ready to get started and discover great editorial content? There are two ways you can do that on Alamy.

Editorial search – Go classic and search our library. You can filter results to only show editorial. Start your search here.

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