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About imago images: Who we are & what we do

imago images is Germany's largest owner-managed photo agency. Founded in 1997 as a sports photo agency, it expanded its offering from 2001 to include photos on other topics. Since then imago images has been offering photos on all subjects, editorial and creative: news, sport, entertainment, politics & economy, art & culture, science & technology, stock photography, travel & nature. Current events and news as well as exclusive archive photos. In total more than 100 million photos are available for download in the imago images database. We add 45.000 photos daily.

Thanks to our growing global network of more than 1,500 professional photographers our offering includes regional, national and international pictures – always topical.

Over 50 employees on the Picture Desk and in sales, marketing, content, accounting and IT working in three offices. Unique customer-oriented service: individual care by personal contact & daily accessibility from 6am til midnight. CET (Central European Time), assignments, on-demand photo research and picture selections, FTP-feeds, newsletters.

imago images are being licensed daily by the leading newspapers and magazines, film and TV productions, online media and more.


"We use imago images very intensively for the Berliner Zeitung and the Berliner Kurier. The speed and clarity of the new page make our daily work easier. Our image research has become much easier with the merger of Sport & Stock & People's website offerings. When things need to go very fast, the summarized themes in "events" and "collections" are helpful.
-- Mike Froehling, photo editor, Berliner Kurier / Berliner Zeitung (Berliner Newsroom GmbH) --

"We value imago images as one of our most important partners in editorial life. Thanks to the extremely extensive picture offerings with an insanely far-reaching archive - but especially thanks to the willingness to match our individual needs and to approach us proactively with ideas and suggestions for improvement."
-- Florian Wichert, deputy editor in chief, T-Online --

"Always a reliable and innovative partner for the needs of the textbook business!"
-- Christine Rolke, Klett --

"Simple research, great photos. At imago images we always find up-to-date pictures of our partner associations - that's why we like working with the picture agency."
-- Katharina Schmidt, Director Marketing & Sales Services, Lagardère Sports Germany GmbH --

"Imago images is an important source for the editorial staff in photo research. Thanks to large preview images and a functional search, matching motifs are usually found quickly. Personal contacts and uncomplicated care make the cooperation very pleasant. Thus, imago images contributes to fulfilling the demands of the "Profil" readers on the content and design of the magazine. Keep it up!"
-- Florian Christner, Managing Editor, Profil --

"Especially with the regional image offers of imago images we are well taken care of."
-- Anja Geis, editorial manager SR.de, Saarländischer Rundfunk --

"For BRAINPOOL imago images has been the most reliable source for our productions for more than 15 years, thanks to the extensive archive, the fair prices and the always friendly customer service."
-- Andreas Berl, head of the picture editor, Brainpool --

"The selection and timeliness of images is very good in my opinion. There is enough material for the required events in football, tennis, basketball and handball. The pictures are also available on your homepage on time."
--  Andreas Stauder, editor in chief & media consultant & Mediaberater bei Blao Tipico Sport - Das Magazin, Blao GmbH & Co. KG --

"We like the wide range of imago images, especially on historical topics. With current topics, we value the diversity, if we are looking for a special picture from a special point of view."
-- Boris Rupert, editorial manager Borussia - Dein Mitgliedermagazin (Borussia Dormund), BVB Borussia 09 e. V. Dortmund --

"imago images is an important service provider for the Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG in order to be able to access images from all over the world in addition to our own archive. Especially important for us are archive images as well as scenes taken during international matches in distant countries. Imago images is always up-to-date in terms of features and topicality. In the course of our cooperation, a photo inquiry rarely remained without the desired result. Our contact person at imago images is available to answer your questions promptly and has always competently assisted us."
-- Michael Wiener, publications, Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG --

"Image selection (variety) / Good search capabilities / Large selection of historical images"
-- Jakob Kunz, new media, FC Augsburg --

"We are absolutely satisfied with imago images. The range of American Football (NFL & College) photos is well stocked and photos of each matchday are readily available. Even photos from long ago can be found. The download is uncomplicated and also the search function of the website finds what you are looking for. The service reacts fast, friendly and competent."
-- Thomas Filges, CEO, touchdown24.de --

"imago images is important for your daily work. I find current lifelike photos from all areas, there is a wide variety of topics. The offers by mail provide important information on current topics."
-- Angela Sander, picture editor, SUPERillu --

"We appreciate the wide range of pictures in the fields of film and television and above all the focus on sports for all conceivable sporting events. As image buyers, we can benefit from excellent service and close cooperation in image acquisition and research."
-- Iris Pauli, head of picture desk, TV Spielfilm Verlag GmbH --