Getty Images boosts library across Asia

Getty Images has partnered with the online image service LightRocket to boost its Asia Pacific library, bringing 56,000 images to its database.

Under the deal, Getty Images will become the key distribution partner for LightRocket, a company launched earlier this year by the founders of OnAsia Images.

The content spans a wide variety of global subject matter with a strong emphasis on Asia, from Tibetan Festivals through to everyday life in Tokyo.

LightRocket also brings the latest images from regional news events, such as the plight of Rohingya Refugees in Burma and the recent Anti-government Protests in Thailand to build on Getty Images’ extensive portfolio of editorial assets, which is currently growing by 10,000 to 15,000 images each day.

“Our relationship with LightRocket complements and expands upon Getty Images’ already extensive archive of over 90 million images and will provide our local and global customer base with access to over 56,000 images from the collection,” said Stuart Hannagan, Asia VP of editorial at Getty Images.

Compulsory credits: (Photo by Yvan Cohen/LightRocket via Getty Images)