A French court has decided to put Sipa Press under bankruptcy protection while the photo agency searches for a new owner, according to a report today in Le Journal de la Photographie.
Sipa Press, which was founded in 1973 and has been the French distributor for AP, Rex Features and other international agencies, faced the possibility of a court order to liquidate its assets after it declared bankruptcy in late November. The legendary photo agency was forced to file bankruptcy after its parent company–DAPD, a German media company–ran out of money and declared bankruptcy on October 2 in Berlin.
Two other French-based subsidiaries of DAPD that declared bankruptcy with Sipa Press have been forced to liquidate, Le Journal de la Photographie reports. More details are available on their web site.
Petitioners claiming to be the legal heirs of photographer Vivian Maier are once again back in court, this time with 300 pages of genealogical evidence to support their claim, according to attorney (and former photographer) David Deal. “There’s no doubt” they are blood relations to Maier, asserts Deal, who did most of the research and... More ›
Clients are so budget-conscious that every dollar you save on expenses counts. And airline fees can add up quickly. In our story “Pro Photographers’ Favorite Travel Hacks,” several photographers shared their strategies for avoiding excess baggage fees. “Use curbside check-in to help with overweight [equipment cases],” Christopher Testani recommends. “If you use curbside check-in and... More ›
Nautical photographer Alison Langley, who is the subject of this month’s “What’s Your Niche?” column in PDN, specializes in photographing classic wooden yachts: under sail, under construction and in repair in boatyards along the Maine coast. “It’s architecture with curves. It’s visually incredible,” Langley says of the boats she photographs. Among her clients are some... More ›