the visual content group.

Hamburg | Cologne | Stockholm

ddp images
Picture Press
Intertopics
laif
FoodCentrale
Stella Pictures

WE FIND SOLUTIONS FOR THE
CHALLENGES OF OUR PARTNERS

Today access to pictures is very easy but media publishers have to deal with an overabundance of similar photos of questionable quality.  And more and more often the rights are unclear. With our international photo production and the coverage of our well known contributors we ensure a very high standard of journalistic quality and a proper management of copyright and related rights issues.

YOUR BUSINESS - YOUR MEDIA - OUR EXPERTISE

International
Press Picture Agency Group
Visual
Storytelling
Corporate
Services
International
Press Picture Agency Group
Visual
Storytelling
Corporate
Services

INTERNATIONAL PRESS PICTURE AGENCY GROUP

INTERNATIONAL PRESS PICTURE AGENCY GROUP

ddp is one of the leading providers of visual content in Europe

In addition to the agencies ddp images, laif and Stella Pictures, our group also includes the renowned picture agency brands Picture Press, Intertopics and FoodCentrale. There is also close editorial cooperation with our French partner agency Abaca Press. In September 2021, ddp media GmbH became a subsidiary of action press AG.

In addition to the agencies ddp images, laif and Stella Pictures, our group also includes the renowned picture agency brands Picture Press, Intertopics and FoodCentrale. There is also close editorial cooperation with our French partner agency Abaca Press. In September 2021, ddp media GmbH became a subsidiary of action press AG.

In offices in Hamburg, Paris, Stockholm and Cologne a team of 50 experienced colleagues guarantees perfect service for customers from all media ranges.

Around 60 million images can be researched online. Every day about 30,000 new pictures are edited and the most important are selected for editorial offers.

Striving to deliver the best possible service

  • All important news, sport, royals and entertainment-events
  • Photo reportages and in-depth features
  • High-profile portrait photography
  • Premium cover, travel and creative shootings
  • First-class food content and recipes
  • Exclusive photo syndication for well known publishing houses like The New York Times, USA today, The Sun, The Times, The SUNDAY TIMES, Mondadori Photo, Gruner+Jahr, Klambt Media Group
  • Historical events and anniversaries
  • Human-interest and animal stories
  • Images from 100 years of film history
  • 7 million creative stock images
  • Event photography: Assignments and distribution services
  • Authenic journalistic photography for corporations and organizations

ddp images – EN
Intertopics – EN
laif – EN
Stella Pictures – EN

The direct link to more service and first class pictures.

Just the right offer for you - provided by our team of experts.

We're flexible and highly motivated.

We're looking forward to suggestions and criticism.

Competent, reliable, at your service.

We want to be the perfect match - for our clients as well as for our cooperation partners.


Customers

VISUAL STORYTELLING by laif

VISUAL STORYTELLING by laif

Images must tell stories!

Stories that are exciting, humorous, irritating or entertaining. Stories that captivate, that reveal new perspectives and arouse interest.

That’s exactly what laif strives to do – and that’s also what our photographers do worldwide.

Take advantage of our expertise to create attention-grabbing, authentic images for corporate communication and employer branding across all media formats.

laif gives you access to over 400 renowned photographers worldwide.

Change the perspective!

laif – agentur für photos & reportagen

For more than 40 years, laif has been one of Germany’s leading agencies in the fields of photojournalism and editorial and corporate photography.

Our images portray people, visualize messages and document values of companies, NGOs, foundations, organizations and associations. We get closer to the matter at hand, create deeper insights and tell the story “behind” – YOUR story.

It is this approach that has made laif a premium brand in reportage and portrait photography over the past four decades.

laif’s services include consulting, planning and implementation of visual concepts, photo assignments worldwide, clearance of image and third-party rights as well as support in realizing exclusive book projects or exhibitions.

www.laif.de


„Unfortunately I don't have a picture for you today.“ Heidi Klum

„What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.“ Karl Lagerfeld

„There are two people in every photograph: the photographer and the viewer.“ Ansel Adams

„The desire to discover, the desire to move, to capture the flavor, three concepts that describe the art of photography.“ Helmut Newton

„To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.“ Henri Cartier Bresson

„The word "photography" was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), "light" and γραφή (graphé) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing",together meaning "drawing with light".“ wikipedia über Fotografie

„I never read, I just look at pictures.“ Andy Warhol


CORPORATE SERVICES

CORPORATE SERVICES

Content Production – Sourcing – Editing – Curation – Distribution

These are our core competences and this is why most clients rely on us as one of their main sources for visual content. Our group of agencies is extremely well-positioned in the fields of editorial and creative images. Delivering a reliable journalistic service 365 days a year is a major challenge for marketing agencies, publishing houses or communication departments of corporations and organizations.

This is why a growing number of them are using our services to reach high-volume clients or to deliver content to all kinds of communication channels. We provide all the necessary services on a premium level: international photo production, independent sourcing, editing, media asset management, distribution and accounting services. Our goal is to help our partners to focus on their primary tasks and remain flexible.

Content marketing service for brands and online media

When it comes to pictures we have been among the most important partners for international publishing houses and media businesses for more than 20 years. Make use of our competence and experience, because your company is a communications business, too.

FASHION by ddp images
Content marketing service for brands and online media
Fashion is an expression of lifestyle and individuality. What is in, what is out? Which hairstyle is trendy and which make-up is worn by who?

Fashion by ddp images presents daily current, editorially prepared offers as well as a broad selection of themes and inspirations from the areas of beauty, star style, hair, trend, fashion weeks and looks. Behind it is a team of fashion experts under the umbrella of ddp images, with access to fashion news from all over the world.

Fashion editors in publishing houses and online editorial offices appreciate our new website as a source of ideas and an ideal research aid: www.fashion.ddpimages.com

Examples of our daily editorial text and image service: FASHION ON FLEEK.


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WHAT'S UP

Change in management at photo agency laif ddp offers new copyright tracking service for authors ddp offers support for small enterprises and self-employed Amazing Aerial Agency new at ddp Audrey Hepburn: The poster image of the exhibition available at ddp STELLA Pictures is now part of the abaca and ddp network

NICE TO MEET YOU

Content and Cooperation Partners

You are a photographer or owner of an agency and you are looking for an international partner? You’ve found him! With us you gain direct access to the most interesting markets in Europe and the US. Our international network of partner agencies provides access to many more markets worldwide.

Please send an email to: partners@ddpimages.com

You offer Media Asset Management Systems or you are a consultant specialized in this field? If you are interested in a cooperation with us please send us a short email to consulting@ddpimages.com.

Jobs & Opportunities

We keep expanding our business carefully by entering new markets and developing new products and services.
We are continually looking for talented, motivated and qualified individuals to join our team.

Please click the link to see a list of our current job offers.


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HEADQUARTERS

ddp images GmbH, Straßenbahnring 7, D-20251 Hamburg

Offices & Partners

Hamburg, Paris, Stockholm, Cologne | Berlin, New York, Los Angeles

Hamburg, Paris, Stockholm, Cologne | Berlin, New York, Los Angeles

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