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The independentThe image and article digitization project is nearing completion, with many exciting access points to share with readers in the months to come.

Earlier this summer, The independent has partnered with the leading stock agency Alamy to present and make available more than 70,000 iconic independent images to global customers.

The independent launched in 1986 as an innovative broadsheet with an emphasis on quality photojournalism, often forgoing the traditional front-page copy in favor of striking images used across multiple columns. His pioneering use of imagery earned him several industry accolades during the 1990s, including ‘Black and White Journal of the Year’ and ‘British Journal of the Year’ (British Picture Editors’ Awards), as well as’ Best Use of Photography ‘(British Picture Editors’ Awards), Journal Award).

Publisher and founder Andreas Whittam Smith holding a copy of the first edition of The Independent in October 1986

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The dramatic use of images in many columns of the wide format newspaper and supplements has been an eye opener and has inspired other large format newspapers to embrace the trend.

November 9, 2009 – 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall: The cover story featured in Independent Life, revisiting key events covered and captured by original reporting and footage from The Independent

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Iconic images that featured in The independent and The independent on Sunday between 1986 and 2012 will be available to Alma’s clients in the editorial and creative industries, for use by television and film producers, book and magazine publishers, graphic designers, etc.

View Alay’s Highlight Gallery here

Alamy represents some of the best editorial collections in the world and has the most diverse photo library in the world. The independent joins more than 160 news agencies on Alamy, including PA, Reuters, Xinhua, dpa and Zuma.

James Allsworth, Head of Content at Alamy, said: “The independent has a long tradition of championing photojournalism and this stunning portfolio showcases the narrative power of imagery. We represent some of the best editorial collections in the world and are delighted that Alma’s clients now have access to The independentis iconic photography.

Here at Indy, we would like to share with you our iconic images over the years and make our extensive historical archive accessible to industry professionals and the public.

Sophie Hanbury, Director of Syndication and Licensing Partnerships at The independent, said: “We are delighted that The independentThe unique photographic archives of will appeal to new generations. Whether it’s our photography or our digital switchover, The independent has always been at the forefront of innovation and business, and we are delighted to continue this tradition through our partnership with Alamy.

Stay tuned for more exciting archive developments and new ways to access them!


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