NEW YORK, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Getty Images, Inc., one of the world's leading creators and distributors of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, is proud to announce its strong presence at the 2012 South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, TX from March 9 to March 18.
Following the successful launch of Connect by Getty Images, the company's innovative and powerful API platform for partners and customers and the recent iStockphoto partnership with iGoogle, the company will draw upon its experience to further the dialogue around media, technology and innovation at SXSW. In addition to hosting a series of compelling events that highlight the evolution of both media and technology, Getty Images Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Klein will be featured as a speaker, discussing the burgeoning topic of social photography.
"For those in the media and technology space, SXSW is an industry barometer for creatives, innovators and disruptors," said Jonathan Klein, Getty Images Co-founder and CEO. "We're thrilled to have such a significant presence and look forward to being part of the conversation around new technologies and breakthroughs across the digital media space."
THE GETTY IMAGES PROGRAM AT SXSW:
Shoot, Share, Repeat: Capture History in Real Time with Getty Images CEO and Co-founder Jonathan Klein: Austin Convention Center, Room 15 (500 E Cesar Chavez St), Tuesday, March 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Over the past 10 years, the advent of social photography has transformed the way humans document history. Anyone who has a smart phone can take pictures and share them with social networks in real-time, bypassing media gatekeepers to create a new type of living history.
Getty Images CEO will discuss how the shift towards social photography is transforming the way people consume media, and what companies can do to embrace the change.
Official Getty Images and iStockphoto Exhibition Space: Austin Convention Center, Booth #1407, Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez St), Monday, March 12 to Thursday, March 15
Dominating over 12 booths, the Getty Images and iStockphoto exhibition space in the Austin Convention Center will showcase the work of their talented artists as well as a design station at which visitors can design and print their own one of a kind posters or prints. Throughout the week, Getty Images and iStockphoto will be reviewing portfolios and recruiting contributors to join their already strong 125,000 global community of artists.
In addition, Getty Images will showcase Connect, an innovative new content distribution service that allows customers and business partners to integrate Getty Images' core functionality and robust content and metadata directly within their publishing tools, products and services through use of the company's powerful and flexible API.
$ELLEBRITY, a documentary by WireImage Co-founder Kevin Mazur: Alamo Lamar A (1120 South Lamar Blvd), Sunday, March 11 from 4:45 p.m. to 6:14 p.m.
Longtime rock and roll photographer, red carpet fixture and WireImage Co-founder Kevin Mazur turns the lens on his own industry, chronicling the rise of the modern-day paparazzi in his first documentary, $ELLEBRITY. WireImage was acquired in 2007 by Getty Images, and Mazur has continued with the company as an industry leader, shooting the stars at awards shows, onstage and on the street. "$ELLEBRITY" is a candid dialogue about the tone and texture of celebrity, past, present and future.
Presented by iStockphoto in association with AIGA Austin, the SXSW Film Design Awards are an annual event honoring the creativity and talent demonstrated by filmmakers and designers in the SXSW program. iStockphoto celebrates the artists of SXSW's Film Design Competition during an awards ceremony with complimentary drinks and appetizers, followed by a special screening of this year's Opening Title Sequence Finalists.
For more information on the Company's presence at SXSW, please visit Getty Images' Twitter (twitter.com/gettyimage) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/gettyimages) pages or iStockphoto's Twitter (twitter.com/istock) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/istock) pages. Additional information can be found on the SXSW Virtual Press Office at http://wtrns.fr/5_PXfNZOklLeD7.
About Getty Images
Getty Images is one of the world's leading creators and distributors of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world's most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.
iStockphoto offers easy, affordable inspiration with millions of vetted, royalty-free photos, illustrations, video, audio and Flash® files. Using the most advanced search in the business, customers download a file every second from a collection of more than ten million files for business, marketing and personal projects. iStockphoto started in 2000, pioneering the micropayment photography business model, and has become one of the most successful and profitable user-generated content sites in the world. iStockphoto is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Getty Images.
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