British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies

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British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies
Abbreviation BAPLA
Formation 1975
Legal status Non-profit company
Purpose Picture libraries in the UK
Region served
Picture libraries
Website BAPLA

BAPLA is the trade association of UK based photographic image suppliers, commercial picture libraries and agencies.


The association was formed in 1975 with founding members: Ardea Photographics, Aspect Picture Library, BBC Picture Library, Black Star Publishing Co., Camera Press Ltd, Bruce Coleman Ltd, Colorific Photo Library, Colour Library International, Feature Pix Colour Library, Susan Griggs Agency, Robert Harding Picture Library, Keystone Press Agency, Frank Lane Photographic Agency, Pictor International Ltd, Picturepoint Ltd, Popper Photo Library, Spectrum Colour Library, Tony Stone Associates and Transworld Features.


It is situated on Tranquil Vale in Blackheath near Blackheath railway station on the B212.

BAPLA is steered by an elected voluntary Executive Committee of seven officers.


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