Sipa Press

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Sipa Press
Industry News media
Founded Paris (1973)
Headquarters Paris, France
Products Newspictures
Revenue $15.5 million (2010)
Number of employees
Parent DAPD News Agency

Sipa Press is a French Photo agency based in Paris.


It was founded 1973 by the Turkish newsphotographer and photojournalist Gökşin Sipahioğlu[1] together with American writer Phyllis Springer, concentrating their activities from the beginning on photojournalism.

Sipa Press is in France the leading photo agency distributing up to 6000 newspictures every day to customers in more than 40 countries worldwide. They cover politics, economy, entertainment and sports. 20 million pictures are filed in Sipa's archives and 12 million in its digital database.[2][citation needed]

The editorial staff consists of 91 members, about 600 correspondents contribute to the service. Most significant partnerships exist with Associated Press, Rex Features in the United Kingdom and La Presse in Italy.[citation needed]

In July 2011 Sipa Press was taken over by the German DAPD News Agency, managing director being Heinrich Ollendiek.[3][4] In October 2012, the DAPD filed for insolvency protection, with all six of its subsidiaries declaring bankruptcy.[5]


  1. ^ In pictures: The work of Goksin Sipahioglu BBC Online, retrieved 31 January 2012
  2. ^ Sipa Press, the foremost photo-press agency in France Sipa Press website, retrieved 31 January 2012[dead link]
  3. ^ French photo agency Sipa Press sold to dapd, July 11, 2011
  4. ^ Sipa press: Interview with the new owner La Lettre de la, retrieved 31 January 2012
  5. ^ "German news agency declares bankruptcy", The Guardian, October 3, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2013.

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