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About us
akg-images are one of the big European picture archives with over 10 million images in its collection. We have been collecting images worldwide for over 70 years, especially in the fields of arts and culture, history and politics, sciences and media. We have many years of experience in the business and are a reliable partner in all matters of picture research and picture usage in the publishing world, whether in newspapers or magazines, books, online media or advertising. We are just a phone call or email away — contact us for any of your professional image needs and we will be happy to help.
Our service
Our image database gives you access to high quality scans of the images from our archive and our partners. The content is licensed on a rights managed basis, with pricing depending on usage. Picture research, special formats and detail scans are available on request.
How to get started
You can run searches without having to register, however to be able to save lightboxes and begin the ordering process a registration is required.

After you’ve made your selection you can order the desired images from a lightbox or directly from the search results, through the cart.

In the cart you can then request a quote for your planned usage. Get in touch with us for volume discounts and tailor-made pricing models. After confirming the offer you’ll receive download access to the high res. files.

Please confirm your usage with us as soon as its details are final. Payment will then be handled by invoice. If you come to decide to not use the image after all, no fee will be required. In either case we request that you send us a sample publication (PDF is sufficient).
Photo © Cordia Schlegelmilch / akg-images