Featured Market: 911 Pictures

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This week’s featured market listing is 911 Pictures, a stock photo agency in Sag Harbor, New York. 911 Pictures specializes in disaster photography, including disaster services, public safety/emergency services, fire, police, EMS, rescue and hazmat. Get contact info, submission guidelines and payment terms below. Search our full directory of stock photo agencies here.

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P.O. Box 1679
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Phone: (631)324-2061
Fax: (631)329-9264
E-mail: 911pix@optonline.net
Website: www.911pictures.com


Estab. 1996

For Photographers: Stock agency. Has 3,500 photos in files. Clients include: advertising agencies, public relations firms, audiovisual firms, businesses, book publishers, magazine publishers, calendar companies, insurance companies, public safety training facilities.


For Photographers: Photos of disaster services, public safety/emergency services, fire, police, EMS, rescue, hazmat. Interested in documentary.


Accepts images in digital format on CD at minimum 300 dpi, 8 inches minimum short dimension. Images for review may be sent via e-mail, CD as BMP, GIF, JPEG files at 72 dpi.

Making Contact & Terms

Payment/Terms for Photographers: Pays 50% commission for b&w and color photos, 75% for film and videotape. Enforces minimum prices. Offers volume discounts to customers. Works with photographers on contract basis only. Offers nonexclusive contract. Charges any print fee (from negative or slide) or dupe fee (from slide). Statements issued/sale. Payment made/sale. Photographers allowed to review account records in cases of discrepancies only. Offers one-time rights. Informs photographers and allows them to negotiate when client requests all rights. Model release preferred. Photo captions preferred, include photographer’s name and a short caption as to what is occurring in photo.

How to Contact for Photographers: Send query letter with résumé, slides, prints, photocopies, tearsheets. “Photographers can also send e-mail with thumbnail (low-res) attachments.” Does not keep samples on file, include SASE for return of material. Responds only if interested, send nonreturnable samples. Photo guidelines sheet free with SASE.


For Photographers: “Keep in mind that there are hundreds of photographers shooting hundreds of fires, car accidents, rescues, etc., every day. Take the time to edit your own material, so that you are only sending in your best work. We are especially in need of hazmat, police and natural disaster images. At this time, 911 Pictures is only soliciting work from those photographers who shoot professionally or who shoot public safety on a regular basis. We are not interested in occasional submissions of 1 or 2 images.”


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