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The Market for Stock Photography in Europe
Empirical analysis of the structure and dynamics of the market for stock photography in Europe
Digitization has been one of the widest ranging technological innovations with major impacts on the organization of many service industries. Stock photography is an illustrative example of the fundamental informational changes coming along with digitization. Acknowledging the history of the business, the commercial success of photography has been associated with the development of new transmission technologies ever since. These technologies have increased the scope, actuality, speed and availability of photographs for the world press and later also for the advertising business. Research explores how the technical possibilities of digital information and communication change the informational base of the market for stock photography and assesses the geographical conditions and consequences from this digital transformation.
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