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Bridgeman Art Library, a Leading Source for Art, Culture and Historical Stock Footage, Joins as a Zap Email Partner

14 December 2013

Bridgeman Art Library joins a growing network of world-class footage companies receiving a daily stream of new footage requests from creative professionals around the world through’s Zap Email service.

New York – December 12, 2013 –, the stock, archival and news footage search engine, announced today that Bridgeman Art Library, the world’s leading specialist in the distribution of fine art, cultural and historical media for reproduction, has joined its network of Zap Email partners. A longstanding tool of the footage trade, the Zap Email enables creative professionals to send their footage requests instantly to over 50 top footage houses via a single email. Zap users will now receive relevant responses from Bridgeman Art Library alongside’s other great Zap partners, including Getty Images, NBC News Archives and Shutterstock.

“Adding a new partner like Bridgeman Art strengthens our Zap network and helps us deliver better results to our users,” said David Seevers. “Zap users are frequently looking for highly specific footage, so having their requests reach an esteemed specialist like Bridgeman Art Library means they have a better chance of finding the exact clip they’re after.”

With over 40 years in the business, Bridgeman Art Library is the world’s most comprehensive resource for fine art, cultural and historical imagery for licensing. In 2013 the company launched Bridgeman Footage, and now offers a full complement of clips including historical archive footage, artist profiles and biographies, archeological sites, world travel and culture. Some of the represented collections are exclusive to Bridgeman and have not been sold commercially before, adding to the uniqueness of this archive.

“ is dedicated to helping companies like Bridgeman Art Library connect in real-time with creatives in search of stock footage,” said Seevers. “Bridgeman Art has a rich collection of historical, art and cultural footage, and will introduce our Zap users to some hard-to-find gems.”

More information about Bridgeman Footage, including showreels, can be found on the company website.

About is the world’s premier online resource for stock footage research. Since 1994, has focused on meeting the needs of both footage users and footage providers. Today, remains committed to helping users find the best footage as quickly and easily as possible; generating new leads and licensing opportunities for our member archives; and strengthening the footage licensing industry as a whole.  Our dedicated footage search engine makes it easy for creative professionals to search 40 world-class footage collections simultaneously and view over three million clips, many of which are available for download. Our Global Search partners include some of the best-known companies in the stock footage industry, including Getty Images, FootageBank, Framepool, Historic Films and NBC News Archives, as well as some exciting new specialist collections, such as Skyworks, Critical Past and Celebrity Footage. is also home to the Zap Email, used every day by creative professionals to send footage requests instantly to over 50 top footage providers.


About Bridgeman Art Library

Founded in 1972, the Bridgeman Art Library works with museums, galleries, historical societies and artists to provide a central resource of fine art and archive footage to creative professionals in publishing, advertising and television and film. Every subject, concept, style and medium is represented, from the masterpieces of national museums to the hidden treasures of private collections. Spanning centuries of visual communication, photographic reproductions of paintings, sculpture, textiles, maps and anthropological artifacts can all be found in the collection as well as newer forms of media including early photography, newsreels and documentaries. High-resolution images and clips are accessible for users all over the world; each one has been meticulously cataloged with industry leading metadata and keyword functions to give a search experience that is second-to-none for professionals and novices alike.


Press Contacts:

David Seevers

Chief Marketing Officer

(415) 609-7642


Bridgeman Art Library

Kim Tidwell

Marketing Manager, North & South America

Bridgeman Art Library

(212) 828-1238 Ext. 110