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Alamy Sponsors Young Photographer's Alliance Scholarship Programme

New York, NY, May 14, 2011 --( World’s largest independent stock photo site commits to innovative programme for third consecutive year.

Alamy, the world’s largest independent stock photo site, is sponsoring the 2011 Young Photographer’s Alliance (YPA) scholarship programme – for the third consecutive year, through the Alamy Scholarship Award.

The online image giant was first to pledge a scholarship in both 2009 and 2010, and is yet again leading the support for this year’s programme.

The YPA is a global community where young photographers connect with the inspiration, resources and contacts they need to build successful and sustainable careers as the great artists and communicators of the future.

Programme sponsorships provide mentoring, financial support and expertise to students who have been identified as having outstanding potential.

Jerry Tavin, a founder of YPA, said: “Alamy understands the goals of YPA to sustain the careers of emerging photographers in order to perpetuate our profession and the wonderful art of photography. We at YPA are so grateful for Alamy's caring and gracious support of the foundation.”

Alamy’s head of content, Alan Capel, added: “We didn’t hesitate in providing support to YPA again, and are pleased to have created such a strong allegiance.

“Our industry needs fresh and innovative creators and YPA develops the talents of rising stars, helping to channel their undisputed energy to exploit the opportunities ahead."

At last year’s annual YPA scholarship event in October, the Alamy Scholarship Award was presented to Haley Flores by renowned photographer, Barbara Bordnick. Commenting on the scholarship, Haley Flores said:

“Personally, it means a lot to know I have an organization such as the YPA supporting me each step of my career. Its desire is pure; the YPA wants nothing more than to shape talent and support photography. I plan to remain connected with the YPA for as long as humanly possible.”


Notes to editors

About Alamy:
Alamy is the world’s largest independent stock photo site. It connects thousands of designers, marketing departments, news desks, and publishers with some of the best professional and amateur photographers around.

Alamy does not make editorial judgements on pictures, nothing is rejected providing the quality is acceptable – it lets the customer choose the pictures they want.

Alamy’s revolutionary approach to the stock photography business means 60 percent of each sale is paid to the content owner – the lion’s share or the revenue earned.

See about Alamy for more information.

About YPA:
YPA is an educational foundation dedicated to rallying the resources of the creative community and general public in support of young talent. Its mission is to inspire and empower the next generation of image-makers by offering the real-world knowledge, insight, experience and contacts they need to build sustainable careers as photography professionals.
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