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Corbis Appoints Cordon Press as New Editorial Representative in Spain

Corbis Aims for Growth in Newspaper and Magazine Markets through Partnership with Spainís Number One Photo Agency.

Seattle, WA, May 29, 2008 --( Corbis (, a leading visual media provider for the creative community, today announced that it has appointed Cordon Press ( as its representative in Spain for the editorial market. Effective June 1, Cordon will handle the distribution of Corbis’ vast historical and award-winning news imagery in Spain to editorial clients including magazines, newspapers as well as book and other publishers.

Founded more than 20 years ago, Cordon Press is Spain’s number one news agency, with particular strength in the newspaper and magazine sectors. The company has a reputation for quality imagery and leading customer services, and the new partnership with Corbis will significantly expand Cordon’s collection. The partnership demonstrates Corbis’ commitment to best serving the growing Spanish media market with high quality news, historical and celebrity imagery.

Paul Harraghy, Director Global Channel Sales, Corbis commented: “Cordon Press is a forwarded-looking, dynamic agency and with a proven track record in the Spanish market. This new partnership will help us bring our global offering to magazine and newspaper clients across Spain.”

“Corbis has an unparalleled collection of the world’s best historical imagery from across Europe and around the world,” said Juan Carlos Cordon, General Manager, Cordon Press. “Our partnership with Corbis will provide Spanish media and publishers with access to world-class collections that will enhance their reporting and other publishing.”

The relationship with Cordon Press replaces a previous editorial partnership. Corbis will continue to license imagery and footage to the commercial market directly through business development teams based in Madrid and Barcelona.

About Corbis
Corbis is a leading visual media provider for the creative community, licensing the widest array of award-winning contemporary, historical and entertainment photography as well as extensive collections of acclaimed illustration and footage. Its imagery is seen everyday around the world in advertising, media, publishing and corporate communications. Corbis is headquartered in Seattle with 15 offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia that serve more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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